Q: Which is a better treatment: Microdermabrasion or Chemical Peels?
A: Both procedures are highly effective. The primary purpose of chemical peels and microdermabrasion is the same: exfoliation to loosen and remove the upper layers of dead and damaged skin, which reveals fresher, healthier skin.
Microdermabrasion A manual exfoliation which utilizes a handpiece that delivers a stream of very fine mineral crystals to buff away the outermost layer of dead skin cells.
Chemical Peels A gentle tropical peeling agent such as glycolic, lactic or salicylic acid, is applied to the skin for a few minutes and then neutralized.
Both treatments can be used for skin rejuvenation to help reverse the signs of aging and damage of past sun exposure. They can also help dry, sensitive skin look revitalized or control acne and breakouts for oily skin.