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Micro-Needling vs. Laser Resurfacing: The Pros and Cons of Skin Rejuvenation

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Micro-needling and Laser Skin Resurfacing are two popular treatments that offer promising results. Both procedures aim to address common skin concerns such as wrinkles, acne scars, uneven texture, and pigmentation issues. However, they have several differences that are important to consider when choosing the best treatment for you. At Beautiful Orlando Medical Spa, we offer micro-needling with the Hydrapen and laser skin resurfacing with Halo by Sciton.


Micro-needling is a minimally invasive procedure that involves the use of a device containing fine needles to create controlled micro-injuries in the skin. The procedure stimulates the body's natural wound healing process, leading to the production of new collagen, leading to an improvement in skin elasticity, firmness, and texture.

Micro-needling can help address skin concerns like fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, enlarged pores, uneven skin texture, and hyperpigmentation.


  • Collagen Production: Stimulates the body's production of collagen and elastin, resulting in younger-looking skin.
  • Minimal Downtime: Mild swelling and redness might occur, but they typically subside within a few days.
  • Less Invasive: This procedure is not as invasive as laser skin resurfacing, as depth of treatment is much less compared to laser resurfacing


  • Gradual Improvements: Results will be noticed over time; and treatments have to be maintained.
  • Multiple Sessions: Several sessions are needed to see the best results.

Laser Skin Resurfacing

Laser skin resurfacing is a procedure that uses laser technology to improve the appearance and texture of the skin. This treatment uses a combination of ablative and non-ablative lasers to target the skin's surface, as well as the layers beneath the surface, to stimulate the production of collagen.

Laser skin resurfacing can address various skin concerns, including wrinkles, fine lines, acne scars, sun damage, uneven pigmentation, and skin laxity. This treatment helps restore a more youthful and radiant complexion.


  • Dramatic Improvements: Patients typically notice dramatic results with smoother, radiant skin after just one session.
  • Collagen Production: Similar to microneedling, laser skin resurfacing stimulates collagen production, enhancing skin elasticity and firmness, but of course to a much greater extent.
  • Versatility: Laser skin resurfacing effectively targets various skin concerns, including pigmentation issues and sun damage.
  • Acne Scars: Laser resurfacing is the treatment of choice for acne scars as they are ice pick scars and go deep. Since healing with laser resurfacing happens from inside out, it helps “pop” the scars out and results in dramatic improvements in skin texture and appearance. Depending on the severity of the acne scars, more than one session might be required.
  • One treatment is all that is required in most cases


  • Longer Downtime/Recovery: Patients typically require a few days to fully heal, experiencing redness, swelling, and peeling for a period of 4-7 days.
  • Sun exposure is to be avoided for a period of 3-4 months 

Which is Better?

The "better" treatment depends on your individual skin goals, preferences, concerns and skin type. Consulting with us at Beautiful Orlando Medical Spa will help you make the informed decision that best suits your needs. Benefits and potential risks of both micro-needling and laser skin resurfacing will be discussed. What works best for one person may not be the ideal choice for another, so it's essential to prioritize your individual skincare needs and goals when selecting a treatment option.


Give us a call to schedule a complimentary consultation at Beautiful Orlando Medspa to see which treatment is best for you! 407-766-6080


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* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.