If you have been feeling that your skin could use some love, then do not worry, there are things you can do to show some love to it, and these options will also help get rid of fine lines, wrinkles, aging spots, and even freckles.
The two main methods we wish to enlighten you on are Dermaplane and Chemical Peels. These are pretty common with women, and they both serve different purposes on your skin and should be used independently of each other.
Most people however opt to have a combination of the two in order to optimize the treatment benefits and also be able to achieve a more radiant and smooth complexion. Here’s what you should know about these two options.
A chemical peel refers to an in-office procedure that is done with an acidic solution which is applied to the surface of your face. This solution is then left there for a few minutes, after which it is then removed and then neutralized.
You might experience some mild tingling during the peel, but it usually takes just a few minutes to complete.
After the chemical peel, your skin may “flake off” for a few days before it reveals a newer and healthier-looking skin just beneath the surface.
Benefits of Chemical Peels
Peels are useful for improving the appearance of your skin and dealing with conditions such as hyperpigmentation, acne scars, sun damage, and also age spots.
The new skin that results after the chemical peel is usually less wrinkled compared to the old skin. It can also help with the following,
- Reducing the under-eye fine lines and also around the mouth.
- Removing wrinkles that could have been caused by sun damage or aging.
- Improving the appearance of scars.
- Treating specific types of acne.
Side Effects and Risks of Chemical Peels
The most common side effects of this treatment are actually temporary and they include
- Skin dryness
- Stingy feeling
- Burning sensation
- Slight swelling
However, the more serious risks include
- Lightening or darkening of the skin color
- Heart, kidney, and liver damage
This is a non-invasive treatment procedure that uses blades to gently remove dry skin on your face. The process of removing this dead skin evens out the roughness and dryness.
Dermaplaning is not painful and can easily be performed at least twice a month. Additionally, removing the rough and outer portions of the dermis helps to get rid of unwanted vellus hairs that are commonly known as “peach fuzz.”
Benefits of this Treatment
One of the benefits of Dermaplaning is that it provides you with a safe and effective exfoliation treatment that is able to promote a deeper penetration of products which helps to boost the effects of these products on your skin.
Your skin will also feel smoother and cleaner, plus it reduces the appearance of acne scars.
Risks and Side Effects of Dermaplaning
This is generally a low-risk procedure. Its main side effects are redness on your face for a few hours after you are done with the process, and some people may develop whiteheads on the skin within one or 2 days of the process.
Scarring and infection may occur, and if you develop a scar after the process, you should see a doctor who will treat it with a steroid injection in order to soften it.
The main difference between the two treatment procedures is mainly in terms of the depth of each process. Dermaplaning removes only the top layer of your skin and increases elastin and collagen production, which helps with sun damage.
Chemical peels on the other hand are deeper treatments that help toughen the skin and get rid of scarring and deep wrinkles. You should do a chemical peel after Dermaplaning if you are looking for a truly deep treatment.