When it comes to skin rejuvenation, IPL and microneedling are two popular and effective procedures. Both treatments are noninvasive, avoid incisions and anesthesia, and don’t require any downtime.
They are also equipped to address a variety of different cosmetic concerns and revitalize skin.
Which begs the question: IPL or microneedling – How to pick?
Continue reading to learn all about the benefits of IPL and microneedling and how to choose the treatment that is best-suited to your needs and goals.
What Is Microneedling?
Microneedling is a nonsurgical treatment that uses ultra-thin needles and an automated device to stimulate collagen growth and rejuvenate skin.
It is an excellent option for women and men who have hyperpigmentation, wrinkles, fine lines, roughness, dullness, skin laxity, enlarged pores, and acne scars.
What Is IPL?
IPL stands for intense pulsed light and is a noninvasive treatment that targets red and brown discoloration in the skin. More specifically, it delivers bursts of broad spectrum light to tackle age spots, sun spots, freckles, redness, rosacea, acne, and broken blood vessels.
Dark spots typically become darker after treatment and then come to the surface and slough off a few days later.
A series of three-to-four sessions is recommended to effectively neutralize skin tone and produce a more even and radiant complexion.
IPL or Microneedling – How to Pick?
Like many people, you may be thinking: IPL or Microneedling – How to pick?
Your choice of IPL or microneedling ultimately comes down to your unique skin nuances and aesthetic goals.
If you are primarily concerned about dark spots and hyperpigmentation, IPL may provide the best option. That’s because it targets dark spots as well as background pigmentation to diminish discoloration and promote clarity.
However, if you are interested in rejuvenating skin texture and addressing signs of aging, microneedling is likely a better option.
Unlike IPL, microneedling has the ability to deeply penetrate the dermis and repair skin from the inside out. This improves overall skin tone and texture and achieves a more youthful and refreshed appearance.
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If you are considering IPL or microneedling, please call our office today to schedule a comprehensive consultation with one of our highly skilled and talented providers.