Laser Skin Resurfacing vs. Chemical Peels for Facial Wrinkles

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Do wrinkles or other age-related concerns have you exploring your options for skin rejuvenation? These are common reasons many men and women throughout the Dallas, TX area choose to have aesthetic skin treatments, like laser skin resurfacing or chemical peels. Both of these options can be very effective at targeting and improving a wide range of complexion concerns, from dark spots and redness to fine lines and wrinkles. However, they take different approaches to rejuvenating the health and appearance of the skin. Read on as board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Genecov and the team at Modern Medical Spa explain the difference between laser skin resurfacing and chemical peels, and how to choose between these two anti-aging treatments when you wish to smooth facial wrinkles.

What is laser skin resurfacing?

Laser skin resurfacing, also referred to as a “laser peel,” is a nonsurgical procedure that uses light energy to remove dead or damaged layers of skin cells and reveal more radiant skin. As the skin heals following the procedure, it flakes and peels off, leaving behind a healthier, younger-looking complexion. At Modern Medical Spa, we are proud to use the Moxi™ system for laser skin resurfacing to help diminish the appearance of facial wrinkles and other skin irregularities. Moxi technology allows for enhanced treatment precision, is safe for all types of skin, and typically carries minimal to no downtime.

What does a chemical peel do?

Chemical peels are a solution of alpha-hydroxy, glycolic, or other types of acids that work to exfoliate the outer layers of skin to remove dead cells and damaged tissue. Our aestheticians use premium chemical peel solutions to provide varying depths and levels of treatment options. A medium-depth peel is often recommended for women and men who wish to smooth the appearance of wrinkles. Over the next week or so following a chemical peel, the skin will lift and slough off as new skin cells are generated. This can make skin blemishes less visible, and leave your overall complexion looking softer and more youthful.

Should I choose laser skin resurfacing or a chemical peel?

The goals of laser skin resurfacing and chemical peels are generally the same: to remove dead and damaged skin cells, improve the appearance of imperfections, and revitalize the complexion. These treatments also stimulate the production of collagen in the dermal layers, which can help smooth-out wrinkles around the eyes and mouth, and on the forehead. During a private consultation at our Dallas, TX med spa, our team will assess your skin and listen to your concerns. We can help you determine which skin rejuvenation option may be best for your goals based on your skin tone, type, and sensitivity level. Laser skin resurfacing or chemical peels may be a great treatment choice for targeting skin flaws or age-related concerns, such as:

  • Wrinkles
  • Lines and creases
  • Acne or acne scars
  • Dark spots or sun damage
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Rough patches of skin
  • Large pores
  • Dull complexion

Smooth out wrinkles and revive your complexion

Dr. David Genecov and our aestheticians are experts at helping men and women of all ages look years younger through state-of-the-art med spa treatments. We are thrilled to offer chemical peels and laser skin resurfacing to Dallas, TX patients to meet the varying skin-health needs and aesthetic goals of those we are privileged to treat. To further explore your options for reducing facial wrinkles, please schedule a consultation at Modern Medical Spa today!

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.