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Laser resurfacing or chemical peel?

Still in the dilemma of which to opt for? This can be a tough thing to answer but there are several ways you can compare both the options though both have same end results like non-damaging, skin rejuvenating, help in restoring healthy & youthful glow, etc. to decide between them which treatment is best for your individual skin type and needs, read on, and learn a bit more about the advantages each procedure provides.

Laser resurfacing: designed to help treat wrinkles, fine lines, acne scars, shedding the outermost layer of your skin, discoloration, etc. it removes the damaged outer layer of skin and then healthier and younger looking skin emerges. Though choosing the perfect procedure solely depends on the following factors:

  • Your skin type
  • The extent of uneven skin pigmentation
  • The depth of lines and wrinkles
  • The severity of sun damage

There are two types of laser skin resurfacing procedures- a.) Ablative b.) Non-Ablative.

Both the procedure intended to produce more collagen and elastin (the two main components of the protein responsible for keeping your skin tight and firm).  Ablative lasers work best on significant skin discoloration and severely sun-damaged skin, while Non-Ablative lasers best suited for rosacea, mild to moderate facial lines, pigmentation spots, extreme redness, etc.

Benefits of laser resurfacing:

  • Fades skin discolorations (such as brown spots).
  • Reduce the appearance of mild to moderate facial wrinkles.
  • Reverse the effects of leathery, sun-damaged skin.
  • Improve and potentially eliminate redness from rosacea.
  • Lighten or possibly eliminate scarring.

Chemical peel: chemical peel uses a chemical solution to gently peel off the outermost layers of the skin. Light and deep two types of chemical peels are there, light chemical peels partially reach through the outermost layers of your skin and use a milder acid solution such as glycolic acid, alpha hydroxyl acid (AHA), salicylic acid, fruit enzymes, or a low concentration of Trichloroacetic acid (TCA). Deep chemical peels reach further into the middle and deeper layers of the skin. Common types of deep chemical peels include phenol peels, stronger TCA peels, and croton oil. Deeper peels are recommended if you exhibit advanced signs of aging like intense wrinkles, extensive sun damage, or severe acne scars, etc.

At Dezire Clinic, Dr. Prashant Yadav (M.S., MC.H.)  will help you regain your lost glow and elasticity with Co2 fractional laser skin resurfacing and chemical peels. The fractional ablative approach with CO2 fractional laser gives the most stunning results. Both are an outpatient procedure and minor sedation is required to comfort if any pain caused during the procedure while the cool gel is applied onto the skin before starting the laser treatment. Book your consultation to know more and get all your queries answered by Dr. Prashant Yadav, he’ll asses your condition and recommend you the best procedure depending on your skin type and requirement.


Dr. Prashant Yadav
M.S., M.Ch. (Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery)
Dezire Clinic Pvt Ltd / +91 9272007896

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