Nowadays, there are three main approaches to skin resurfacing:
- Laser resurfacing
In regards to peeling, you can either opt for glycolic acid peels, TCA peels or phenol peels. Glycolic peels are recommended for superficial skin resurfacing needs, such as smaller wrinkles or crow’s feet. TCA peels are slightly more thorough and typically recommended for extensive wrinkles and blemishes and are ideal for localized peeling. Phenol peeling is the most aggressive, but has shown promising results in the treatment highly damaged skin, deep creases and pre-cancerous conditions.
Microdermabrasion is a procedure similar with sanding, meaning that a fine sandpaper-like surface is massaged at high speeds on the skin, with the role of eliminating the upper layers.
Microdermabrasion is substantially deeper compared to the aforementioned chemical peels and capable of addressing skin problems in an advanced stage. Lastly, the skin resurfacing technique implies carving miniature holes in the skin, allowing the surgeon to control the concentration the collagen particles and guide them accordingly.