Last updated on February 5th, 2015
Doctor Gavin Chan, a cosmetic physician from Victorian Cosmetic Institute performs this split face test on a patient to determine the effect of microdermabrasion vs chemical peel.
He uses chemical peel on one part of the subjects face and microderm on the other half. In the end the subject and doctor Chan give their opinion on which treatment worked better.
Both, microdermabrasion and chemical peels, exfoliate the skin – an important process to maintaining a healthy and glowing skin.
Doctor Chan explains that we are looking at two very different procedures here. Microdermabrasion is a physical process where you put suction on the skin and suck the skin up to a diamond coated head which gently debrades the dead skin off.
“Chemical peels do a similar job except that they use chemicals – usually light acid – to exfoliate the skin.”
Exfoliation is good for a number of reasons. It can be used to make the skin look brighter and give it a glow. Or it can be used to treat some medical problems like acne. It can also be used to reduce sun damage and improve skin pigmentation, such as sun spots on the skin or freckles.
If you wish to perform a microdermabrasion by yourself at the comfort of your home you should check out our full guide to microdermabrasion at home and this video tutorial here where Raya demonstrates on herself how to perform the procedure with an at home microdermabrasion system.