Dermabrasion and Skin Resurfacing: What’s the Difference?

Dermabrasion and micro-dermabrasion treatments, also known as chemical peeling, involve removing layers of skin to eradicate pitting, scarring, and pigmentation common with those who’ve suffered from acne or sun damage. A variety of chemicals in varying strength can be used to facilitate smoother skin. Common chemical peels include glycolic acid, which is the mildest form of chemical peel agent.

Laser skin resurfacing utilizes a laser beam that targets certain areas of the face and removes pigmented or scarred tissues so that new skin can grow and heal over damaged areas. Through the use of high energy and amplified light waves of carbon dioxide, a laser is able to vaporize the top layer of skin with minimal injury or trauma to surrounding skin areas. Facilities like Aesthetic Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Center Bolivia and the Sensual Body Dream located in Santa Cruz offer you choices in anti-aging techniques and procedures.

Laser skin resurfacing techniques will help to reduce the signs of both static and dynamic wrinkles. Static wrinkles are those that are present regardless of facial movements, and dynamic wrinkles are those that appear when laughing, smiling, or squinting. Skin laser resurfacing treatments also may help to reduce the signs of scarring and pigmentation issues caused by freckles and what are most commonly known as “age spots”. The Aesthetica International Medical Center in Budapest, Hungary offers a number of skin care and anti-aging techniques that draw visitors the world over.

Laser resurfacing treatments may cost between $2,000 and $4,000 per treatment. A chemical peel or dermabrasion in the United States, a single treatment costs approximately $200-$600, while in Costa Rica, prices are approximately $175-$250. Chemical peels and other elective skin care procedures and treatments are not covered by medical insurance plans in the U.S., so medical travelers often choose foreign destinations for such care.

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