When it comes to anti-aging treatments, there are two main types: medical spa skin treatments and injections. Both have their merits and can work wonders in making you look younger longer. Two of the most popular procedures in these categories are microneedling and BOTOX. While many master estheticians and injectors would recommend a routine that includes both injections and professional skincare, patients often ask, “Is microneedling better than BOTOX?”

First off, let’s look at what the two procedures treat. Microneedling is a skin treatment that induces collagen production to improve the quality and thickness of the skin. This accounts for the collagen loss that comes with aging. This can make wrinkles less noticeable as the skin thickens which can better hide hollows. BOTOX temporarily hinders muscle movements that cause wrinkles. This treats dynamic wrinkles and prevents more permanent ones from forming. 

The two procedures work in very different ways that can complement one another. So, one is not really better than the other since they address aging so differently. However, if you must choose one, your age and skin may make one more viable. If your biggest concern is with your skin such as sun damage, acne, hyperpigmentation, etc., then microneedling is likely the better choice. However, if you are more concerned about wrinkles and fine lines, especially those that form with movement on the forehead, nose, and corners of the eyes, then BOTOX may be the better option. 

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