Microdermabrasion VS Chemical Peel

by Dr. Ramtin Kassir, M.D., F.A.C.S. | Dec. 20, 2018, 1:09 p.m.

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                                            Microdermabrasion  vs Chemical Peel



Let’s get to it and solve the mystery between these two popular beauty treatments!


Microdermabrasion and Chemical peels lecture common skin concerns such as hyperpigmentation, rough texture and wrinkles. You’re probably wondering “which one is right for me?” well, it all depends on whether you’re willing to wait for the results and how many sessions you are going to commit to.


What is a Microdermabrasion?


Microdermabrasion is a non-invasive treatment that uses a diamond or bristle tip head that gently polishes the skin, leaving it clear and producing a more even skin tone.


Who is a candidate for Microdermabrasion?

A Microdermabrasion is not recommended for people who have deep scars, undiagnosed lesions, facial warts, auto-immune disorders or pregnant women.

its always important to consult with your aesthetician to see if a microdermabrasion

Is beneficial for your skin type.


What is the downtime after a Microdermabrasion?


There is no downtime. You can resume back to your normal schedule.


How soon do I see results?


Microdermabrasion results are immediate and noticeable. Most patients will

experience improvements in treated areas such as color, texture, tone. Over the course of your treatments, your body will generate new layers of the skin containing higher levels of collagen and elastin. This, as an outcome gives you more radiant and glowing skin.                             



What is a Chemical Peel?


A Chemical peel is a technique used to improve the appearance of the skin on the face, neck and hands. Then, a solution is applied to the skin that causes it to exfoliate and eventually peel off. The new, invigorating will become smoother and less wrinkled.



Who is a candidate for a Chemical Peel?


Skin complexions such as fair-skinned and light-haired patients are much better candidates for Chemical Peels. If you have a darker skin complexion you will generate good results depending on the certain areas being treated. You will also be prone to having an even skin tone at the time of recovery.



What is the downtime after a Chemical Peel?


Recovery time for Chemical peels vary depending on the type of peel you received, ranging from Light, Medium and Deep. You would experience some redness, stinging and skin.



What are the results after a Chemical Peel?


You will see the results of a Chemical Peel when your skin starts to heal. It can take up to two to three weeks. Generally it can take as long as three months for your skin to heal and new skin to resurface.