Aging and sun exposure can cause your face to lose color and tone, wrinkle, or become spotted. Microdermabrasion and chemical skin peels are two conservative, non-surgical methods for skin exfoliation developed to restore your skin’s youthful glow. Although similar in their objectives, microdermabrasion and chemical skin peels are different procedures that may be performed individually or in combination with one another.
Microdermabrasion, not to be mistaken with dermabrasion, uses tiny particles to create a gentle abrasion with the outer layer of your skin, which is then removed. This exfoliation process stimulates the growth of new collagen that is smooth and vibrant, restoring the surface of your facial skin.
Chemical peels work by using a natural chemical solution to remove dead skin cells and the damaged outer layers of your facial skin, allowing new collagen to grow. The depth of the peel can be adjusted depending on your specific needs, which make the results and recovery time required variable.
Is a Chemical Peel and/or Microdermabrasion Right for You?
If you’re looking for a conservative approach to revitalize your skin, a chemical peel and/or microdermabrasion may be the right choice for you. Wrinkles, spots, scarring, acne, and discoloration of your face are natural effects of aging and typically become more noticeable over time. Receiving a skin peel and microdermabrasion can help to counteract these negative effects. Contact ImageLift today to schedule your free consultation and find out if you’re a candidate.
What Should You Expect With Chemical Peels and Microdermabrasion?
If you’re considering a skin peel and/or microdermabrasion, there a few things to keep in mind:
- The depth of your peel will determine the discomfort level you may feel during the procedure and recovery time required.
- This is a conservative treatment and results will vary.
- Although rare, there is a slight risk of burning or scarring associated with chemical peels.
How Are the Results With Chemical Peels and Microdermabrasion?
The results you can expect from a chemical peel and/or microdermabrasion will vary, based upon the depth of skin replaced. You can expect that your face’s glow will be restored and markings on your outermost layer of skin will be removed. For dramatic results, you may want to consider other treatment options offered by ImageLift.
What type of skin care products can mimic chemical peels?
Believe it or not, prescription strength tretinoin can mimic a chemical peel. Originally used for acne treatments, tretinoin now has an FDA approval under the name of Refissa for fine facial wrinkles, irregular pigmentation, and rough skin. We recommend every other day usage, though some patients may use it once or twice a week, or once or twice a day depending on how the skin responds.
Remember, many providers offer chemical peels and microdermabrasion, but only a few are EXPERT at achieving artistic results. Don’t settle for less when it comes to your face. Our physicians are double-board certified facial plastic surgeons.
If you are interested in finding out more information, call one of our Patient Care Coordinators at 813-463-9245 today! Click here to visit our contact us page!