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Posted September 09, 2019 in Chemical Peels, Microneedling

What Is the Difference Between Chemical Peels and Microneedling?

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As we age, there is a higher chance that our skin starts to lose its tone and firmness due to factors such as sun damage and poor skin care.

Fortunately, there are several minimally invasive skin resurfacing treatments like chemical peels and microneedling that can address your facial concerns. However, each person’s skin is different.

That is why it is important to know which treatment will not only treat your facial imperfections but also provide you with aesthetically pleasing results that you have always desired.

With the right treatment, perfect skin can be within your reach in no time.


A woman prepares for a chemical peel treatment to address problems like freckles, age spots, and dull skin.

Which Treatment Would Be Right for Me?

Before undergoing any treatment, making sure you are properly informed about both chemical peels and microneedling can help you better understand which approach is right for your skin type.

Chemical peels are usually better suited for patients with fair skin who are looking to enhance and brighten their dull skin. Patients who have freckles, age spots, and darker or more sensitive skin may be better suited for a microneedling treatment.

Ideal candidates interested in undergoing any of these skin resurfacing treatments must typically be in good health and have realistic expectations. Your surgeon will also ask that you stop smoking before and after your treatment.

How Does Each Treatment Work?

Chemical Peels

Each type of chemical peel corrects skin flaws but works in a unique way. A light chemical peel provides subtle improvements, but over the course of several treatments, patients can expect a healthy glow. Medium chemical peels will make the skin appear noticeably smoother and provide a fresh look. Your recovery will depend on the type of chemical peel you undergo.


Microneedling with radiofrequency improves the overall appearance of the skin while treating various areas of the body, such as the face, neck, and arms. This treatment is also performed to treat fine lines, wrinkles, and acne scars while improving the texture, tone, and color of your skin.

Microneedling works using a small device that delivers radiofrequency energy to the skin to stimulate the production of collagen. The device will also smooth out any blemishes on the skin and produce new, healthy tissue.

To learn more about chemical peels and microneedling or to find out how much each treatment would cost, please schedule a consultation online or call our office at (786) 802-6699