Chemical Peels and Microdermabrasion – Which one is right for you?

Chemical Peels and Microdermabrasion – Which one is right for you?

Jan '22

If you think about it, some of the best things in life happen as you age. You grow wiser and confident in yourself, which allows you to discover your true passions. And while your mind enjoys the benefits of aging, your skin may not be so fortunate. As you grow older, wrinkles, fine lines, and scars, along with other imperfections, show your age.

Luckily, there are ways to correct the signs of aging, exfoliation being among them. Exfoliation is simply the process of removing the top layer of dead skin cells from the skin’s outermost layer, the epidermis. And while there are many exfoliation methods, microdermabrasion and chemical peels are the most transformative. Plus, they both can be done over your lunch break with little downtime. Though similar, they have a few differences that will help you decide which treatment is right for you.

Are you ready to erase years of aging through exfoliation? At Westchester’s Best SkinCenter, our experts will ensure you get the best possible results. No matter what method you choose, we can get you the results you want to achieve.

Microdermabrasion Basics

Microdermabrasion uses a minimally abrasive tool is swiped over the skin to remove the thicker, uneven superficial layer of the skin. Some tools use tiny crystals to “sand” the skin, exfoliate the top layers, and then use a suction tool to eliminate the unwanted dead skin cells. By removing the debris and resurfacing the skin, you are left with a brighter and smoother complexion. As it targets a superficial layer of the skin, it can target dark spots and acne, both problems that arise in the epidermis, and helps brighten and tone.

Chemical Peel Basics

Chemical peels use chemicals to break down the “glue” of your skin to generate new skin cell production. A specific solution is applied to the face and left to penetrate the skin. There may be no peeling or intense peeling, depending on the peel strength. The benefits of peels are that they are in a way customizable. Different acids target different skin issues, such as salicylic acid for acne and glycolic acid for aging. You can also vary the strength of the peel depending on the issue severity. The chemicals can penetrate deeply into the skin, which makes peels ideal not only for superficial exfoliation, but it’s a great way to treat issues like wrinkles, skin texture issues, and deeper scarring.

Which treatment is best for you?

Which method will work better for you starts with skin type. If you have dry skin that’s not very oily, Microdermabrasion is best. Those with oily or sensitive skin will benefit more from chemical peels.

If acne scars are your primary target, the type of scar will come into your decision. Chemical peels are best for acne scars that leave holes in your skin, and Microdermabrasion will work better with raised acne scars.

At Westchester’s Best SkinCenter, our aesthetic nurses create a fully customized treatment plan tailored to your individual needs. Whether you’re looking for an anti-aging solution or suffering from acne, SkinCenter will help you achieve the healthy and beautiful skin you’ve always wanted.  Schedule your complimentary consultation today.

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