Both are exfoliating treatments that aim to remove dead skin cells, increase cellular turn over, increase product penetration and stimulate collagen and elastin production.
MICRODERMABRASION - manually removes the build up of dead skin cells sitting on the skins surface. Uses abrasive applicator heads of varying coarsenesses to sloth away these cells, while vacuum suction removes the debris, and draws blood and nutrients to the epidermis to promote healing and cellular turn over.
PEELS - chemically exfoliate the skin by gently dissolving the bonds or 'glue' that hold the dead skin cells to the face. Can penetrate deeper into the epidermis to provide a more intensive exfoliation.
So which one is right for me?
In general terms, microdermabrasion is best for those with
- thickened skins
- oily skins with large pores
- a build up of dead skin cells
- acne scarring
- as well as those looking to freshen and brighten their complexion.
Peels on the other hand are more suitable for
- sun damaged skins
- skins with congestion or current breakouts
- dehydrated skins
- skins with broken capillaries
- thin skins,
- tired and lacklustre skins.
As they are quite similar, its likely that your skin would benefit from either treatment, no matter the condition. A combination of microdermabrasion and peels can be beneficial depending on your concerns.
Skin consultations are complimentary so feel free to book in for a chat and to work out what will be best for your ski, preferences and budget.