Chemical Peels vs Resurfacers, What’s the Difference?
April 14, 2018
What are chemical peels and resurfacers?
Both chemical peels and resurfacers are treatments that harness the deep exfoliating properties from a variety of natural occurring acids such as fruits and nuts. These acids can help to unclog pores, reduce inflammation and and regulate excess oil production. They also remove dead or damaged skins cells and stimulate the renewal of healthy new cells. Continuing treatment of either a chemical peel or a resurfacer will lead to the visible reduction of open pores, blemishes, acne, pigmentation and fine lines leaving you with tight, radiant, glowing skin.
The difference between a chemical peel and a resurfacer are :
Resurfacers are referred to as a mild peel that start on the very top layer of the skin and use enzymes and acids to refine and exfoliateChemical peels on the other hand also exfoliate and address a wide range of skin concerns but unlike a resurfacer they have the ability to penetrate mid to lower levels of the skin which delivers stronger extended results. Chemical peels are very active and deeply penetrating that there will be some down time.
With a resurfacer generally there is little to no downtime , however with a chemical peel you can expect to have a recovery time of approximately 10 days. You can expect a moderate amount of peeling and flaking. Both treatments may cause your skin to feel warm, red and tight. With resurfacers these side effects usually disperse in a day or two. Typical resurfacers will have little to zero light flaking.