Microneedling vs. Chemical Peels: Which is right for you?

Whatever your skin care goals, microneedling and chemical peels are a great addition to your professional treatment regimen. These treatments can address a wide range of common skin complaints. I believe a combination of both treatments could provide you with exceptional results!

Most skin rejuvenation techniques begin by causing mild injuries to the skin to stimulate collagen growth and cell reproduction. The body detects these injuries and immediately responds by focusing on the healing process, working to replace the old, “damaged” skin with new, stronger skin. The two most common procedures used to achieve this are microneedling and chemical peels, which always brings the question, “which is better?”

MICRONEEDLING

Microneedling via a microneedling pen utilizes an automated, handheld device that creates microscopic dermal punctures, or microinjuries, to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin beneath the skin. These are the building blocks of youthful skin and also promote healing and cellular turnover. This process tricks your skin into thinking it’s been damaged, and as a result, your skin grows thicker and smoother. A topical skin product containing growth factors and other skin nourishing ingredients will also be applied during your treatment. The new microchannels in the skin will drink up these ingredients more effectively, providing your skin with exceptional results. Following treatment, patients are advised to avoid direct sunlight. Some facial redness and slight bleeding is normal, and some patients also experience some light peeling. Patients liken the experience to recovering from a very mild sunburn.

-uneven skin tone and texture
-hyperpigmentation and dark spots
-fine lines and wrinkles
-acne scars
-sun damage
-dark circles and under-eye bags

CHEMICAL PEELS
Chemical peels vary in depth and active ingredients. Chemical peels tackle surface level issues.There are very aggressive peels and more superficial peels, and the type of peel you have depends on your skin care needs and goals. Chemical peels use an acid solution, which causes controlled damage to help the outer skin peel off. Your body will detect this damage and your cells will reproduce at a quicker rate to heal the affected areas. While you may think of a raw, red-faced Samantha Jones from Sex and the City don’t worry, it’s not reality. You won’t look or feel like your face has been burned off after any skin peels at Euphoria. Following a chemical peel treatment, you are advised to avoid direct sunlight and wear sunscreen. You should never peel or pull on peeling skin, as this can cause more skin damage and scarring to the healthy skin beneath. Repeated treatments are recommended to improve and maintain results.

-acne and oily skin
-acne scars
-fine lines and wrinkles
-dark spots and hyperpigmentation
-sun damage