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Chemical Peels vs. Microdermabrasion

December 16, 2015

You may have thought about cosmetic surgery to reduce signs of aging on your face. Before you go about this operation, consider trying the simple – but effective – treatments of chemical peels or microdermabrasion. Let’s explore the differences between chemical peels and microdermabrasion.

Chemical peels are typically more intensive than microdermabrasion, however; there are different levels of intensity of chemical peels: mild, medium and deep. Microdermabrasion has one intensity level. Intensity is actually an overstatement for microdermabrasion as many, if not most people, feel as though microdermabrasion is not painful at all, and only provides a warm, tingly feeling on the face.

Chemical peels are used for people who wish to reverse extreme signs of aging, such as sun spots, fine lines and wrinkles, and to obtain an overall tightness of the skin. It operates deeper into the skin than microdermabrasion. Microdermabrasion is also used to remove the signs of aging, but it operates on the top layer of the skin, removing dead skin cells, debris and impurities.

There is also a difference in recovery times when comparing chemical peels to microdermabrasion. Typically, it takes a little more time to recover from a chemical peel compared to microdermabrasion. Some chemical peels may require an anesthesia to reduce the pain. But there are many other chemical peel options that are less painful and do not require an anesthesia. After you’re treated with a chemical peel, your skin is typically very sensitive, so you’ll need to stay out of the sun for at least 6-10 days, and avoid any exfoliation on the skin.

Microdermabrasion, on the other hand, requires limited to no down time at all. The method of microdermabrasion results in a 2- 4 hour skin recovery period, and in the most extreme cases, a full day. Additional side effects of microdermabrasion include a mild redness of the skin and a slight tingling. After your treatment, your skin will not be as sensitive as it would have been after a chemical peel. After the treatment of microdermabrasion, your skin should feel extremely soft, rejuvenated and have a glowing look.

Also to note, both chemical peels and microdermabrasion can be used on a variety of areas on the body. The most common areas for the two include: the face, hands, neck and chest.

At IGBeauty, we offer both chemical peels and microdermabrasion. Our expertly trained beauty professionals can help you decide whether your skin is best suited to a chemical peel treatment or to microdermabrasion, and will provide you with all of the information you need to know before and after your treatments. We specialize in taking care of a variety of common concerns when it comes to beauty. Visit our website, www.IGBeauty.com for more information on chemical peels and microdermabrasion skin treatments. You can also give us a call at (647) 764-7490 to book an appointment for a chemical peel or a microdermabrasion skin treatment. We look forward to treating you and catering to your skincare needs.

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