CO2 Laser vs. Chemical Peels: Which Is Best For Sensitive Skin?

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SenSkinSongIf you have sensitive skin, you already know it’s incredibly important to look after your skin’s health. That’s why you make sure any sunscreen you buy is perfect for sensitive skin, and you only buy make-up that’s designed with your skin needs in mind.

But when it comes to more advanced treatments – like those meant for wrinkles, uneven skin tone, and even hyperpigmentation – how do you know what’s best for sensitive skin?

Should You Get a Chemical Peel?

In general, it’s not recommend that patients with sensitive skin undergo a chemical peel. While chemical peels offer fast results for patients looking to tackle the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, scarring, and hyperpigmentation, it can often be too harsh for sensitive skin.

Additionally, if you’re hoping to diminish the size and appearance of your pores, you might want to skip the chemical peel. These treatments tend to make pores look wider, which can be disappointing for clients looking for picture-perfect skin.

What About a CO2 Laser?

Now we’re talking! A C02 laser is a gold standard option for people with sensitive skin. This type of laser goes deeper than a chemical peel, and can be used to target and treat fine lines, uneven skin texture, and scarring. CO2 lasers also reduce the size of pores, leading to the kind of skin that looks like it belongs on a magazine cover.

Keep in mind that CO2 lasers do come with a higher risk for skin pigmentation, so be sure to talk to your plastic surgeon about which option is right for you.

What Else?

Worried your skin is too sensitive for either option? Not to worry; there is a variety of treatment options out there for you. From radiofrequency treatments for skin tightening to Botox and facial fillers for wrinkles and fine lines, there are so many treatments to choose from. Don’t forget, you can also opt for more medical peels and microdermabrasions, which can offer gentle yet effective exfoliation.

Want to pick the best treatment for your sensitive skin? Let board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Kyle Song at Song Plastic Surgery in Irvine, California help! Dr. Song can recommend and perform a skin treatment that helps you achieve your desired goals.

Schedule a consultation with Dr. Song at Song Plastic Surgery (now serving the Orange County area) 949-701-4454 call today!

By | 2018-09-24T08:55:36+00:00 June 22nd, 2016|Chemical Peels, Skin Care|0 Comments

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