Microdermabrasion and Chemical Peels: Exploring Your Exfoliation Options

If you keep up with our blogs, you’ve probably read that chemical peels and microdermabrasion treatments produce similar results, which can make choosing a treatment option difficult. Therefore, Laser Lights offers pre-treatment skin analysis consultations to help you determine exactly what your skin needs. To help educate you of the available facial rejuvenation options, read on as we discuss the similarities and differences between chemical peels and microdermabrasion.

As we age, our skin begins to lose elasticity and imperfections like sun spots, fine lines, and acne scars start to appear. Certain cosmetic skin treatments, like microdermabrasion and chemical peels, can remove the outer layer of dead, damaged skin to reveal the fresh skin underneath while stimulating the body’s natural collagen production. These types of treatments are perfect for patients looking to improve surface imperfections and signs of aging, although we also provide more comprehensive anti-aging treatments like laser skin resurfacing to target more advanced signs of aging.

Microdermabrasion uses exfoliating diamonds or crystals to manually slough off dead skin cells, while chemical peel treatments involve the application of a chemical solution to eliminate the outer layer of dead skin. Both treatments are safe and provide effective results with little to no downtime. Even with these similarities, it’s important to understand that certain treatments target certain skin conditions better. For instance, microdermabrasion is typically effective for treating raised scars and is sometimes even used as a series of treatments for active acne.

As you can see in our guide to chemical peels, we offer a variety of chemical peels to address your specific concerns. Our chemical peels vary in strength, and we can even customize a strength specifically for your skin type. As with microdermabrasion, chemical peel patients often report flushed skin following treatment that will diminish over time. However, certain chemical peels cause the skin to peel for a few days following treatment. Once the skin stops peeling, the healthy skin beneath is revealed.

We also offer a micro laser peel that improves skin tone and texture while stimulating collagen production. Micro laser peels provide similar results to that of microdermabrasion or chemical peels. However, micro laser peel treatments use gentle laser technology to remove the outer layer of damaged skin and induce collagen production. Our micro laser peel provides deeper results than microdermabrasion, but is usually less intense than some of our chemical solutions.

Laser Lights Cosmetic Laser Center is dedicated to providing effective solutions for your skin conditions whether that’s through laser treatments or our other non-laser services. We understand each patient’s needs and skin conditions are different and take the time to recommend customized treatment options for each patient. Contact us to schedule a pre-treatment consultation today if you’re interested in having one of our licensed estheticians thoroughly examine your skin, answer your questions while listening to your concerns, and recommend a skin care plan just for you. Visit our website to learn more about what we do, and connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ for more skin care news and updates.