A Look At Skin Resurfacing Techniques

Skin resurfacing procedures include all clinical techniques that alter the surface of your skin by removing debris from it. Most of those procedures are more commonly called peels. Some of the procedures in the “peel” or “resurfacing” categories are well known whilst others are up and coming in today's skincare market. Before you choose a procedure, there are some things you definitely need to know about skin resurfacing and the techniques used to perform it.

Why Skin Resurfacing is a Popular Skincare Process

You might be wondering why skin resurfacing is so popular. It is because skin resurfacing procedures perform a function almost everyone needs at some point in time. That is, they exfoliate the skin. Granted, you can use facial scrubs and other methods to exfoliate your skin at home. However, clinical resurfacing is much more intense. At a skincare clinic, you can get the exact degree of treatment you need and results that are more pronounced. Those results also tend to last for quite a while.

In fact, a lot of skin resurfacing techniques are capable of being customised to you. For example, the chemicals used in a chemical peel influence how many skin layers that peel treats. Similarly, lasers can treat various depths. They can also treat areas of your skin with extreme accuracy. By stripping away debris and treating surface blemishes, they can perform two different treatments with one procedure.

The Expansion of the Skin Resurfacing World

Skin exfoliation has always been important. Ho
wever, resurfacing and exfoliation options have expanded a lot from what they once were. Scrubbing your face with a wet cloth is far from your only at-home option these days, and at-home options are not the only options that are always being expanded upon. For example, you could go to a clinic and take advantage of the newest JetPeel technology for skin treatment, rather than relying on lasers, which have been around for many years. 

New technology is state-of-the-art. It is all designed with convenience, comfort, and effectiveness in mind. 

Skin Resurfacing Actions and Fundamental Differences

Each clinical skin resurfacing treatment is the same as each other treatment in many ways. For example, they all have the common goal of improving your skin health. However, they all also have fundamental differences. Those differences are the reasons that skin resurfacing options are necessary. Not every person or situation matches well to every procedure.

Differences between resurfacing procedures can take many forms. For example, each one takes a different length of time. Costs are also different between procedures. However, one of the biggest differences is in how procedures are actually performed. For instance, JetPeel sprays a sterile liquid at your skin, while lasers point a heat-producing light beam at it.

Why Method Matters in Skin Resurfacing

Whether it is the chemicals of chemical peels, the abrasive tools of microdermabrasion devices, or any other type of procedure, the method is important for a couple reasons. One is some methods are not appropriate for certain skin problems or skin types. For example, many early laser devices could not treat dark skin. Today, there are still some lasers that are safer for dark-skinned patients than others. Another is some methods take a multi-pronged approach to skin health by helping you infuse your skin with protective substances. JetPeel and laser procedures are particularly helpful for providing conduits by which medicated lotions or serums can be transported to your skin cells. Always go to a clinic that has a good reputation, has trained staff and be sure to know of any side effects of treatment.

Choosing Your Ultimate Skin Resurfacing Procedure

When trying to choose your ultimate skin resurfacing procedure, do not rely too much on yourself. Place the most weight on recommendations you get from staff members at your local clinic, especially if your skin is officially assessed. The assessment process can immediately help you determine which procedures you should not undergo. Then you can more easily pick between those that are deemed safe for you. 

*Collaborative post this is not medical advice


  1. I've thought about laser treatment as i have acne scars.

  2. I have been looking at treatments for pigmentation issues. Thanks for the post, useful info here.

  3. I'd never heard of skin resurfacing techniques before! I'm a sucker for not looking after my skin properly so this may be something to think about for myself

  4. Great post I do often feel quite self conscious about my skin and would love to have a better complexation and smoother skin. I am definitely going to look into this a little more!

  5. This is actually a useful post. It has so much information and good things to consider before having this kind of treatment xx