Posted on July 30, 2015 by Dr. George A. Toledo
Many patients are confused on which treatment is right for them. There are so many options and so much advertising on the newest “skin miracle” but which one is right for you? Microdermabrasion and Chemical Peels are two of the most common treatments and are really your best options.
Microdermabrasion can remove dead and flaking skin cells to create an immediate improvement in your skin’s appearance. This unique approach stimulates the production of fresh young skin cells . It is the ultimate advancement in non-surgical, non-invasive skin conditioning. This treatment is usually performed on younger patients who just need to “freshen” up their skin. Patients in their 20’s love microdermabrasion. There is no down time after treatment.
Chemical Peels improve and smooth the texture of the facial skin by removing its damaged outer layers, which exposes the younger, fresher skin that lies beneath. Chemical Peels are a deeper treatment that actually allow the skin cells to be strengthened. There is usually visible sloughing of dead skin a few days after the treatment is performed. Patients with facial blemishes, wrinkles and uneven skin pigmentation are good candidates for this treatment.
So which one is the right treatment for you?