Microdermabrasion is considered skin polishing where the superficial layer of skin is gently abraded away giving an overall fresh healthy glow. Microdermabrasion is useful in treating dull skin and leathery skin, reduce mild acne scaring, smooth fine wrinkles, even skin tone and exfoliate plugged pores. Microdermabrasion stimulates the production of skin cells and collagen which gives the skin its youthful appearance. The results may be subtle, but it is a good alternative for people with skin that is sensitive to chemical peels.

Difference between microdermabrasion and chemical peels

Both treatments are considered to be a form of exfoliation. Exfoliation is the act of removing dead skin cells from the epidermis, the outermost layer of the skin. The easiest way to maintain healthy skin is by keeping it free and clear of dead skin cells. The difference between microdermabrasion and chemical peels is that they are two different types of exfoliation: microdermabrasion is a physical exfoliation and chemical peels are a chemical exfoliation.

Microdermabrasion is a deep, medical-grade physical exfoliation that vacuums away dead skin cells from the epidermis, which then helps promote the growth of new and healthy skin cells. It also improves skin tone and texture, helps reduce superficial scars, minimizes blotchy skin and fights off unwanted signs of aging. Microdermabrasion is safe and effective for most skin types and tones. This treatment is non-invasive, pain-free and requires zero downtime. Clients report that their skin glows and looks younger only after one treatment. Long-term results are much more likely when microdermabrasion treatments are completed in a series.

Chemical Peels, like microdermabrasion, are used to treat fine lines and wrinkles, discoloration caused by sun damage, reduce the appearance of superficial scars, clear up breakouts and improve the overall look and feel of the skin. The biggest difference between the two treatments is how the dead skin cells are removed from the skin. A chemical peel is a form of chemical exfoliation that uses a chemical solution to dissolve the connection that holds dead skin cells together on the epidermis. The dead skin cells then shed or flake off, revealing smoother and healthier skin underneath. Even though clients report that their skin looks noticeably brighter, more even and smoother after only one treatment, a series of treatments is recommended for long-term results.