(Closed) chemical peel vs microdermabrasion

posted 7 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I am thinking about doing the same thing and have the same dilemma, would love to hear what someone who has actually had it done has to say…..I am afraid of scarring from the chemical peel.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

A chemical peel is much stronger. I would say if you don’t have scarring from acne or severe issues with your skin you should probably steer clear. I have a friend who had minor acne scarring and insisted on getting a chemical peel anyway. She now has a pock marked face because the chemical peel severly burnt and disfigured her face.

Post # 6
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Newbee

Microdermabrasion and Chemical Peel are for resurfacing skin. MIcrodermabrasion is generally used for acne scar, dead skin removal, black head and white head removal. While chemical peel is used for deep scars, wrinkles. Microdermabrasion is good for skin and in that we can get instant results. I more prefer MIcordermabrasion.

For more details visit : http://www.microdermabrasionguide.com/

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I’ve done both and prefer the chemical peel.  There’s no risk of scarring with a superficial chemical peel… the deeper peels that can scar are TCA and phenol… there are other chemical peels available that give the results of several micros in one treatment.  A series of those types of peels gives wonderful results with no risk of pigmentation issues or scarring.

Do your research and know what your options are! 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chemical_peel

The link is basic terminology for peels…

I did the Jessner’s and retionic peels.  My acne cleared up almost immediately and my skin looked glowy after three.  I did a series of 6.  Definitely the best skin I’ve ever had!

Personally, with microderm, I feel like I can get the same results at home.  Philosophy’s Microdelivery kit is gentle (follow the directions and don’t use it more often than recommended). 

Post # 8
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Wannabee

When microdermabrasion and chemical peels are mentioned in the same breath, it’s usually to debate the merits of using one versus the other. We believe both are beneficial to the health and appearance of the skin, and will explain how to combine them both for a better result.

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I have seen huge improvements & know quite a lot of people who swear by this new product in the Mary Kay range.

Check out the link below;

http://www.marykay.com.au/MicrodermabrasionSet

It is $66 a set & will last a while.  My wedding make-up artist recently tested the product as she used to be a Mary Kay consultant, she said she cannot tell the diffence from a professional microdermabrasion treatment in a salon to this product.

Hope it helps! I love it!!!

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Hi!  I’m getting married in less than 2 weeks and have been getting monthly chemical peels to ensure I look “glowing”.  At my dermo everyone does it.  When I say everyone I mean my doctors, the nurses, the people who work behind the desk, etc.  It’s not just an acne thing.   Chemical peels get rid of your dead skin cells and makes you look more fresh.  Now I don’t know the different types of peels or what kind I have been using, but I’ve never burned or scarred.  I have done different strengths too.  It does sting a bit right after they do it, but that goes away within minutes.  Depending on how strong they do it my face may get stiff right before I start to peel.  Then my face gets really dry and starts to peel. The dry skin and peeling part is a bit embarrassing if you get it strong and have somewhere important to go, but lotion and make up helps make it less noticable.  It is really important to lotion up (I use cetaphil and that’s what my dermo recommends) and to NOT pick or peel your dry skin off.  If you do force your dry skin off then you could scar.  Just let it fall off naturally and you’ll be fine =) Oh and the dry skin/peeling lasts about 1 week.  2-3 days afterwards it’s at its worse.  The day of and day afterwards you won’t notice much besides maybe feeling stiff.  Then 3-4 days afterwards the dry skin will be much less noticable.

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@Sunflower–girl:

Sorry for the late reply, I use the Mary Kay set once a week or once a fortnight. You don’t have to use it that often but since I have been using that & a new make up my skin has been 120% better! I would highly recommend the set!

Post # 13
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I have done both and really feel like they are both effective. Although- I am a Mary Kay Consultant and I agree with Mrs.Burgess, for the cost, Mary Kay’s Microdermabrasion set is very effective. Yes it is $66 a set, however if any of you ladies would like to try it, I can send you a set for 30% off. Let me know! 

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I have used both at home microdermabrasion and chemical peels. I like the chemical peels better. I bought mine on http://www.skinobsession.com. I chose the 40% alpha beta peel. It’s very easy to use. You apply it, time it and then wash it off. It does burn/sting a little, so I make sure I sit in front of a fan or keep a blow dryer set on cold on my face. On the 2nd day you start to peel, but you don’t need any down time so you can go out and go about your day, just make sure you wear plenty of sunscreen and apply moisturizer. This peel can be used bi-weekly, but I use it once a month because you have to give your skin a chance to do its thing and let the prettiness of the chemical peel take effect. I did mine 2 weeks before my wedding and by the day of the wedding I noticed my skin was more radiant and had this glow about it.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Hey ladies! I’m a licensed skincare therapist so I’ll throw in my two pennies and some advice regarding these treatments for brides-to-be.

Microdermabrasion: Non-invasive treatment that is essentially an implement scraping off the outermost layers of your skin and sucking them up into a filter. Excellent for stimulating blood flow and collagen health, and reduces the appearance of fine line wrinkles by removing the layers of dead skin and buildup (note: does NOT get rid of wrinkles, simply makes them look less harsh). Requires several sessions – depending on your skin type, sensitivity, and any other contraindications – to receive full benefits.

Chemical peel: Product applied to “peel” or remove layers of your skin in order to produce healthy, fresh, new layers. If you seek something more than a light peel (ie Medium or Deep), definitely consult with a dermatologist or medical esthetician because your skin type and any other existing conditions will play a huge role in which kind of peel is appropriate for you. I do NOT recommend buying medical grade chem peels and trying them at home. I cannot tell you how many horror stories I’ve witnessed and had to treat. It is NOT pretty and yes, it can hurt.

The thing is, both treatments are only as strong as the therapist chooses to provide them. Feel free to tell them about the results you wish to achieve and the time frame you’re working in. The setting on the microderm machine can feel as light as your cat licking you, or as strong as a freaking Hoover stuck to your face. Similarly, chemical peels can be as mild as the exfoliant you use at home, or so severe they require weeks of recovery; their results depend entirely on the kind of solution/product that was used, and how deep it penetrated into your skin.

That said – for brides-to-be, I would highly suggest a series of microdermabrasion treaments or a light, superficial chemical peel. Unless you have plenty of time before the wedding and are consulting an excellent dermatologist, I wouldn’t risk any reactions to a serious chemical peel, or any facial problems that arise from them. In my opinion, microdermabrasions leave far less room for error or injury to your pretty face.

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