How many microneedling treatments are equivalent to a fraxel restore or repair treatment?
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Microneedling with PRP or Fraxel
Microneedling vs. Fraxel
Microneedling does not perform the same function as laser resurfacing. In a fractional laser resurfacing tissue is ablated (Vaporized) causing the skin to regenerate new tissue. With microneedling, small holes are poked in the skin, but no tissue is ablated. For this reason, fractional resurfacing actually removes acne scar tissue and microneedling does not.
To see before and after photos of laser resurfacing procedures for acne scars, click on the link below.
Microneedling versus Fraxel
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With skin needling this would also depend on other factors such as the depth of needles, the number of passes, the areas treated, and if healing techniques such as micro needling PRP was to be performed at the same time.
There is new device called INFINI RF- far superior to micro needling alone as it delivers RF energy that is insulated. Downtime only 2 days at maximum. I am starting to combine this with PRP for even better results with a recovery of less than 36 hours.
All the best,
Dr Davin Lim
Laser, surgical and aesthetic dermatologist