Peeling, dermabrasion, exfoliation… what are the differences between these non-invasive aesthetic treatments?

Peeling, dermabrasion, exfoliation… what are the differences between these non-invasive aesthetic treatments?

On the beauty market, there are multiple high-tech treatments and techniques to take care of your skin. Among them are peeling, dermabrasion and exfoliation. Oriane Derrien, trainer at HydraFacial, reveals the differences between these non-invasive aesthetic techniques.

On a daily basis, our skin suffers from pollution, dirt, the sun… Result: our pores are clogged and dead skin remains on the surface of the epidermis. In order to remedy this, and thus have beautiful healthy skindeep cleaning techniques have emerged. These include peeling, dermabrasion and exfoliation. These treatments have one thing in common: clean the skin and make it brighter. But they don’t use the same technologies to get there. Oriane Derrien, trainer at HydraFacial, sheds light on the subject.

What is exfoliation?

This is certainly the easiest aesthetic act to perform. Exfoliation is done with a scrub that can easily be done at home. This mechanical action aims to remove the dead skin cells closest to the surface. Result after an exfoliating treatment: the skin is smooth and fresh. Bye Bye dirt in the pores!

What is dermabrasion?

Dermabrasion is a stronger exfoliation technique. The instrument used for this treatment polishes the skin by removing the upper layers of damaged skin. This aesthetic treatment is to be carried out by a doctor or a beautician. Unlike exfoliation, dermabrasion penetrates far deeper into the epidermis, and stimulates the growth of a healthy new layer. It can erase scars and small imperfections.

What is a peel?

Peeling is a medical and non-invasive procedure that acts by chemical exfoliation with acids on the skin. This technique therefore consists in applying a chemical substance to the face for a few minutes in order to cause a limited and controlled destruction of the epidermis. Not to be confused with peeling creams with much less powerful effects. The objective of a dermatological peeling is to obtain a regeneration of the layers destroyed by the acids and stimulate the production of elastic fibers and collagen. After the session, the skin is very red. This treatment (not very pleasant) may require social exclusion for a few days while it heals. “since one peels.” explains Oriane Derrien.

Peeling, dermabrasion, exfoliation: which aesthetic treatment to choose according to your skin type?

These 3 techniques help to activation of cell renewalto regenerate tissues, to treat pigment spots, to reduce wrinkles, to treat acne… Doing one of your aesthetic acts is like wanting to improve the appearance of your skin, says Oriane Derrien. But how do you choose the treatment that suits you perfectly? If you have inflammatory acne, the expert recommends peeling which will have a chemical action, which will not damage the skin. All other skin types can turn to the treatment of their choice without any problem. A diagnosis will be made by the professional before taking action. With all the new technologies on the beauty market (Hydrafacial, Hollywood Peel, etc…), it is easily possible to find the perfect treatment for beautiful skin!

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