Chemical Peels Vs Microdermabrasion Which One If For You?

By Jeff Kappel

Although it has an awful and scary sounding name, a glycolic acid peel is a really effective way to get smoother and better looking skin. It can effectively remove freckles, acne scars and other types of blemishes quickly and affordably. Mild acid peels are also quite affordable and can be done in a short period of time.

While doing a deep peel at your doctor can be effective, it's still very time consuming and much more expensive than the alternative. People who are on a limited budget and need something done quickly and effectively, especially if they have a function coming up appreciate the fact that glycolic acid peels can be done from home and for next to nothing.

Another advantage of a chemical glycolic acid peel is that they produce a very healthy new layer of skin by penetrating the skin and burning away layers of unwanted and damaged skin and replacing it with a new layer of clean, non damaged, and healthy skin. These acid peels help your skin produce collagen and this is collagen plays a major role in having healthy radiant skin.

Chemical peels can be used anywhere on the body, but the face is the most typical since that's what we notice on people all the time. If you don't like the results you get from the first chemical peel you can simply repeat the process a week or two later since glycolic acid peels are very gentle and can be used by people who have super sensitive skin. Depending on the sensitivity of your skin you can usually expect it to be back to normal in a couple days.

Acid peels are very popular because of their price and how easy they are to administer. They come in a number of different concentrations, from 10% to 70%. It is recommended that if you have never done a peel before you should stick with the lower percentages to see how your skin will react. Also, be sure to follow the direction exactly and be sure to not leave the peel on your skin for more than 10 minutes as a time.

If you proceed to go outdoors within two days of your chemical peel treatment it's strongly advised that you use a sunscreen of spf30 or higher to help protect your skin. Most dermatologists will recommend trying the treatment for less than 10 minutes and using that as a gauge to see how you feel. Remember, it's never out of the question to seek the council of a qualified medical professional if you run into any questions.

Glycolic acid peels are made with natural ingredients. The acid occurs naturally in sugar cane, citrus fruit, pineapples, and more and is also one of the main active ingredients in many of the popular skin and beauty products on the market. If you are serious about getting rid of acne scars, minor wrinkles and other blemishes, but do not have the money to afford a trip to the dermatologist, then an acid peel could be exactly what you're looking for.

One of the benefits of microdermabrasion is that it won't involve you having surgery and it's won't case you any pain. However one of the cons is, that this is a repeat treatment since the skins cells regenerate about every month and you'll need to see your dermatologist each time. Microdermabrasion is a great treatment and can be done relatively quickly and still aides in getting rid of wrinkles, sun damaged skin and acne scars.

Even though microdermabrasion has a more rapid recovery rate you will still put yourself at risks for side effects from things like popped and broken blood vessels, tight skin and excessive bleeding. Those with more sensitive skin typically do this type of treatment on a monthly basis, but it's not uncommon for people to do it bi-weekly. Most people have been known to do this type of treatment on the face, rather than other parts of the body.

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