Microneedling vs. Chemical Peels: Which Is Better for Fighting Wrinkles?

Wrinkles are an inevitable part of aging. But, genetics, the environment, sun exposure, and lifestyle habits can exacerbate their development.

If you’re looking to boost your overall complexion and reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles, expert dermatologist J.C. Caballero, MD can help. He offers professional and effective anti-aging skin treatments at Warrenton Dermatology & Skin Therapy Center in Warrenton, Virginia.

Microneedling and chemical peels are two of the top treatments that work to reduce facial lines and wrinkles. However, it’s hard to know which is better for your skin’s needs.

Read on to understand the difference between chemical peels and microneedling to help you determine which will better help you achieve a younger, smoother complexion.

About chemical peels and aging skin

A chemical peel involves the application of chemical solutions to your skin. This process resurfaces your skin to reveal fresh cells. As the chemicals react on your skin, they exfoliate the top layer so that it eventually peels away, leaving room for new, smoother skin to grow.

You can choose among three basic types of chemical peel treatments, depending on your desired effects and how much time you can commit to healing.

Superficial peels use a milder acid and generally work best on mild lines and restores a fresh glow to your face. Medium-level peels penetrate the outer and middle layers of skin to lessen the appearance of imperfections, such as wrinkles and age spots. 

Deep chemical peels are just that: deep. They penetrate far into the middle layers and remove damaged skin cells for more dramatic results. Deep peels can be effective on significant wrinkling and creases.

The skin care professionals at the Skin Therapy Center evaluate your skin to ensure you receive the best peel for your unique needs.

About microneedling

Microneedling uses a device affixed with roughly a dozen tiny needles to micro-puncture the skin. This nonsurgical procedure works by tricking your skin into thinking it’s been injured and requires deep self-healing. Microneedling greatly increases collagen production in treated areas.

Collagen is the primary protein that makes up your bodily tissues. It’s also the key ingredient in keeping your skin looking young, firm, and smooth. As you age, collagen production naturally declines. When you prompt collagen development, you restore skin elasticity and strength.

The practice also offers AquaGold® Fine Touch micro-infusion treatments as an advanced microneedling procedure that’s especially effective on fine lines and wrinkles. Tiny amounts of customized serum are delivered directly into the skin — for lines and wrinkles, a dermal filler is used to offer enhanced smoothing.

Microneedling is safe to use on all skin types and is a safe and effective way to treat wrinkles and other skin imperfections like large pores and old scars. Most patients describe it as a pain-free experience that yields dramatic results.

To get the most out of microneedling, you generally need multiple treatments. Our skin experts evaluate your skin and recommend the right number of treatments for you.

The best treatment for wrinkles and fine lines

There’s no doubt that chemical peels and microneedling help reduce the look of wrinkles and provide you with a more youthful glow. Chemical peels generally work best on superficial imperfections; conversely, microneedling penetrates deeper to improve more troublesome issues.

Many people with wrinkles find a combination of microneedling and chemical peels deliver the best results. Microneedling reaches deeper under the skin to promote healing of scarred areas. This provides you with long-term wrinkle reduction. Microneedling sessions require no real downtime and may be more convenient for your lifestyle.

Once your microneedling treatments are complete, a superficial or moderate chemical peel can rejuvenate your skin further, leaving you with clearer, younger-looking skin. If you desire deep wrinkle correction, a deep peel is a good option, but does require a longer downtime following treatment.

No one treatment fits everyone’s needs. It’s important to meet with skincare professionals, like those at Warrenton Dermatology & Skin Therapy Center, to determine which is best for you. 

Get started today

If you’re ready to achieve beautiful, smooth skin that looks years younger, seek treatment from Dr. Caballero’s team at Warrenton Dermatology & Skin Care Center. They’ll sit down with you to review your aesthetic goals, skin care history, and lifestyle to determine which treatment is ideal for you. 

Call the office, or book an appointment online to learn more about effective wrinkle reduction treatments and optimal skin care.

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