Microdermabrasion and chemical peels are both non-surgical skin treatments that can help to improve the appearance of your skin. They work in different ways, but they can both be effective in reducing the appearance of wrinkles, age spots, acne scars, and other blemishes.
Microdermabrasion is a mechanical exfoliation treatment that uses a high-pressure stream of tiny crystals or crystal free to remove the top layer of dead skin cells. This exposes the fresh, new skin underneath, which can make your skin look brighter, smoother, and more radiant. Microdermabrasion is a relatively painless procedure that can be performed in a doctor’s office or spa. It is usually done in a series of treatments, with each treatment lasting about 15 minutes.
Chemical peels are chemical exfoliation treatments that use a solution of acids to remove the top layer of dead skin cells. The type of acid used and the depth of the peel will determine the results. Superficial chemical peels, which only remove the top layer of skin, are the least invasive type of peel. Medium-depth chemical peels remove the top two or three layers of skin, and deep chemical peels remove the top four or five layers of skin. Chemical peels are typically done by a doctor or dermatologist. They can cause some redness, swelling, and peeling, but the results can be dramatic.
Which treatment is right for you depends on your individual needs and goals. If you are looking for a relatively painless procedure with minimal downtime, microdermabrasion may be a good option for you. If you are looking for a more dramatic improvement in the appearance of your skin, a chemical peel may be a better option.