Microneedling vs. microdermabrasion. What’s the difference, and which option is right for you?

We know many people in Regina looking to improve the look and feel of their skin have these questions which is why we’re going to cover this important topic in this post.

First, let’s discuss what each term means.

What is microneedling?

As its name suggests, microneedling uses tiny needles to puncture the surface of the skin. This is meant to stimulate the production of collagen and promote the healing process.

While it’s typically used on the face, microneedling can also be done on other areas of the body, particularly those with scars, wrinkling, large pores, or other issues.

At Pasqua South Medical Aesthetics, we use the SkinPen (by Crown Aesthetics) to perform microneedling on our patients. It is the first microneedling device cleared by the US FDA, and it has been proven to treat acne scars on people aged 22 and up in a safe and effective way.

Learn more about it, including what makes it such a safe and effective option in this post

What is microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion is also used to improve the look of the skin, but it’s done in a different way than microneedling.

Rather than puncturing the surface of the skin, microdermabrasion exfoliates the skin’s surface. Using tiny crystals, the top, superficial layer of skin is removed, leaving behind healthier, smoother skin.

Is microneedling or microdermabrasion right for me?

Now that you know the difference between microneedling and microdermabrasion, it’s time to discuss which option might be right for you.

Microdermabrasion is typically beneficial for those looking to improve the look of their skin and get a more glowing complexion. But since microneedling penetrates deeper into the skin, it can be more useful for treating more serious concerns, including deeper wrinkles and facial scars.

The best way to find out which option is right for you is to book a consultation for microneedling in Regina with us. Call (306) 559-1310 to learn more or to book an appointment.