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Chemical Peels, Microdermabrasion and Dermabrasion

Thanks to advanced facial skin care technology, the effects of aging on the skin caused by heredity, lifestyle and environmental factors no longer have to be accepted as permanent.

Skin rejuvenation treatments at our Calgary clinic such as microdermabrasion and chemical peels improve the texture, clarity and overall appearance of your face by resurfacing your skin and helping you achieve a youthful look that is natural and healthy.

Some of the concerns that can be addressed by skin rejuvenation treatments include:

  • Static and dynamic wrinkles
  • Pigmentation
  • Scars
  • Loss of skin tone
  • Spider veins

To find out which treatment is right for you, read on to learn about the effects and benefits of our microdermabrasion, dermabrasion and chemical peel procedures.

Microdermabrasion, Dermabrasion or Chemical Peel: Which One Is Right For Me?

Type of Procedure What it’s used for Benefits What to Expect

Microdermabrasion is a gentle, non-invasive procedure which uses tiny crystals to exfoliate and remove the superficial layer of dry, dead skin cells.

It is used to improve scarring, skin discoloration, sun damage, stretch marks as well as blackheads and age spots.

The benefits of microdermabrasion can be appreciated by patients who want to refresh their appearance without resorting to more intensive & invasive procedures.

These include:

  1. Quick & painless procedure
  2. Can be used for all skin types
  3. Produces safe & effective results
  4. No downtime
  5. Minimal side effects
  6. Almost instant results

Using a powerful handpiece which uses diamond chips instead of crystals, our skin specialists will gently and effectively exfoliate the damaged top layer of your skin to reveal new, vibrant skin below.

Microdermabrasion side effects: Temporary skin tightness, redness or sensitivity

Treatment time: 15-30 minutes

Recovery time: 1-2 days

Learn more about our Calgary Microdermabrasion Treatment


Dermabrasion is a surgical skin-resurfacing procedure which uses a rapidly rotating device to remove the outer layers of your skin until it is as smooth as possible.

It can be used to improve the look of acne scars, smooth out unwanted wrinkles and also sometimes to remove pre-cancerous growths such as keratoses.

While dermabrasion is a significantly more invasive procedure than microdermabrasion, it has some incredible benefits including:

  1. Results can last for years
  2. Minor risks associated with this procedure
  3. Natural looking results
  4. Affordable treatment

This skin treatment also uses a handheld electric device - one with a wire brush and a diamond coated steel ‘wheel’ which peels off the layers of skin.

Side effects: The risks of dermabrasion include skin discoloration, infection and scarring.

Treatment time: 15-90 minutes depending on the size of the treatment area

Recovery time: It takes 7-10 days for the new skin to form

Chemical Peels

Chemical peels are a proven treatment for improving the texture of your skin. Through the use of gentle chemical substances, this skin rejuvenation treatment exfoliates your skin giving it a more youthful, healthy and uniform appearance.

Chemical peels can be used to reduce the appearance of mild scars, treat sun-damaged skin and reduce fine lines around the eyes and mouth.

One of the least invasive ways to improve the look of your skin, chemical peels offer a whole host of beauty benefits including:

  • Promotes collagen growth
  • Chemical peels can be done at minimal cost.
  • Quick results
  • Improves the texture of your skin
  • Mild chemical peels, also known as ‘lunchtime peels’ require minimal downtime.

A chemical peel is a facial rejuvenation treatment used to improve your appearance. It is done by applying a chemical solution to your skin that causes it to gently exfoliate and eventually peel off, revealing the newer skin below.

Side effects: Depending on the intensity of the peel you may experience skin redness, scarring or skin discoloration.

Results: The more intense the peel, the longer lasting the results.

Recovery period: 1-7 days for a mild-moderate peel. 7-8 days for a deep chemical peel.

Learn more about our Calgary Chemical Peel Treatments

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