Microneedling versus laser: Is one better than the other?

Posted By American Med Spa Association, Friday, October 26, 2018

Microneedling cannot match the tissue-tightening effects of lasers, but it addresses issues ranging from stubborn wrinkles to stretch marks, quickly and cost-effectively, said an expert at The Cosmetic Bootcamp. Rather than competing, she added, microneedling and laser treatments often complement each other.
Although fractional ablative lasers have bridged the efficacy-versus-downtime gap between traditional CO2 lasers and nonablative lasers, said Tina S. Alster, M.D., no laser can treat severe perioral rhytides successfully. She is director of the Washington Institute of Dermatologic Laser Surgery and clinical professor of dermatology at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.
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