There are so many treatment options available nowadays to help give your skin a more youthful and radiant appearance. Two of those treatments include microneedling and IPL treatment. Both treatments are very different, but they come with a wide variety of benefits.

Before you schedule an appointment, let’s look at what each treatment is and the many benefits they come with. Then, you can decide which sounds right for you!

What Are Microneedling and IPL?

Microneedling works by creating tiny wounds in the skin with microneedles attached to a specialized device. This process starts your skin’s natural wound-healing process which creates new collagen and boosts skin cell turnover. The result is healthy new collagen that tightens aging skin, reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and brightens the overall appearance.

IPL, or intense pulsed light, is a laser light technology that is used to reduce pigmented spots on the skin. It works by using light energy that is attracted to certain pigments in the skin. When used, the laser light heats the skin and damages the targeted cells. The issues in the targeted area then gradually disappear from the skin.

At Cope Cosmetic Dermatology, we use the 4-in-1 LUVO Darwin device, the  LUVO Lucent for IPL (the strongest in the country), and the LUVO Prolift for radiofrequency microneedling which provides targeted treatment to the deep layers of the skin.

Benefits of Microneedling and IPL

The benefits of microneedling and IPL are numerous. They can both treat your skin and ensure it appears more youthful and rejuvenated. Some of the benefits of these two treatments include:

Boosts Collagen Production

Collagen is a protein crucial in maintaining the skin’s elasticity and firmness. As we age, the production of collagen in our skin decreases, leading to the formation of wrinkles and fine lines.

By creating controlled micro-injuries on the skin’s surface, microneedling encourages the skin to produce more collagen, resulting in a more youthful appearance.

Reduces Wrinkles and Fine Lines

Microneedling is highly effective in reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. Because the micro-injuries made during the treatment process stimulate collagen production, it targets both superficial and deep wrinkles, significantly improving the skin’s appearance.

Reduces Redness

IPL treatment works incredibly well to reduce redness. The light therapy treatment can remove 50-75% of broken blood vessels that often contribute to redness in the skin. Whether due to rosacea or another issue, IPL can significantly reduce any redness you’re dealing with.

Reverses Sun Damage

IPL treatment can also be very beneficial to anyone struggling with sun damage on their skin. Whether you have brown spots or redness, IPL therapy can greatly reduce the appearance of those concerns.

Schedule a Consultation

If you’re considering microneedling or IPL therapy (or both!) to rejuvenate and enhance your skin’s appearance, scheduling a consultation with Cope Cosmetic Dermatology should be your next step.

Dr. Austin Cope is dedicated to providing exceptional, natural, and long-lasting results using the latest advancements in cosmetic dermatology including microneedling and IPL therapy.

To schedule a consultation today, call our Highland, UT office at 385-273-1007 or use our online scheduling form.

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