Microneedling vs Microdermabrasion: Which Option Is Right for You?

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When you are ready to improve your skin, you will likely find several cosmetic, non-invasive procedures available to choose from. Among the most popular are microneedling and microdermabrasion, but which one is the right choice for your needs?


Microneedling is a collagen-stimulating treatment that addresses fine lines, scars, and pigmentation concerns on the skin. It can also help minimize stretch marks and wrinkles. It can be used on your body, scalp, and face. Microneedling can improve your skin concerns by encouraging blood flow and activating the body’s natural healing process. This leads to collagen production, which helps fill in the skin, creating a younger, healthier look.


Microdermabrasion is the removal of the top layer of the skin through the exfoliation process. It can address various skin concerns, including fine lines, wrinkles, scars, and pigmentation. This treatment lasts about 30 minutes, earning it the nickname the “lunch hour facial.”

It is completed with proper care and precision by one of our highly trained team members. The device is passed over the skin, removing that top layer of skin and encouraging your body’s natural ability to heal. It also “polishes” the top layer by safely removing dead skin cells.

Which Method Fits Your Needs?

Both of these skin care treatments can be beneficial depending on your specific areas of focus. They are performed in our office as outpatient procedures and may require multiple treatments for the best results. However, many people see results with both methods after their first treatment.

Set Up a Consultation To Determine Which Is Best for You

Microneedling and microdermabrasion can be beneficial depending on your specific skin needs. Dr. Deborah M. Farrell and Dr. Leo D. Farrell are experienced and highly trained doctors. Dr. Deborah Farrell specializes in laser and cosmetic medicine, treating various skin concerns. Dr. Leo Farrell is a board-certified plastic surgeon with over 20 years of experience. When you choose Farrell Plastic Surgery & Laser Center, P.C., you can be assured your needs and concerns will be cared for.

Learn more about both treatment options when you schedule an appointment with Farrell Plastic Surgery & Laser Center P.C. Set up an appointment at our practice in Mechanicsburg, PA, by completing our form online or calling 717-732-9000 today.

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Taking the time necessary to ensure natural-looking outcomes is a key ingredient to Drs. Leo and Deborah Farrell’s ability to provide consistently elegant results that never appear obvious or overdone— and to do so with less discomfort or downtime for you.

“We never hurry through a procedure. That’s how beautiful outcomes are achieved.”


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