RF Microneedling w/PRP vs. Fraxel (non-ablative) procedure? (photos)
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Fraxel v. Microneedling
I find that with either Fraxel or RFM at least three treatments are needed to see results. Most patients tolerate the microneedling very well and say it is a comfortable procedure. Based on the photos I concur with the other doctors that you may benefit from more aggressive therapies and utilize the RFM for maintenance treatments.
Combination treatments work best.
Like Dr Emer, I seldom work with one device, its finding the best METHOD to give you your desired result. As you have textural changes- wrinkles but most importantly brown pigmentation and sun damage, I would opt for a high density CO2 laser in combination with Microneedling (energy based to stimulate collagen), at the same time I would use PRP. This ensures that your healing times are shortened, but with laser, this also address the superficial component of skin ageing- namely texture. See a expert who has many devices as he or she will often combine treatments to give the best results. Dr Davin Lim, Brisbane. Australia. (PS. Never forget volume correction - the balance of texture, tone and volume with filers gives the most natural results)
I'd do a Combination
I usually recommend a combination of RF treatments and/or ultrasound with microneedling/PRP to get the best results. you are really a candidate tho for a combination of more agressive laser like co2 or erbium, fillers, and botox. See an expert. Best, Dr. Emer