Good Idea to Combine Microdermabrasion and Glycolic Peel Treatment?
- Asked 6 years ago
Why does my esthetician suggest a combined peel + microdermabrasion?
Clear away dead skin cells first
Performing microdermabrasion before doing a chemical peel will remove the top layer of dead skin cells, allowing the chemcial peel to penetrate more evenly and effectively.
Combining Microdermabrasion and Chemical Peeling
One should expect to have more crusting and peeling than you experience when having either treatment individually.
The benefit of combining these treatments is deeper penetration of the peeling agent.
Because the skin is first exfoliated through microdermabrasion before the glycolic peel is performed, the glycolic acid is going to penetrate more deeply since several layers of skin have already been removed.
I would not recommended this treatment for darker skin tones as there is an increased risk for hyperpigmentation.
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Combining peels and microdermabrasion
Both of these treatments lead to peeling of the skin and improvement in the quality of the skin. Sometimes they are used interchangeably and sometimes together. It is not unusual to use both together.