Micro needling and chemical peels are two of the most popular options in non-surgical procedures for correcting minor, cosmetic issues and rejuvenating the skin. Although each treatment is capable of producing fairly comparable results, there are notable differences in downtime, applications and overall benefits. Understanding how micro needling and chemical peels are performed will help you determine which option is best for you.
Micro needling is the process of creating controlled damage to the skin through the use of tiny needles that are attached to the face of a hand-held device. A nutrient-rich skin serum is typically applied to the face before micro needling is performed. The serum can then deeply penetrate the skin at each puncture site for maximum benefits. Both the process of damaging the skin in a controlled fashion and the application of a skin-repairing serum help facilitate an increase in natural collagen production while expediting the regeneration of new skin cells.
Micro needling is great for eliminating moderate to severe acne scars, stretch marks, fine lines and wrinkles. One of the major benefits of micro needling is the fact that there is no extensive skin peeling to deal with. Recovery times are short and micro needling can be used to treat the face and other, select body areas.
Chemical peels are also based upon the concept of creating controlled skin damage with the intent of improving collagen production and stimulating natural, regenerative skin processes. During this procedure, a strong, acid solution is applied to the skin that sloughs away damaged layers. This treatment is either washed off or counteracted with a neutralizing solution before the patient is sent home. People often experience moderate to extensive peeling for several days or weeks after a chemical peel, however, they are also given post-peel skin care kits that help them manage this peeling and their normal skin care throughout the recovery process.
Chemical peels can vary greatly from one person to the next depending upon the amount of damage that is being addressed. Although chemical peels tend to have longer recovery times than micro needling treatments, they may be more effective in treating deep, pitted acne scars. One drawback of the chemical peel process is the fact that these solutions cannot be used to treat the broad range of surfaces that micro needling is used for. They are instead, primarily used to correct cosmetic issues on the face.
Scheduling a Consultation Appointment
The surest way to find the best cosmetic procedure for rejuvenating and repairing your skin is by consulting with our medical team at Rejuvenate Med Spa in Oak Brook. During your consultation, your skin will be assessed in order to gauge the severity and nature of your concerns. You will also have an opportunity to learn more about necessary pre-care and aftercare for each procedure as well as other factors that will help you make an informed selection. Contact Rejuvenate Med Spa today to schedule your consultation.