Chemical Peel or Microdermabrasion: How Do I Choose?

Are you hoping to get bright, clear skin?  Both microdermabrasion and a chemical peel can be good ways to get it, so how do you determine which treatment is right?

Microdermabrasion is a good choice if you have little time or when you’re anticipating an important event. The depth of exfoliation is very precise with microdermabrasion, so you’re less likely to experience side effects like redness or swelling. Typical healing time is about 3 days at the most.

Healing time for most chemical peels will require about 1 week.  However, with all the choices available in chemical peels, we can design a treatment that is very gentle if needed.

Can I choose both treatments?

Sometimes you will be recommended to do both. If done carefully, a light chemical peel such as AHA or salicylic acid can work in combination with microdermabrasion. Just make sure you work with a Certified Advanced Aesthetician or board-certified plastic surgeon who has experience combining these treatments.

Dr. Lee B. Daniel, Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
244 Country Club Rd
Eugene OR   97401