Skin Rejuvenation

Microneedling vs Laser Facials


Short answer? No. Micro-needling has actually been around a long time. This treatment uses a device that delivers tiny pricks to stimulate the skin’s natural healing processes. It claims to minimize wrinkles and improve the appearance of scars in all skin types and with little-to-no downtime. While numerous published studies have found micro-needling to be effective when performed by a dermatologist against acne scars, most dermatologists advise caution when using a home micro-needling device. And the reality is micro-needling involves a lot of recuperation time. It’s also not suitable for people with darker complexions.


How does micro-needling work? Micro-needling devices include rollers with wheels of needles and pens with a cluster of needles at the tip. The slight injury they cause stimulates collagen growth, which then improves the appearance of some scars and wrinkles. Although the technique works well for sunken areas on the skin caused by acne, it doesn’t work on deep, narrow acne scars. Usually, patients see a 60% to 70% improvement in broad, shallow acne scars with four-to-six treatments.

But who wants to be stuck at home because of an extended period of recovery? Not many! If you want better and faster results with virtually no downtime, consider a laser facial instead—such as the ever-popular Clear + Brilliant. Clear + Brilliant uses fractional laser technology to:

  • Reverse the early signs of aging
  • Reduce pore size
  • Give skin a youthful glow
  • Beautify skin tone and texture
  • Correct pigmentation problems

Clear + Brilliant rejuvenates the skin from the inside out using a non-invasive dioxide laser. Compared with micro-needling, Clear + Brilliant procedures require little recovery time and boast a lower risk of complications. Most people only experience a day or two of post-procedural swelling and redness. The treated area might also feel rough for up to five days following treatment. But that’s about it as far as side effects are concerned.


Clear + Brilliant works its magic by revitalizing skin from the inside out. Its non-invasive laser technology gently resurfaces the top layer of the dermis by creating millions of microscopic treatment zones in the skin. Sounds complicated, right? But it’s really just about replacing damaged skin with healthy, younger-looking tissue. The result? Smoother, softer and youthful-looking skin.

Is Clear + Brilliant Right for You?

Clear + Brilliant is safe for all skin types and tones but is most ideal for younger patients who want to reverse the early signs of aging. That’s because Clear + Brilliant encourages new collagen growth, improving skin tone and texture and reducing the appearance of pores. The ideal candidate for Clear + Brilliant may have:

  • Superficial lines around eyes and mouth
  • Fine lines on cheeks
  • Rough skin texture
  • Superficial brown age spots

Patients who have excessively saggy skin, deep wrinkles and darker age spots may not benefit from Clear + Brilliant procedures because they do not tighten skin and are not as aggressive as similar anti-aging treatments.


Unlike micro-needling, Clear + Brilliant is clinically proven to significantly reverse early signs of aging. Almost all patients who undergo Clear + Brilliant treatments report their skin looks younger and feels smoother. What’s more, their skin achieves a noticeable glow after a series of three to five Clear + Brilliant treatments. This glow owes to the fact that Clear + Brilliant significantly helps refresh skin tone and texture – indeed, many patients see a significant difference in the appearance of their skin after only one treatment. Within as little as a week, patients notice brighter, softer and more youthful skin texture. With multiple treatments age spots, fine lines and wrinkles fade and soften.