One of the most common frustrations that many patients have is the appearance and quality of their facial skin. And two of the most trusted and effective procedures to help correct facial impurities are chemical peels and injectable treatments, such as dermal fillers. But, like we said before, these two options are not the same and offer very different corrections. Here, we will explore the differences between these treatments to help you decide which may be right for you.
The main purpose of chemical peels is to rejuvenate your skin’s health and appearance. This is accomplished through exfoliating the skin (which means to remove any dead cells and impurities from the top layer of skin). A chemical peel is a non-invasive procedure that causes the skin to replenish itself. For this treatment, your skin specialist will apply a chemical solution to your facial skin. After an allotted amount of time, the solution is washed away to allow your body to begin its natural healing and rejuvenating process. Over the next several days, you will experience some flaking and peeling of your skin. This is completely normal, as this is the impurities of your skin being removed. New skin that is rich in collagen and melanin will grow, giving your face the youthful and smooth look and feel that you desire.
While both chemical peels and injectable treatments can correct many of the same issues, such as worn skin, wrinkles, fine lines, and other facial blemishes, injectable treatments such as dermal fillers are used to address issues that lie beneath the surface of your skin. Some of the most common injectable treatments are dermal fillers, which can help volumize areas of the skin that have thinned out due to age and/or lifestyle. Dermal fillers are minimally invasive and require your skin specialist to inject various solutions just under the surface of your skin
If you are looking to rejuvenate the quality and appearance of your skin, then a chemical peel is the correct choice for you. That is because you are literally helping your body replace old and worn-out skin with new, healthy skin. To maintain the best results, you should undergo chemical peel treatments regularly to match up with your skin’s life cycle. Dermal fillers, on the other hand, should be used if you are looking to add volume to your facial skin and/or correct issues that lie deeper than your epidermis.
If you are unsure which treatment is best for you and your facial skin needs, then schedule a consultation with the Institute of Anti-Aging Medicine and Skin Spa to allow one of our trained and knowledgeable skin experts to help guide you on your aesthetic journey.