Chemical Peel vs. Laser Resurfacing: Which Skin Rejuvenation Treatment is Best for Me?

Chemical Peel vs. Laser Resurfacing: Which Skin Rejuvenation Treatment is Best for Me?

 

Let’s face it: There are a lot of treatments out there that can help your skin look better. But when it comes to dramatic and noticeable rejuvenation, two procedures stand out from the crowd: chemical peels and laser skin resurfacing.

These two procedures are designed to help address a range of skin issues, like hyperpigmentation, uneven skin tone, and even common signs of aging (say goodbye, wrinkles and fine lines!). But which procedure should you pick to treat your specific skin issue?

When it comes down to it, which skin rejuvenation treatment is best for you?

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You May Want a Chemical Peel If:

You have light hyperpigmentation, scarring, and fine lines. A chemical peel uses a concoction of different acids, which is designed to remove the topmost layers of dead and dull skin. After your chemical peel, you’ll need to wear plenty of sunscreen, since your skin will be sensitive to sunlight. Additionally, you’ll have red and peeling skin for a couple of weeks after the procedure.

A chemical peel isn’t a good option for patients with darker skin tones, as it can have a bleaching effect.

You May Want Laser Skin Resurfacing If:

You want more dramatic results, or you have more severe aging symptoms. Laser skin resurfacing is conducted over a series of multiple procedures, all of which help remove damaged skin layers. Over time, laser skin resurfacing can fade away wrinkles and fine lines, hyperpigmentation, and even stubborn acne scars.

Not sure which skin rejuvenation treatment is the best option for your skin needs? Schedule a consultation at South Coast Plastic Surgery in Irvine, CA. (949) 701-4454

South Coast Plastic Surgery serves the greater Orange County area.

By | 2018-05-24T09:09:15-07:00 October 16th, 2017|
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