Microneedling vs Chemical Peels

The treatments 

Microneedling treatment and Chemical Peel treatment are both available at Snap Beauty Salon, Southend. Microneedling is an electronic pen with 12 needles that pierce the skin to break the blood vessels just below the surface of the skin.

They both offer similar benefits and are effective at treating similar skin concerns. Here is all you need to know about both Microneedling, and Chemical peel treatments.

Benefits of Microneedling 

Microneedling can be used to reduce scarring, as well as large pores and fine lines. It can also be great at tackling scars from surgery, chicken pox and lacerations. It can be hugely beneficial to the improvement of burn wounds, as well as this, it improves the tone and laxity of the skin. Overall, Microneedling is useful for a wide range of skin concerns, and many of our clients have benefitted massively from this popular skin treatment.

Benefits of the Chemical Peel

Chemical peels are similar in terms of benefits and what they can treat. In Southend, at Snap Beauty we have several chemical skin peels on offer, which can target each skin type and skin concern. Skin peels are equally as effective at improving the appearance of scarring, large pores, and fine lines and much more. However, chemical peels have the additional benefit of sloughing off dead skin, instantly leaving your skin’s texture smooth and clear, as well as giving your skin a fresh glow. Chemical peels are very effective at improving many skin concerns as well as leaving your skin looking youthful, trouble free and fresh.

Downtime and Aftercare

After your microneedling treatment, you may have slightly red and sensitive skin however this will subside within a matter of hours. You won’t have any other negative effects of downtime after the initial redness and sensitivity has calmed down. We advise to refrain from using makeup post peel for 24 hours as well as taking extra care of your skin, and not exfoliating for one week after treatment, to ensure a smooth and quick recovery.

After your chemical peel, you will experience redness and your skin will be sensitive. A few days post peel, you may experience dry skin and peeling, however this is all dependant on the strength of your peel and the condition of your skin pre peel. Post peel it is so important to take extra care and listen to our advice for aftercare. Hydration is key, especially for your skin post peel so ensure you keep your skin hydrated after your peel. At Snap Beauty we offer a consultation where you are free to ask as many questions as you need! 

How long will it take to get good results for each?

We usually recommend around 3 sessions of the microneedling if the purpose of it is for anti-ageing concerns, and 6 sessions if the treatment is to reduce scarring. However, upon consultation, you will be given a more accurate answer of how many sessions we feel is necessary for your specific skin concern in order to achieve the best results. 

For chemical peels, we usually recommend a course of 3-6 peels dependant on what your concerns for your skin are. If you are receiving a re-fresh peel, we may recommend having one peel bi-weekly. However, we always recommend a free skin consultation where we can discuss exactly what your skin needs and create an accurate and personalised treatment plan for you and your skin. 

For both microneedling and chemical peel you will need a patch test, and we strongly recommend a skin consultation to ensure you achieve the perfect, flawless, skin results you desire. 

Can I combine the treatments?

Microneedling and chemical peels work well in conjunction with each other, however you cannot have both treatments performed within the same day – if you wanted to have both treatments, we would advise waiting 3 weeks in-between treatments. 

So, microneedling or chemical peel?

Both treatments are very good at targeting similar skin issues. When it comes down to deciding which one you should go for, it is best to book a skin consultation where we will go through everything with you, see your skin, and be able to make the right decision in order for you to see optimum results. In some cases, like scarring – microneedling would definitely be better, however – it all comes down to having a consultation where we can make a more accurate decision for your skin.