Why Microneedling Works So Much Better Than Laser
Finding the right thing that works for your skin is a journey that can take a lot of trial and error, as well as research and knowledge from the right experts. There are many ways to treat fine lines, wrinkles, and other signs of aging, but with so many skin types and needs, it can be challenging to filter all the options and find what is right for you. If you are the kind of person who wants longer-lasting results, less downtime, and fewer overall treatments to address your skin concerns, microneedling is a much better option for you over laser. Keep reading to learn more about why microneedling works so much better than laser and the best place to get expert microneedling in Westlake Village.
What is Microneedling?
Elle Magazine describes microneedling as a minimally invasive treatment that can be used all over the body—from scalp to ankles—to improve the appearance of scars, boost collagen, or encourage hair growth. Microneedling is also a standard treatment for fine lines and wrinkles, sun damage, and stretch marks.
The practice dates back to 1995 but has gained significant traction in recent years thanks to new technology—and YouTube, TikTok, and Instagram. As a result, the mesmerizing (albeit bloody) process stars in tens of thousands of videos, and the before/after photos would make anyone speed-book the service. Here, dermatologist Macrene Alexiades, MD, Ph.D., who has published extensive research on microneedling, and Yale clinical professor and dermatologist Mona Gohara, MD demystify the multi-purpose treatment.
Elle continues that microneedling is, simply put, the insertion of very fine, short, sterilized needles into the skin for rejuvenation. “When the skin feels these pinpricks, your body will naturally rush to heal them, resulting in a plumped, more youthful appearance,” says Alexiades. The most popular (and cost-effective) microneedling device, a dermaroller, comprises micro-fine needles that range in diameter from 0.5 and 2.5 millimeters. But if the prospect of multiple small needle wounds sounds slightly ominous to you, know that the punctures are more like pin pricks that are only surface-level deep.
What is Laser?
Laser treatments, according to Cleveland Clinic, 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.
Why Microneedling Is Right For You Over Laser
Microneedling Lasts Longer
Microneedling helps you achieve your desired results faster, which means your results will last longer than with laser. At our microneedling in Westlake Village clinic, you will be able to see a major difference in your skin within the first couple of months after your first treatment, which is not the same as laser skin treatments. Laser may require many treatments before you start noticing a difference.
Microneedling is Advanced Technology
Microneedling is an amazing advanced technology that creates precise, microscopic punctures in the skin, also called “micro-injuries”. This sends the skin into overdrive to heal itself, producing new collagen which is lost as we get older. Microneedling encourages your skin to work for itself and repair itself, naturally getting rid of signs of aging. Laser treatments work much differently and slowly to achieve the same results.
Microneedling has Less Downtime
If you’re the kind of person who does not have time to deal with a red, painful face for days (or weeks) on end, then microneedling in Westlake Village would be a much better choice for your lifestyle. With microneedling, the downtime is only about 24 hours with about 10 days of total aftercare. Laser treatments require five to seven days of downtime, with a minimum of 2 weeks or longer of total aftercare.
Microneedling Requires Less Treatments
Laser treatments are notorious for the time commitment it requires to achieve results. You may have to return for 4, 5, or even 6 more treatments every 6 weeks like clockwork to get the results you want. If you want results faster, microneedling is the way to go. Microneedling, in many cases, only requires one one-hour to ninety-minute session to achieve results.
Microneedling in Weslake Village at Elmira Studio
Microneedling is an amazing technology that can easily treat skin issues such as:
- 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
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)
- PlasmaPen (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