Chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and dermabrasion – all of these three skin treatment options seem to have single purpose in mind – to bring you the glowing skin you so much wish upon. However, the way in which each of these treatments aims to achieve that promise is quite different, as everything else about them – price, recovery process and results.
In recent past, chemical peels have become quite popular and widely used, however as much as they can account for smoother skin, the very word chemicals needs to signal that as much as this treatment might give, it can also take away. Every time we expose our skin to chemicals, we make sure that it can produce less and less collagen on its own and it will require regular outer assistance to stay hydrated. There are two types of chemical peels – light and deep. The procedure for light chemical peels requires the usage of alpha-hydroxy acid or trichloroacetic acid whereas deep chemical peels rely on phenol and croton and sometimes also on trichloroacetic acid. This kind of treatment cost somewhere around $600.
Chemicals aside, for the those who are keen on less invasive and more natural methods, this procedure might be the perfect answer. Using only the healing power of precious crystals, the treatment involves cleansing the outer layer of skin with pressure. The tiny bids of crystals will move through the outer layer of the skin and smooth it without causing any kind of damage. Slight redness might occur, but it will be gone in less that 24 hours. The only drawback of microdermabrasion is the requirement to take things slow and divide the procedure in several visits. However, the results leave the skin good as new and also, you won’t be paying any price in the form of future side-effects. The cost of microdermaberasion is around $130 per visit.
Although similar to the process of microdermabrasion, as the name itself suggests, unfortunately, this procedure doesn’t have the right to bear the epithet non-invasive. It actually injures the skin on purpose and however beneficial this can be for extremely scared skin, it is also a little bit too invasive and requires an extended period of time (sometimes more than six weeks) for the skin to start rejuvating enough as to appear normal again. It is done by rubbing a spinning wheel on the surface on the skin and literally removing the outer layer. The whole dermabrasion procedure costs around $1500 or more. Compared to the cost of microdermabrasion, it’s quite expensive, but at least you won’t have to visit the clinic several times in a row.