Microneedling vs Laser Treatments: What You Should Know
Laser treatments are famous for giving great, long-lasting results. However, they’re also infamous for the pain and time commitment they require. This can scare a lot of people off from getting the treatments they so badly want and need. Is there a better way? Luckily, you can find better results in just one treatment with microneedling. If you’ve never heard of microneedling, we have compiled everything you need to know in this blog and how it stacks up next to laser treatments. Keep reading to learn more about microneedling vs laser treatments and where you can get amazing microneedling results in Westlake Village.
What is Microneedling?
According to Yale Medicine, microneedling, also called percutaneous collagen induction therapy, is performed using a handheld, drum- or pen-shaped device, electrically powered, with tiny needles that make precise, microscopic punctures in the skin. These “micro-injuries” do not leave scars; they work by helping to stimulate the skin to repair itself naturally through a process called dermal remodeling. This process starts with inflammation, which stimulates the skin to produce new collagen (the elastic fibers that make skin tight, smooth, and youthful). Collagen levels in the skin decline as we age, and new collagen can be produced when the skin is in repair mode.
Microneedling with the Plasma Pen
The unique Platinum Plasma Pen is a revolutionary skin rejuvenation device that gives all the benefits of a facelift, wrinkle removal, and more in just one 1-3 hour session. With results that last up to 3 ½ years, the Plasma Pen is not a laser, needle, acid, or retinol. Instead, the pen creates an electrode made with the energy of oxygen and nitrogen that shrinks micro-areas evenly and without painful burn marks.
Plasma Pen Works On:
- Eye Lifts & Crows Feet
- Skin Tightening
- Skin Lifting
- Skin Resurfacing
- Smokers Lines
- Jaw Tightening
- Skin Tag Removal
- Mole Removal
- Scar Revision
- Pigmentation Work
- Stretch Mark Work
- Advanced Skin Rejuvenation
What are Laser Treatments?
According to Cleveland Clinic, laser treatments reduce the appearance of wrinkles and scars, even out skin coloring (pigmentation), tighten skin, and remove lesions, both benign (non-cancerous) and malignant.
The laser technique directs short, concentrated pulsating beams of light at irregular skin. Laser skin resurfacing removes skin very precisely, layer by layer by vaporizing it. Lasers remove the outer layer of your skin – the epidermis – and heat the underlying layer, called the dermis. The lasers stimulate the growth of new collagen fibers resulting in new skin that is smoother and firmer. This popular procedure is known by several other names, including lasabrasion, laser peel, or laser vaporization.
Which Has Less Downtime?
The downtime involved with laser treatments includes:
- Five to 7 days after laser resurfacing, your skin will become dry and peel
- Your new skin will at first appear pink. It should begin to gradually lighten up over the next two to three months
- Avoid activities that can cause flushing for two weeks after treatment
The downtime involved with microneedling includes:
- You may see and feel redness within the first 24 hours (similar to a sunburn)
- Some may experience swelling close to the lymph nodes
- Only 10 days of aftercare
Which Lasts Longer?
Microneedling, in many cases, only requires one, one-hour to ninety-minute, session to achieve results. Numbing cream will be applied for extra comfort throughout the procedure. Results show and improve over 90 days and last for up to 3 ½ years
Laser treatments can require anywhere between four to eight sessions that can last up to two hours. Results won’t be evident for up to three months after the final procedure.
Microneedling in Westlake Village at Elmira Studio
If you’re tired of painful laser treatments that require too much of a commitment, microneedling is perfect for you. The Elmira Studio uses the Platinum Plasma Pen by the Louise Walsh International Academy for expert microneedling results.
The Platinum Plasma Pen creates an equal size crust made with the energy of oxygen and nitrogen—other pens create a burn mark that is uneven and not equal. This particular device requires 650 hours of specialized training to master the correction of hills, valleys, and unevenness of wrinkles in the face. In addition to Elmira Studio’s premier product and extensive specialized training, her expertise is on-hand to explain everything before and during your procedure, as well as after-treatment support to ensure you achieve the best results possible. Elmira Studio carries the Platinum Plasma Pen product line to help accelerate the healing time and get the best results.
Elmira Halpern is a highly experienced esthetician with thousands of hours of experience, training, and teaching under her belt when it comes to all things skin and face. With a wide range of services for Westlake Village, CA, and surrounding areas, Elmira is specially trained in Plasma Pen Platinum and, with over 650 specialized hours, she even teaches other estheticians the trade. She will guide you expertly throughout the process in her serene Westlake Village, CA studio, ensuring your complete comfort and satisfaction.
Service Elmira Studio offers includes:
- Permanent Make-Up
- Dermaplaning (peach fuzz hair removal and deep exfoliation)
- Microneedling (helps to treat various scars, wrinkles, and large pores)
- Microchanneling (great for the surface texture and the overall appearance of the skin)
- Plasma Pen (great for wrinkles, eye lifts, skin tightening, mole removal, and much more)
- Tattoo Removal
To learn more about Elmira and to book an appointment today, visit elmirastudio.com