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Microdermabrasion vs Vitalize Peel

Chemical peels have been around for centuries. Even back in ancient Egyptian times and earlier, people were using things like sour wine and milk to achieve skin regeneration by taking the top layer off of their skin and revealing the new, smooth, glowing skin underneath. The search for younger, healthier looking skin is something that has been a part of the human race practically since we stopped being nomad hunter-gatherers and started living in settled communities.

The chemical peel has come a long way since these early days and is now available in a variety of types and strengths. One of the newest is the Vitalize Peel, which many people are seeking out because of its reputation for being gentler than some of the older generation chemical peels, and for producing excellent results in getting rid of acne and skin discolorations like pigmentation problems and sunspots.

Microdermabrasion is another option as a skin treatment but can produce similar results similar to a gentle peel. It is an exfoliation of the skin, rather than peeling off a layer of it. It still has the effect of getting rid of old skin cells on the top layer and revealing new, smooth, glowing ones underneath. It can stimulate the production of collagen when done regularly, creating a more stable, even smoothness in the skin.

So which one is right for you: microdermabrasion or the Vitalize Peel? If you’re looking for younger, smoother, healthier skin, both are worth your consideration. Here’s what you need to know about each to determine which one is the best choice for your skin.

The Vitalize Peel

The Vitalize Peel is appropriate for mild to moderate imperfections in the skin and is performed by a licensed medical aesthetician or dermatologist. It can smooth out fine lines and wrinkles and take care of any roughness from acne or scars. It can also improve discolored areas of the skin caused by pigmentation problems.

With the Vitalize Peel, you get visible results after just one peel. If you get three to six peels, the difference in your skin will be profound, and may even take years off of your appearance in some cases.  The peel itself is applied in three layers. One is a layer of alcohol. Then the actual peeling solution is applied. Finally, a layer of Retinol is applied. Varying amounts of peeling solution can be used, depending on your skin concerns and the type of results you’re seeking.


Microdermabrasion is more of a superficial procedure, rather than a long-lasting dramatic alteration procedure like the Vitalize Peel. It is deep exfoliation, done with either a diamond-tipped wand or with crushed crystals that are blown onto the skin and then wiped off. The result is a rosy glow to the skin that makes you look more youthful and refreshed.

The purpose of microdermabrasion is to change the appearance of the surface of the skin to be more glowing. It doesn’t affect deeper layers of skin, so it won’t improve the appearance of wrinkles or discolorations. The glow only lasts a short time, so many people use it to achieve a fresh look for a special event or occasion, like a class reunion.

Because it is a temporary cosmetic procedure, which is almost akin to putting on makeup to go out on the town, it costs less than a Vitalize Peel. Of course, the price you’re willing to pay for a procedure depends on what you want to get out of it.

Which Will You Choose?

Whether you choose a Vitalize Peel or microdermabrasion, be sure to visit Laser Clinique. You will be treated with extra special care by our award winning P. Alexander Ataii M.D. who has been recognized as one of Vitals Top 10 doctors in California, so you know your face will be in the best of hands. Call Laser Clinique for your consultation with P. Alexander Ataii today.

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