Microneedling or Chemical Peels: What's Best For Me?
Some people often look for ways to aid their skin discoloration, wrinkles, and other skin conditions that make them self-conscious. Wrinkles are inevitable as they are part of aging. Genetically speaking, sun exposure, the environment, and lifestyle habits can make the development worse.
Also, there are lots of people who experience breakouts, and we all know how hard it is to handle this. Though in time of treatments your pimples may disappear, most of the time they leave traces of their visit every time — acne scars. These are stubborn flaws, and not just any over-the-counter products will do the trick.
There are lots of treatments that could help you, but let's go deep with two (2) of the best treatments out there!
WHAT IS A CHEMICAL PEEL?
In my previous blog, I talked about peels being a great treatment for the winter season. We recommend you to book peels during this season as the sun is not shining brightly and that gives you an advantage. Why would that be? read on.
A chemical peel is a procedure in which a solution is applied to the skin. As the chemicals react on your skin, they cause it to peel off, leaving room for new, smoother skin to grow. There are three basic types of chemical peel treatments that have different effects. If you want to know more about the types of peel, click here to redirect yourself to my previous blog.
To summarize, mild discoloration is best served by superficial peels, which use a milder acid. Wrinkles and age spots can be mitigated with medium-level peels, which penetrate the outer and middle layers of the skin. Deep chemical peels penetrate far into the middle layers and remove damaged skin cells for more dramatic results.
We offer different kinds of chemical peels, and if you want to know more about the peels we offer check it here.
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WHAT IS MICRONEEDLING?
Microneedling is a non-surgical procedure that uses tiny needles to micro-puncture your skin. Why? it is done to increase collagen production in your skin in those areas. Collagen is a natural protein made by the body, it's a key ingredient for firm-looking skin, young and smooth. Our collagen production declines naturally while we age. Also, when you are injured or scarred, yes with acne scars too, collagen production can be prematurely damaged.
Microneedling reaches deeper under your skin to promote the healing of scarred areas. No one treatment fits everyone’s needs. That's why it's important to do your research or at best, seek a professional in decision-making. This treatment is safe for you and is effective in treating wrinkles and other skin flaws like large pores and pesky old scars. It's pain-free!
Do many people think that it is painful because of needles on your skin? that's a bad idea. We use a numbing cream before doing so to ease the pain. To get the best results, you need to generally be in multiple treatments.
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HOW CAN THESE TREATMENTS HELP ME?
Chemical Peels and Microneedling improve your skin's appearance. Chemical Peels works best on superficial imperfections, while microneedling goes in deeper into your skin to improve more annoying issues. So, both of these treatments can help your skin be younger looking and healthy from being dull and damaged. It does help in various concerns like:
It reduces acne scars.
Microneedling and chemical peels can be used to reduce the appearance of scars from a variety of conditions. Microneedling allows your skin to heal, which means you won't see scars as you continue treatment.
Chemical peels reduce the appearance of scars, but they do so by removing layers of damaged skin.
The best treatment for wrinkles and fine lines.
In this part, to deliver the best results, you can book both of the treatments. Microneedling reaches deeper under the skin. This will provide you with a long-term solution to wrinkling. It may be more convenient for you to have microneedling sessions.
A superficial or moderate chemical peel is a good way to refresh your skin after your microneedling treatments. A deep peel is a good option for deep wrinkling but requires a longer downtime.
It also treats sun-damaged skin.
These treatments also work with hyperpigmentation and skin discoloration. Wrinkles and sagging skin can be reduced with the use of microneedling where sunlight has broken it down.
A new layer of skin appears, smoother and more youthful-looking, after chemical peels, which burn away the top layer of your damaged skin.
I do hope you understood the differences and characteristics of these two. Microneedling and chemical peels treat many of the same conditions, but the same skin treatment won’t work for everyone. Chemical peels will remove damaged layers of skin, and microneedling works by prompting a healing process that replaces damage by filling it in with collagen.
Ciciskincare will discuss your options about the procedures that will bring more value to you. Are you interested in booking one or both of these treatments? Let's talk!