As we age, our faces go through some serious wear and tear. Skin can become dull, blemishes can leave scars and discolorations, and exposure to UV rays can cause fine lines and wrinkles. Since our faces are the first things people see when they meet us, it is worth keeping them in tiptop shape. Luckily, those in the Huntersville, NC area have options. When it comes to facial rejuvenation, patients often choose either the HydraFacial MD® or a chemical peel.Chemical Peel vs Facial

What is HydraFacial MD®?

HydraFacial MD® cleanses, exfoliates, and replenishes the skin during a multi-step process. First, the face is exfoliated, removing dead skin cells and revealing the newer, healthier skin underneath. Then, debris and dirt is removed from the pores using gentle peel and suction techniques. Finally, a special hydration serum is applied to nourish and protect the skin, allowing for a luminous, fresh glow.

What is a Chemical Peel vs. a Facial ?

A chemical peel removes layers of dead and damaged skin to reveal the healthier, new skin underneath. With chemical peels, there is no “one size fits all” option. Instead, your doctor will work with you to decide which formula suits your specific needs. During treatment, a solution will be applied to your face and allowed to sit for a predetermined amount of time. The solution will react with your skin, causing the damaged top layer to eventually peel off and reveal younger-looking skin.

How Do I Choose the Best Treatment Option?

Both treatment options work to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, blemishes, scarring, and discoloration. HydraFacial MD® is a more extensive option: nourishing, exfoliating, and cleansing all at the same time. A chemical peel can be personalized to fit your exact needs, but also may require a bit more downtime than the HydraFacial MD®. Be sure to discuss your needs and parameters with your doctor and you will be able to land on the treatment that suits you best.

To find out which procedure is right for you, contact us for more information or to schedule a consultation. Carolina Age Management Institute serves Huntersville and the greater Charlotte, North Carolina area.