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Which is Right for You? Microneedling vs. Chemical Peel

Microneedling and chemical peels are two of the many non-surgical cosmetic options for your face available at your dermatology office. Both target different layers of the skin but have many benefits in common. Let’s learn more about each procedure, benefits, and what skin issues they are typically used for so we can uncover which one may be best for you. 

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Microneedling

  • How it Works– Microneedles are attached to a pen on a roller shaped head, called the SkinPen, which is FDA approved. The needles are approximately 1/2 millimeter to 3 millimeters in size and poke tiny holes in the dermal layer of skin as it is passed over the surface. This stimulates the production of collagen and elastin. 
  • Benefits
    • Tightening and firming of the dermis for smoother skin and pores
    • Improves texture and tone
    • Minimizes fine lines and wrinkles
    • Minimizes scarring on the skin’s surface
  • Great for skin with:
    • Post-acne scarring
    • Fine lines and wrinkles
    • Sagging skin
    • Uneven pigment
    • Texture issues
    • Dark or light tone color

Perfect 10 Chemical Peel

  • How it Works– After your skin is cleansed, one or more chemical solutions are then applied — They contain calming antioxidants which calm the skin for a blend of alpha and beta hydroxy acids followed by an all-trans-Retinol Complex.. This chemically exfoliates the surface of the skin. 
  • Benefits:
    • Smoother, softer texture
    • Improved tone
    • Diminished appearance of fine lines and pore size
    • Reduction of dark spots
  • Great for Skin With:
    • Mild scars
    • Age spots, freckles, and dark patches
    • Fine lines and wrinkles
    • Texture issues
    • More even skin tone color

Summing it Up

The expected benefits received from both procedures contain several commonalities. Pigmentation can occur in chemical peels in people with a darker color, so discussing your ideal goals you want to achieve with your dermatologist will help determine the best course.

Microneedling stimulates collagen production, and although many see immediate results, the full benefits may take weeks as the body makes the collagen and elastin. 

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The month of March is the perfect time to try one of these great procedures. A microneedling package of 3 is 20% off, and the perfect 10 chemical peels are buy 1 get 1 half off. To learn more about these two options, call (210) 255-8447, or click here

References:

https://www.webmd.com/beauty/cosmetic-procedures-chemical-peel-treatments#2

https://www.healthline.com/health-news/microneedling-latest-craze-in-skin-care#4

https://thebeautybusinessau.blogspot.com/2016/07/is-needling-better-than-chemical-peels.html

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