Peels or Lasers: Which Is Best for Me?

Give your skin a spring clean! Chemical peels and laser treatments can remove dead, damaged skin cells to reveal fresh, healthy skin. Which option is best for you? Learn more about both rejuvenating options and then call our offices to schedule your treatment of choice. Peel or laser, you’re going to love your skin!

What Happens During a Chemical Peel?

A chemical peel uses an acidic solution to remove the outermost layers of skin. The strength of the solution varies, depending on the desired depth of the peel. Lighter peels remove less skin and deeper peels remove more. We perform chemical peels in our offices. During the treatment the chemical peel solution is applied to the skin, allowed to work for a period of time, and then neutralized and removed.
Different strengths of chemical peels offer different benefits. Lighter peels typically require little to no downtime. After a deeper peel, you may need a few days out of the sun, but will see more dramatic results. Lighter peels are often performed in a series and regular treatments are needed to maintain results. With a deeper peel, you’ll see results after just one treatment.
Chemical peels offer many aesthetic benefits including:
• Improve skin pigmentation
• Minimize acne
• Fade fine lines and wrinkles
• Fade brown spots, hyperpigmentation, and discoloration
• Treat sun damage
• Improve skin tone and texture

What Happens During a Laser Skin Resurfacing Treatment?

Lasers are another powerful option for smoothing and rejuvenating the skin. During a laser treatment, a specialized laser is used to apply intense light energy to the skin. This targets and removes damaged skin cells, stimulating the body’s healing response. We offer a variety of laser and light treatment options and will help you find the treatments best suited to your areas of concern.
Laser treatments are powerful and some downtime will be needed after your treatment. Most patients take about a week off from work. During this time your skin may be red, irritated, or peeling. After a week, you can begin applying makeup to cover any remaining redness.
Laser treatments offer many aesthetic benefits including:
• Increase collagen production
• Rejuvenate the skin
• Remove sun damage, brown spots, and hyperpigmentation
• Smooth fine lines and wrinkles
• Improve skin tone and texture

Which Treatment Is Right for Me?

Both chemical peels and laser treatments are excellent options for rejuvenating the skin. Typically, a chemical peel is best for acne-prone patients. Chemical peels tend to be more affordable, but a laser treatment offers longer lasting results. Laser treatments can also be customized to your skin’s unique needs, targeting precise areas that need treatment. We’ll help you choose the best option for your skin. Call and schedule your consultation today.

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