Your face is often the first place to show the passing of time. The changes to your complexion can be subtle, but they can eventually affect your self-esteem as they progress. If you’d like to turn back the clock and regain a youthful glow, you might be a candidate for skin therapy. Although there are many options, two of the most popular treatments include microneedling and IPL FotoFacial. While you might believe the procedures are the same, there are significant differences. Here’s what you need to know to choose the right treatment to reach your goals.
Microneedling VS IPL FotoFacial
There are several non-surgical skin treatments available to resolve a variety of specific issues, like blemishes, wrinkles, and acne scars. Depending on your needs, you might be a candidate for:
A small device containing very fine needles is rolled over your skin to create thousands of tiny punctures to the treatment site. The small injuries trigger your body’s natural healing process to promote the production of collagen. The protein is necessary for tight, firm skin that’s attributed to a youthful appearance. In some cases, the procedure can be combined with PRP, which involves drawing your blood to separate the platelets to apply them to your skin. Your platelets contain growth factors that can enhance the healing process to optimize the results you achieve.
Microneedling is often recommended for patients who want to resolve:
- Wrinkles and fine lines
- Acne scars
- Stretch marks
- Large pores
- Rough spots
You’ll notice a gradual improvement in your aesthetic concerns as your body produces more collagen over the next several months. Although the results won’t be instantaneous, you’ll benefit from a quick recovery and little risk of unwanted side effects.
IPL FotoFacial differs from microneedling because a laser is used to target the pigmentation in the skin. As the laser passes through the outer layer of the skin, it generates heat to focus on red or brown pigmented areas. The revolutionary device doesn’t damage the surrounding tissues while encouraging your body to heal itself by creating more collagen. IPL FotoFacial is often recommended for people who want to reduce the visibility of:
- Brown or red spots
- Spider veins
- Broken capillaries
The laser treatment is a quick and efficient solution to remove facial blemishes. You can expect your results to last longer than that of microneedling.
Which is Right for Me?
If you’re ready to give your confidence a boost using the latest innovations in skin rejuvenation, you’ll need to schedule an initial consultation to determine which treatment will address your specific concerns. Whichever one you choose, you’ll benefit from a nonsurgical solution to tighten your skin and revitalize your complexion.
About Dr. Connie Casad
Dr. Connie Casad is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and has over 30 years of experience. She also offers a variety of elective treatments to help her patients look and feel their best. Dr. Casad embraces the latest technologies and techniques to reveal vibrant, youthful skin. If you’re interested in skin therapy, contact our office today to learn more about your options.