Friday, July 15, 2011

Microdermabrasion vs Peels

I just received a question from one of my readers regarding microdermabrasion & peels.  She wanted to know if they gave the same results and if not, which is better.

In my opinion, you can get better results from peels.  Microdermabrasion physically removes the dead layers of skin, while peels chemically dissolve the dead layers.  With microderm, there is always the chance of excoriating the skin, leaving unwanted scratch marks.  Peels can give you a deeper exfoliation and leave you with a gorgeous glow, depending on the peel.  There are many types of peels, each with their own unique results.  I will elaborate on peels in my next blog.  But for now, I would opt for a good peel over a microderm any day! =)


  1. Thank you, Kapua! I was looking into peels vs. microderm after you mentioned doing peels, so thank you so much for the information! Very helpful! :)

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  3. No problem Arlene=)
    Thanks for the comment Alvis. Correct, both are resurfacing procedures, however, one resurfaces chemically, the other mechanically. My preference is chemical, although some do prefer manual. It is a personal preference. Many peels have added beneficial ingredients, such as vitamin C, stimulating ingredients such as paprika (which is amazing for stimulating dull complexions) and other powerful antioxidants... which gives them an edge over microderm=)

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