What's the difference between dermapen, microneedling and the Nano laser peel?

Do they all work on the same thing? Can they all be done with PRP? And what is better PRP FACELIFT OR FACIAL? I am looking for an overall fresh look to my face, minimizing sun-damage and stimulating rejuvenation. And which would be best for the eyes, and which would be best for the lower face/neck area. Or are there lasers that work better for an overall refreshed look? I do not want more than a one to two day down time. I am looking for treatments to choose this Spring. Thank you so much.

Doctor Answers 5

Dermapen and Microneedling

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  1. DermaPen is the instrument used to do microneedling. Nano laser peel is another way of zaping to remove the dead superficial layer of the skin. Two different effective ways to clean up the epidermis. Series of Micro needling depending on the depth of any scars, especially acne scars can be significantly reduced. They all can be done with PRP and the healing is significantly faster and helps in the skin rejuvenation. 
  2. Halo by Sciton is the best procedure to get the best results with less than 24 hours down time. We have had fantastic results. 

Microneedling with PRP for acne scar, texture and skin tome #Williamsville NY

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Microneedling with different devices overall provides excellent results and outcomes and the down time depends on the depth. Combined with PRP, microneedling provides amazing results.

Dr Karamanoukian
#RealSelf100 member

Microneedling vs DermaPen vs NanoPeel

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All of these treatments are providing very gentle and superficial injury to the skin.  DermaPen and Eclipse MicroPen are both microneedling devices.  Each claims to stimulate dermal collagen each time they are used. The microneedling injury to skin causes the skin to respond with repair and replacement.  The response can be improved with use of PRP being layered on after treatment or use of an epidermal growth factor serum or stem cell factor being applied to the skin after microneedling.  The NanoPeel is a term coined by Sciton to describe a minimal downtime laser peel where 6-10 microns of skin is totally vaporized and removed.  The skin is uniformly red, a bit tender for several hours after the entire top layer of skin is removed.  It is interesting that studies show this injury also causes a dermal response with increased collagen synthesis over time.  Both Microneedling and Nano or MicroLaser Peels are included in a very popular treatment program we call The YouthFull You package.  

Steven Swengel, MD
Los Gatos Dermatologic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 13 reviews

PRP and Microneedling

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Choosing the bet combination of treatments really depends on what you goal is.  The down time with micro needling depends on how deep you penetrate the skin.  Please consult an expert as to the best cosmetic treatment for you, whether it be PRP or a peel or injections of Botox or Lasers.  Best, Dr. Green

Lasers and Fillers and Botox and PRP/Microneedling-- Can Be Done Together

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All these treatments can be done at the same time .... I suggest seeing an expert for an evaluation and treatment.  Best, Dr. Emer.

Jason Emer, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 207 reviews

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