Chemical Peel vs Microdermabrasion

Even if you feel that you have a good skin care routine, your complexion may still look dull. This may mean you should be incorporating a regular exfoliation into your skin care routine. Two popular exfoliating techniques we perform at Senses are chemical peels and microdermabrasion. Both procedures help remove dead skin cells but they are very different in the skin conditions they target, how they’re performed and what you can expect afterwards.

 A chemical peel involves applying a powerful chemical solution formulated to peel off the top layers of skin. The treatment resurfaces your skin, making the texture feel smooth and the appearance look more youthful. A peel will safely remove the dull outer layers of your skin which in turn increases cell turn to reveal a smooth, radiant complexion.

Immediately after your peel at Senses, your skin may appear red and flushed, it is normal to experience dryness, redness and tightness, as well as some peeling or flaking. You may also notice a more pronounced appearance of pigmentation as it rises to the skin’s surface.

The post treatment care will be explained in detail by our estheticians. Clients will notice dramatic results in skin quality, texture and tone within three treatments which is ideally what is recommended.

 A microdermabrasion is a form of manual exfoliation where your dead surface skin cells are physically removed by your skin care therapist using a handheld device. This device will have diamond tips or crystals used to exfoliate and a vacuum to remove the debris. The procedure is not painful and may feel like “light sanding” of the skin. After your microdermabrasion you may experience redness and tingling. Your post care treatment will be very similar to that of a chemical peel.

 Both types of exfoliating techniques can offer amazing results.

They both improve the appearance of dull skin, uneven tone and texture, age spots and dark spots. One major difference between chemical peels and microdermabrasion is that in addition to exfoliating, peels can also help stimulate collagen production. So, if you want to target aging concerns, a chemical peel might be the way to go. Chemical peels also penetrate the skin deeper and therefore are a little more invasive. Microdermabrasion is less invasive and are better suited for those with sensitive skin. Visit us at Senses for a free skin analysis and consultation to see what exfoliating technique is right for your skin.

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