Skin resurfacing is a cosmetic procedure which aims to correct minor problems with the skin's surface by intentionally abrading or damaging the very surface of the skin, and thereby encouraging the development of new higher quality skin. This cosmetic practice has a long history. They can provide benefits such as:
- Smoothing the skin's surface
- Reducing or eliminating uneven skin tone
- Reduction of minor wrinkles
Chemical peels and dermabrasion are techniques that aim to damage the skin in a controlled manner in order to induce increased collagen production, and benefit from it. Dermabrasion and chemical peels both vary widely in strength. With greater strength, greater benefits can be expected, but the risk, recovery time, and cost of procedures also increase proportionately.
There are many variables that can affect prices. The type of peel used is the most important factor. For stronger peels, a dermatologist must be applying it for safety.
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