The difference between chemical peels and microdermabrasion

Posted by Monarch Plastic Surgery

Aug 1, 2016 8:30:00 AM

chemical peel vs. microdermabrasionWrinkles, fine lines, brown spots, acne scars, and other skin blemishes can sometimes make you look and feel older than you really are. During the summer months when you’re more prone to showing off your skin in bathing suits, tank tops, and shorts, these types of skin issues might even make you feel self-conscious about your body.

If you’re feeling as if your skin needs rejuvenating, there are several skin rejuvenation treatments that can help reverse the aging process and make your skin look refreshed, revitalized, and younger. Two common treatments that effectively do the job are chemical peels and microdermabrasion — and Monarch Skin Rejuvenation Center can help you determine which one is best for you.

While chemical peels and microdermabrasion are both highly effective at removing dead and damaged skin cells, you might be wondering which procedure should you choose and how they differ from one another.

What are chemical peels, and how do they work?

Chemical peels are solutions that remove the damaged outer layers of your skin to improve and smooth its overall texture. Chemical peels are available in different varieties and strengths that can be tailored and adjusted to meet your specific needs based on your skin condition. This treatment is ideal for improving wrinkles, acne scarring, blemishes, uneven pigmentation, and sun damage.

During chemical peel treatment, a licensed aesthetician brushes the liquid chemical solution onto your skin. The peel is then removed after several minutes, and you might experience some redness and sensitivity following treatment.

What is microdermabrasion, and how does it work?

Microdermabrasion is a device that uses a diamond grade tip along with suction to remove any dead skin cell build up. This allows your products to penetrate better and your makeup to go on smoother. Microdermabrasion has the ability to reverse sun damage, fine lines, wrinkles, acne scarring, and brown spots.


Chemical peels vs. microdermabrasion: Which should you choose?

The best way to determine which treatment is best for you is to make an appointment with a licensed aesthetician who can examine your skin and make recommendations based on your specific skin condition.

Intense chemical peels offer results that can last for years, while lighter peels offer results that last for just a few months. Microdermabrasion, on the other hand, may require you to undergo regular treatments every six months to one year to maintain results.

In regards to downtime and recovery, your skin could take up to eight days to recover from a chemical peel, and just one to two days to recover from microdermabrasion. Recovery is a major factor to take into consideration, especially if you plan on attending a special event in the near future.

Are you interested in rejuvenating and refreshing your skin through one or more cosmetic treatments? Make an appointment with Monarch Skin Rejuvenation Center to learn more about our many effective skin care treatments. Whether you’re concerned about fine lines, wrinkles, brown spots, or large pores, our aestheticians will create a treatment plan to address your goals!

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Topics: Skin rejuvenation, chemical peels, microdermabrasion

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