There are a lot of different treatments that you can use for your face to reduce the signs of aging. Giving your skin a fresh, rejuvenated natural look is accomplished by both chemical peels and microneedling. The two procedures are similar in results, but are typically used for different benefits and advantages. Both treatments reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and give your skin a fresher, healthier look. Here is where they differ.
A chemical peel involves applying chemical solutions to the face for a short period of time. These chemicals react with the skin causing it to peel over the course of the next few days. After the peeling is complete, fresh new skin will be on the surface. The biggest advantage of chemical peels is that they are suitable for reversing sun damage and pigmentation problems, as well as fighting signs of aging.
Microneedling involves a pen with many microneedles moving across the surface of the facial skin. The needles penetrate into the deeper layers of skin. The tiny puncture stimulate the body’s own natural healing responses, which produces more collagen in the skin. Microneedling has the added benefit of being suitable for all skin types, whereas chemical peels may not be suitable for sensitive skin.
Both chemical peels and microneedling can be combined with other facial treatments. A full facial with the application of serums compliments microneedling well because the tiny punctures in the skin allow the serums to fully penetrate, doing the most good. You can also combine a chemical peel with microneedling to get the best benefits of both.
If you are interested in either chemical peels or microneedling, contact us today for more information or to schedule your appointment.