Should you get a chemical peel or microdermabrasion first?
Microdermabrasion is performed first and then the chemical peel best for your skin is applied to the skin. For a no downtime treatment, a Glycolic or AHA Peel is used. For a deeper exfoliation, a Jessner’s, TCA or Acne Peel is used. If one of these peels is used the skin will be flaky for 3-5 days.
What is better than a chemical peel?
Laser resurfacing treatments use beams of light to penetrate the skin, removing one layer at a time. The laser method allows for a more precise removal process, but is generally more expensive than chemical peels, according to 2017 statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
Is glycolic peel better than microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion does not draw moisturizers into the skin, whereas a glycolic peel does. Microdermabrasion stimulates collagen and elastin production in the skin thus making it appear more vibrant. A glycolic peel takes about 10-15 minutes, but is usually used in addition to other treatments such as a facial.
How much does a microdermabrasion facial cost?
How much does microdermabrasion cost? The average cost of microdermabrasion is $167, according to 2020 statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. This average cost is only part of the total price – it does not include other related expenses.
Can chemical peels ruin your skin?
A chemical peel can cause treated skin to become darker than normal (hyperpigmentation) or lighter than normal (hypopigmentation). Hyperpigmentation is more common after superficial peels, while hypopigmentation is more common after a deep peel.
Is microdermabrasion the same as exfoliating?
Microdermabrasion is a physical exfoliation which means that it is manually removing dead cells from the surface of the skin. Think of this as buffing your skin, much like sandpaper.