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Micro-Needling Vs. Profractional Laser Treatments

Here is a nice table that spells out the differences between the two.

Micro-Needling Profractional Laser How we Treat and potential problems.
What it Does Surgical stainless steel micro-needles pierce the skin leading to Apoptosis in the dermis Laser beem that drills small holes in the skin at precise depths that have been determined based on the condition that is being treated.
What is Apoptosis vs Necrosis? Apoptosis or programmed cell death, is when a cell essentially commits suicide. The process is natural, and controlled.There is no inflammation. Necrosis takes place when a cell is traumatized by external force. The process can cause inflammation and disruption depending on the laser. Our laser causes little to no accessory injury.
How it Works The needles pierce the skin to stimulate the dermis and enhance rejuvenation. The injury also causes the body to release growth factors from fibroblasts, keratinocytes and monocytes, all of which contribute to increased collagen and elastin production. The “holes” created by the laser also create a wound healing response. This leaves normal tissue around the holes to be a reservoir for fibroblasts and stem cells to migrate into the holes. This leads to increased collagen and elastin production.
Applications for Use Scar revision including acne scars. Tatoo removal, general dermabrasion More severe Scar Revision, Acne scar revision, Fine lines and wrinkles,
Skin Type All All (with our laser)
Possible side effects Mild discomfort Mild discomfort to pain Local anaesthetic
Redness up to 24 hrs Erythema (redness), edema and possible bleeding for up to 48 hours
Edema (swelling) Up to 24 hours Edema (up to 48 hrs on average, longer with more aggressive treatment)
Deeper treatments will have bleeding (up to 24 hrs)
Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation (PIH) PIH Skincare products including UV screen



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