Micro Laser Peel Vs Chemical Peel

September 21st, 2016

chemicalpeelWhen choosing a peel for your face, it’s important to know which type is right for you. Depending on your skin type, skin texture, and other factors; certain peels could have better effects than others. Woodlands patients come to Dr. Myers with an idea about getting a peel, but often have questions about which one is best. Some patients may be looking to improve their skin by adding a glow or a little something extra to their look. At Myers Plastic Surgery, Woodlands patients can benefit from both chemical peels and micro laser peels to help enhance their aesthetic. However, sometimes it can be confusing to tell the difference between the two. What do chemical peels do and how are they different from micro laser peels? When deciding on a peel, it’s important to identify both and figure out which one will benefit you the most. That’s why at Myers Plastic Surgery, we’ve come up with the information you need to make that decision.

What is a Chemical Peel?

A chemical peel typically uses an acid-based chemical solution. The treatment ends up removing outer layers of skin, depending on the strength. There are usually different levels of treatment that can be lighter or deeper, which varies depending on the desired result. Patients in their younger years usually respond better to chemical peels as they’re intended to improve acne, texture, and balance out the color of your skin. In essence, chemical peels are designed to treat and refresh your skin. Usually, chemical peels last between 30-45 minutes and require multiple treatments for effective, long-lasting results.

How Micro Laser Peels Work

Micro laser peels are a pretty popular choice for Woodlands patients. The treatment is used to remove superficial layers of the skin including your face and neck. The peel is designed to tighten the underlying dermis leaving your skin rejuvenated. This treatment is popular among Woodlands patients seeking to treat scars, wrinkles, and skin discoloration or pigmentation. Micro laser peels are an amazing choice for any age but are typically used for mature skin. Typically, patients choose micro laser peels because they want help with fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, and other skin issues.

Determining Which Treatment Is Best

Depending on your needs as a patient, either of the peels could be more effective for you. If you have wrinkles and scarring issues that need to be corrected, it’s recommended that you get a micro laser peel that can deeply rejuvenate and revive your skin. These peels are intended to leave you with a refreshed, younger look. If you have young skin, to begin with, a chemical peel might be better because it treats texture and acne issues. These are best for patients in their teens and twenties that don’t need an in-depth treatment.

Ultimately, picking a peel treatment depends on your individual needs. If you’ve been considering getting a micro laser peel or have questions in general, it’s best to seek out some guidance.

Contact Woodlands plastic surgery expert Dr. Myers today to schedule an appointment about treatments today.