Microdermabrasion and Peels – Which one is right for you?
July 18th, 2021
Choosing the right treatment for your skin is key to ensuring you get the best results possible. We always recommend asking your therapist for advice before any treatment so we can achieve your desired results. Below we are going to highlight the key differences between microdermabrasion and skin peels
Microdermabrasion is a form of physical exfoliation, it uses a diamond tip and vacuum suction for a gentle abrasion across the surface of the skin to remove the dead skin build up. The skin feels smoother and looks brighter after the treatment. Microdermabrasion is fantastic for thickened, sundamaged, congested/blackheads and dull skins. We do not recommend this treatment on thinner/delicate skins or active acne as the microdermabrasion cannot be used directly over pimples.
Skin Peels are a chemical form of exfoliation, breaking down the dead skin cells to reveal a smoother, brighter complexion. At Skin Tonics we have a number of skin peels to suit different skins.
Glysalac Peel – A combination of glycolic acid which breaks down surface dead skin build up, and Salicylic Acid which breaks down oil trapped in the pores. This peel is our perfect all rounder for most skins except sensitive or reactive skins.
It is popular for clients feeling like there skin has a “build up” of dead skin, congestion, breakouts, sun damage or looking dull.
Salicylic Acid Peel – this is a much higher concentration of just salicylic acid. Perfect for acne, congestion, blackheads and sun damaged skin.
Lactic Acid Peel – this peel is great for thickened and sun damaged skin, ageing and skins needing some rejuvenation.
Glycocure Peel – A blend of glycolic, lactic, and tartaric acid. This peel is a beautiful addition to any facial. It removes dead skin build up and leaves the skin feeling hydrated and plump. A gentle but effective peel for most skins.
We hope this gives you some more insight into our treatments. Always check with your therapist what is the right treatment for you skin.