Pros and cons for chemical peel vs. Microdermabrasion vs plastic surgery for wrinkles?

Wrinkle treatments. Chemical peels and lasers may be used to treat wrinkles. Different peels and lasers will treat at different depths of the skin. The deeper the treatment, the longer the recovery and the greater the risk for complications to occur. Microdermabrasion will help give a "fresh" appearance to the skin but will likely not significantly improve wrinkles.
All are effective . Peels (laser or chemical) and microdermabrasion are all forms of controlled "injury" to the skin to effect a smoother healed result. Fine lines can be improved subtly or more dramatically depending on the aggressiveness of the treatment. Surgery involves lifting the skin and redraping it to smooth out wrinkles and can be much more dramatic but is best when combined with less invasive treatments.
Depends. A deep medical grade microdermabrasion can cause down time, and done in series like medium peels, get rid of fine lines. These days face lifts are usually reserved for ridding excess sagging skin. Lasers and deep peels are needed for deeper wrinkles than fine wrinkles.
Peel. . Microdermabrasion does nothing for find lines. Some peels work great for find lines. Some lasers do as well. Others do not.
Varies. Microdermabrasion is a temporary slight effect. A medium chemical peel is a deeper but not long lasting result. Laser resurfacing can improve wrinkles around mouth amd cheeks for longer lasting resultsthere is a healing time of several days with laser procedures.

Related Questions

Would it be safer to do microdermabrasion or a chemical peel on skin after accutane?

Neither! It depends on how long ago you stopped your accutane, but if it has been less than a year, i'd recommend avoiding any type of surgery or inflammation-causing procedure. The risk of scarring is low with both of these procedures (the least is microdermabrasion), but whatever those risks are, they are multiplied significantly with accutane-stimulated skin. Just say no, be patient or worse can occur. Read more...
Neither is safe. Dermabrasion, chemical peels and lasers all work by damaging the skin in a controlled fashion to promote deposition of new collagen. Accutane can cause significant scarring with any of these types of skin resurfacing procedures. To be safe, one year off of your Accutane is recommended before performing any of these. Read more...

Which is better for acne: a microdermabrasion treatment or a chemical peel?

Sometimes both! Acne scarring is complex and typically requires many intervention for an optimal result. Peels and dermabrasion performed simultaneously is referred to as chemabrasion. Read more...
Peel does more! A chemical peel will remove the top layers of skin, including living cells, thus requiring healing, and stimulating new collagen in the dermis and epithelial cells on the surface. Microdermabrasion generally removes only the topmost dead layers of skin cells, leaving the skin softer but not requiring healing. Laser resurfacing and surgical dermabrasion also remove living tissue and yield results! Read more...

When are you a candidate for a microdermabrasion or chemical peel?

No age limit. Microdermabrasions and gentle chemical peels can be very helpful in treating teenagers with acne. As we age, the skin turnover slows down. Microdermabrasions and peels will keep the turnover and new skin production going resulting in younger looking skin. It is perfectly reasonable to starting in your 20's and 30's to delay the aging process. Read more...
When you are unhappy. Cosmetic surgey is done to please the patient if you are seing objevtive changes you want to modify, seek professional help. Read more...

Is it safe to do microdermabrasion or a light chemical peel six months after finishing Absorica (accutane)?

Six months is enough. It is typically safe to get a chemical peel or microdermabrasion six months or more after you have finished a course of Accutane. It is safest to consult with cosmetic surgeon or dermatologist, as your skin type and amount of correction you need, play a role in the best treatment for you. Read more...

Seborrheic dermatitis - What is best treatment to restore the appearance of the skin prior to dermatitis. Eg laser, microdermabrasion, chemical peel?

None of these!!!! There are several effective therapies to control and improve seborrheic skin. The exact treatment varies with the specific case. You have indulged in useless speculation when you need to describe the appearance and distribution of your condition to provide details necessary for suggestions about treatments. Read more...

How expensive is microdermabrasion/chemical peel?

Depends. Microdermabrasion is a superficial peeling procedure that removes or lessens surface discoloration and sun damage. There is little or no recovery time, but a series of them is usually required. Chemical peel is more aggressive and often requires recovery time. Expense varies, depending on who you go to and where you live, among other things. Insurance rarely if ever pays for either one. Read more...
Price ranges. Microderm and chemical peel pricing varies depending on where i the country you are, who is performing your treatment and what is included in the procedure. As a clinic performing medical microderm and peels we tailor your treatment to your skin type, what you are looking to improve and how much recovery time you can tolerate. Plan on $145+/session. Done in series of treatments. Read more...