Chemical Peels VS Microdermabrasion: Which one is right for you?

Chemical Peels VS Microdermabrasion: Which one is right for you?

Chemical peels and microdermabrasion has some similarities in exfoliating the skin and getting the skin back to looking fresh and healthy. They both help in making your skin smooth, glowing, and more alive. But what are the differences between peels and microdermabrasion? And how do you know which one will work best on your skin? Let’s find out!

Chemical peels are chemical solutions that are applied on the skin and are used to exfoliate the outermost layers of the skin. It helps reduce the appearance of scarring from acne, wrinkles and fine lines, dark spots, etc. They also help give the skin a smoother and a brighter look.

Microdermabrasion uses a technique were 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 and exfoliate and some have suction or vacuum to get rid of the unwanted dead skin cells making the skin clear of dirt and fresh-looking.

So which skin care technique is right for you?

Chemicals peels are best for people that;

– Have oily or have acne prone skin (Salicylic peels) Try Perfect Image’s Salicylic Gel Peel.
– Want to get rid of acne, smooth wrinkles, improve skin texture, eliminate age spots, or reduce the effects of sun damage
– Generally, people that have lighter to medium skin tones are the best candidate for peels

Microdermabrasion is best for people that;
– are pregnant or lactating
– have taken Accutane in the last 6 months
– have psoriasis, eczema, dermatitis or rosacea.
– have used Retin-A, Renova, prescription skin care products, products that contain ascorbic acid, bleaching or skin-lightening agents or other acid-based products in the last 48 hours.

Please note: It is best to ask your doctor/dermatologist of which skin care applications or procedures are best and the safest for your skin. Ask your doctor before trying out any treatments.

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