What is Microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion is a noninvasive procedure that is used to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, age spots, stretch marks, pore size, and acne scars on various parts of the body. During the process, an esthetician will use a crystal-tipped device to treat the skins surface and remove dead and dull skin cells. Not only does microdermabrasion device exfoliate the skin, but it uses suction simultaneously to help stimulate circulation in the skin. The treatment usually takes anywhere from 30 to 60 minutes and the result is softer, smoother looking skin. This procedure creates little to no discomfort, and there is no downtime. It is suitable for most, but not all, skin types.
What is Microneedling?
Microneedling is an invasive treatment that pinpoints skin below the service. The process includes making microscopic punctures in the skin using a device with multiple fine needle tips. This is sometimes called collagen induction therapy because the process stimulates the body’s production of collagen and elastin during the wound healing response. Microneedling is used to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, stretchmarks and scars on various parts of the body. Most skin types require sight downtime, as many experience redness and peeling for around 2 to 3 days. It is also recommended to avoid direct sun on the treated areas for up to a week after the procedure.