These two may sound similar, but there are a few key differences that set them apart from one another. Micro-needling and microdermabrasion are both minimally or non-invasive and great for reducing fine lines, wrinkles, and acne scarring, but let’s see how what makes them different.
During a micro-needling session, a rolling device of tiny needles is used to make tiny holes on your skin. This creates very small micro-injuries on the surface of your skin that in turn triggers a physical defense mechanism that causes the body to produce more collagen. Collagen is essential for your over-all akin health. The spike in collagen production tightens the skin, reduces the appearance of acne scars, fine lines, and stretch marks, and adds volume to your skin. Even if the procedure is minimally invasive, making use of micro-needle punctures, the needles don’t actually breach the surface of your skin, so there won’t be any damage or scarring from the treatment.
Microdermabrasion is a non-invasive procedure that is a form of exfoliation which reduces wrinkles, fine lines, leathery skin, brown patches, clogged and bloated pores, acne scarring, uneven pigmentation, and crow’s feet around the eyes. The dead outer layer of skin is shed off and clogged pores are cleared. The procedure aids in the acceleration of blood flow which stimulates the production of collagen for more firm and tighter skin.
To book a microdermabrasion or micro-needling treatment, or to discuss your skin care options, schedule a consultation with us here at Advanced Skin Fitness.