Refresh and Rejuvenate: Chemical Vs. Laser Peels
- Posted on: Jan 15 2017
Peels are an easy and quick way to restore and rejuvenate your skin and are popular amongst both men and women. As the two main types of peels, both chemical and laser peels offer patients optimal results in a minimal amount of time. However, before you decide on a peel, it’s important to know how they work, what they are used for, how long results last, and how long treatments take. Read on to learn more.
How Do They Work?
The concept behind both chemical and laser peels is the same; you are trying to get rid of the top few layers of skin to improve texture and appearance. A chemical peel, however, uses a chemical like alpha hydroxy acid to target the top few layers of skin. Whereas a laser peel heats up the skin which causes it to slough off and produce more collagen.
What Are They Used For?
As previously stated, both types of peels are used to improve your skin’s overall texture and appearance. However, chemical peels are specifically used to treat sun damage, acne, and wrinkles. Laser peels, on the other hand, are used to treat scars, blemishes, and wrinkles.
How Long Do Results Last?
As long as you practice good skin care and avoid the sun, your results from both chemical and laser peels can last for a few years. To get the best results, Dr. Daniel Tresley encourages patients to get a peel done at least every few months depending on your skin type and concerns.
How Long Do Treatments Take?
The great thing about both of these peels is that they only require an outpatient facility and can be done in under an hour. In fact, Dr. Daniel Tresley can perform a laser peel in around 30 minutes on average. And a chemical peel can usually be done in just 10 minutes.
Both chemical and laser peels are great ways at promoting clearer, healthier skin. If you would like to learn more about these treatments or if you would like to schedule an appointment, contact Dr. Daniel Tresley today!
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