microdermabrasionThe beauty industry is a booming business. Everyone wants to look as fresh as they can, and with the vast amount of services available, there will always be a great option to choose from. With women spending on average $144 on beauty annually, it is no secret that they are willing to spend top dollar for excellent service.

That said, these services can be a little confusing to understand. Here are the comparisons between two skincare procedures, chemical peels, and microdermabrasion.

Microdermabrasion
Microdermabrasion is a nonsurgical facial resurfacing technique performed in a series of six to 10 treatments spaced three to four weeks apart to achieve optimal results. Popular at day spas, it mechanically exfoliates the outermost layer of dead skin cells vacuuming them away. Microdermabrasion will leave your skin softer, smoother, younger, and more vibrant. It will also aid in the penetration of skincare products by up to 50% as your skin has a more even surface to work with. This is a fantastic treatment to add when getting facials as well.

Microdermabrasion is useful in treating dull and leathery looking skin, reducing mild acne scarring, smoothing fine wrinkles, and evening your skin tone. This treatment also stimulates the production of skin cells and collagen which gives the skin its youthful appearance.

Side effects
Some patients may experience mild redness, minor irritation, or dryness after the procedure. You will be able to return to your daily life immediately after this application.

Chemical peels
Chemical peels begin with a cleaning of the skin, followed by an application of a chemical that penetrates the dead skin cells and stimulates the regeneration of a new epidermis contingent on strength. The peel may produce a hot sensation that lasts about 10 minutes followed by a stinging sensation. A skin care spa professional will use a small fan that will help alleviate discomfort.

Chemical peels provide significant benefits by helping smooth rough, dry skin, improving the texture of sun-damaged skin, treating superficial acne scars, all while minimizing fine lines and softening deep wrinkles.

Side effects
Your skin will be extremely sensitive for the first few days. It is recommended that you gently cleanse with a mild soap and use an antibiotic or steroid ointment for swelling and tenderness. Sunscreen of an SPF 30 or higher should be applied diligently to protect your face from sunburn, age spots, and new wrinkles. Within a few days, you will be feeling like new!

Interested in trying out either of these treatments? Come on down to The Skin Suite today!