Microdermabrasion or Chemical Peel: Which Is Right for You?

Microdermabrasion or Chemical Peel: Which Is Right for You?

When the signs of aging start showing up on your face, it’s normal to start researching ways to reverse the damage. But with so many options available, how do you know which are right for your face, which are safe, and where to go for trustworthy treatments? If you live in or around Beverly Hills or Culver City, California, we invite you to come experience the skin-changing facials at Rapaport Dermatology of Beverly Hills, and find out why so many Southern Californians trust our team.

Our goal is to help you keep your skin healthy and looking fantastic. In order to do that, we offer many medical and cosmetic services. And, your care is delivered by our two highly skilled dermatologists, Dr. Vicki Rapaport and Dr. Marvin Rapaport. Here, we discuss the differences between two popular services, microdermabrasion and chemical peels. 

Scrubbing away the dullness

When you undergo microdermabrasion, we use very fine crystals to scrub away dead and damaged cells on the outer surface of your skin. This allows the healthier, fresher skin cells to flourish, and the result is a fresher, younger looking layer of skin.

Microdermabrasion is a noninvasive procedure, and it can be part of a facial, where you also get hydration and a nourishing mask, or it can be done as a standalone service. You won’t need to schedule time for recovery afterward, but your skin may temporarily appear reddened. 

Chemical peel

When you get a chemical peel, we use acids rather than fine crystals to accomplish the same thing as microdermabrasion. The mix of chemicals depends on your goals. 

We can use a peel with a high concentration of glycolic acid to clear up minor issues, or we can use a stronger mix of acids for a deeper peel that addresses issues, such as fine lines and wrinkles or sun spots. 

The best choice for you depends on your complexion, your goals, and the extent of the issues you want to address. It’s important to discuss what you want with Dr. Rapaport before choosing a procedure. 

Microdermabrasion versus chemical peel

The types of issues that microdermabrasion or a chemical peel can help include:

These treatments can not only tackle specific concerns, they do wonders for brightening your skin and giving it a more vibrant tone.

Either treatment can improve your problem areas, and also give you overall bright, healthy-looking skin. You may be surprised by the tone of your complexion. 

One of the most important parts of any service for your skin is making sure that it’s right for you, and our staff and providers always carefully tailor their suggestions to your exact situation. If you’re considering a treatment to brighten, smooth, and refresh your skin, schedule an appointment at either of our two locations today. 

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