How Do I Decide Which Treatment is Best for Me?

Considering a beauty treatment to improve your skin? Perhaps an acid or chemical peel or laser treatment?
Skin rejuvenation treatment options work by causing invasive micro-injury to the skin, which then results in increased collagen production. Collagen has many beneficial properties towards skin texture, elasticity, and more youthful-looking skin. So you want to choose the treatment that will create just the right amount of injury to trigger healing.

Let’s take a moment to explore the pros and cons of each and which might be most appropriate for you.


Acid or Chemical Peels 

Acid/chemical peels are unlikely to improve deeper lines or wrinkles, as they really only remove the very top layer of skin. Because of this, you can expect a minor improvement in skin texture. If you are looking for a more dramatic improvement in skin texture and vitality, another treatment option is often recommended.


Laser Treatments

Laser treatments use heat, so can cause skin damage, burning, skin color changes, and scars. For this reason, laser treatments may not be ideal for darker skin tones due to a higher risk of discoloration.

Not every skin type and tone can safely use lasers. There can be a risk of hypopigmentation (loss of pigment) or hyperpigmentation (dark spots). Asian skin in particular is more prone to hyperpigmentation, especially with higher strength or deep laser treatments.



One of the best parts of a microneedling treatment is that there is little to no downtime. Microneedling can be used on any skin type and any skin tones. This treatment can be used everywhere; body, face, everywhere. This treatment can also be used closer to the eye, without the associated risk a treatment involving laser would include.

The treatment does not use heat so it is not removing layers of skin, which means microneedling heals rapidly compared to other procedures.  This means microneedling can be used on any skin type and any skin tone, with no risk of causing loss of pigment or dark spots, as with other treatments.

Microneedling penetrates down to a deeper level of the skin, to stimulate collagen production, prompting skin growth, scar reduction, and improved skin tone and texture.


How Do I Decide What Treatment is Best for Me?

It is important to always consult with a Medical Beauty Professional to discuss your individual wants and needs when it comes to the health of your skin. We invite you to call us at BlossomMD in San Ramon or visit us at our website so we can discuss your beauty goals further.

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