Non-invasive skin rejuvenating treatments like microneedling and Clear + Brilliant can produce visible results like younger, healthier, and clearer skin by stimulating collagen and elastin production and increasing capillaries. These processes are formally known as neocollagenesis and neovascularization, and both can aid in making old and damaged skin look young and healthy again.
While both microneedling and Clear + Brilliant treatments capitalize on different delivery methods, both stimulate collagen production by utilizing controlled skin injury. Read on to learn which treatment is right for you and how combining the two treatments can give you exceptional results.
SkinPen Microneedling For Scarring, Fine Lines, and Uneven Texture
Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, uses a medical device to produce controlled injury. While some microneedling devices are rollers with wheels of fine needles, others are pens, which have numerous needles at the tip.
The SkinPen is the first FDA-cleared microneedling device for patients seeking a more gentle alternative to laser treatments. Clinically researched, the SkinPen is proven to reduce acne scars significantly and encourages skin regeneration and cellular turnover. The SkinPen is safe and recommended for all skin types, with little to no downtime required from patients.
Benefits of SkinPen Microneedling
Numerous clinical studies have proven microneedling to be a safe and effective way to generate more collagen and repair the skin. Not only do microneedling treatments with SkinPen promote new skin cell development to reveal a healthy glow, but you can also expect to see an improvement in other areas, including:
Discoloration and hyperpigmentation
Uneven skin texture
Clear + Brilliant For Less Noticeable Pores
Enlarged pores can easily clog with sebum, leading to breakouts and pimples. Pores can also become brown or black if they’re filled with dirt and debris, making them more noticeable. Clear + Brilliant is an incredible treatment for anyone looking to shrink their pores, rejuvenate the skin, and treat pigmentation, scarring, and irregular texture. Clear + Brilliant is a laser treatment that uses a fractional laser to treat only a fraction of your skin at a time. This allows for the laser to focus on the treatment areas your skin needs most.
Benefits of Clear + Brilliant
The fractional laser makes tiny dots in your skin, so microscopic that you will not be able to see them. Your body recognizes these punctures and implements healing properties to the specific area to rebuild your skin cells. This treatment helps to build collagen in the area and correct issues with skin tone and texture.
We can use Clear + Brilliant to:
Reduce the appearance of scars, especially acne scars
Reduce the appearance of fine lines
Treat uneven pigmentation
Restore even skin tone
Reduce enlarged pores
Improve skin texture
Correct sun damage
Improve age spots
Improve skin firmness
Microneedling Vs. Clear + Brilliant
Microneedling treatments with SkinPen penetrate the skin less deeply than Clear + Brilliant. This means that microneedling is recommended for superficial skin conditions. Treatments cause less injury to the skin, which minimizes the amount of post-procedure redness, inflammation, and recovery time. This also means that microneedling is better suited for treating sensitive areas with thin or delicate skin, like around the eyes.
Clear + Brilliant can penetrate deeper into the epidermis, leaving you with a more dramatic result. Additionally, the depths of penetration are adjustable, meaning we will entirely customize the treatment based on your unique skin concerns. Clear + Brilliant is often used more in comprehensive laser acne treatments because it has the additional benefit of reducing pore size.
Combining Treatments For Incredible Results
Every patient is unique, both in their concerns and the conditions of their skin. Both SkinPen Microneedling and Clear + Brilliant treatments are perfect for maintaining healthy skin and treating superficial skin conditions like acne scarring, fine lines, wrinkles, and minor sun damage.
The best way to determine whether microneedling, Clear + Brilliant or a combination of the two is the best treatment plan for your skin is to schedule a skin consultation. Our skin care specialists at Radiance Skincare & Laser Medspa can address any concerns you may have and explain in more detail which treatment is the best choice for you. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.