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Micro-needling vs. Botox

· skin care,skin

Being a clinician, everyone around looks up to you for advice professionally about procedures they could make use of to reduce the aging process. They respect your experience and advice. Botox is quite popular but these days, micro-needling is becoming the process lots of clinicians now use on their patients. The right process that should be used on a patient depends on the goals for that patient. But you as a professional can help them look at both choices from your expert point of view.

Botox Injections vs Micro-needling

How Does Micro-needling Work?

This process aims to make the skin look young again by stimulating the efficient production of healthy new cells, which has the aim of renewing the skin. This may end up granting the patient more radiant, smoother, and younger-looking skin.

These days as a result of advanced technology, clinicians make use of a SkinPen® device. It is a handheld wireless tool, and it is used to help patients that desire renewed skin. It doesn't cause any form of pain. It makes use of a highly targeted technique that would let you reach difficult areas in the body. It could be used on almost any part of the body too by making use of little needles to make microscopic punctures.

After it is done, the body works on its own to repair these injuries. Capillaries that are new increase the flow of blood, and newly created elastin and collagen improve the texture and structure of the skin. Making use of micro-needling, it doesn’t significantly affect the epidermis, and you should not fear scarring or infection after the procedure is done properly.

How Does Botox Work?

Botox helps in smoothing the wrinkles and how lines appear on the face. It doesn’t directly treat the skin surface. Making use of injections on the underlying muscle, Botox paralyzes it a little bit. This prevents the mobility of those muscles partially and temporarily. But patients can still make normal expressions using their faces, but it prevents wrinkling when the patient squints or frowns. This also helps in preventing deepening wrinkles through time.

To reduce anti-aging properties, Botox is usually used on crow's feet and frown lines. Patients no longer need to worry about the “face freezing” results, which were usually associated with this product. These days, one could make use of Botox to get more subtle effects. The amount of Botox required greatly depends on how much wrinkles are on the patient's face and the type of results the patient desires. If more than a Botox syringe is used, lots of clinicians advise using these injections in several sessions instead of making use of all of them at the same time.

So, getting expert advice, we would advise you to make use of micro-needling compared to Botox. Micro-needling is not a harsh process. You wouldn’t need to stress about injections and going at intervals like in the case of Botox.


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