Should I get a Chemical Peel, Microneedling, or Dermaplaning?

If you’re interested in improving the texture, firmness, and appearance of your skin, you might have heard about treatments that can help–such as chemical peels, microneedling, or dermaplaning. While it’s lovely that so many options exist, choosing the proper treatment for your skin can be confusing. 

To help with this decision, Emerge in Tulsa, OK, explains the unique benefits of chemical peels, microneedling, and dermaplaning. 

Chemical Peel

During a chemical peel, your aesthetician will apply a chemical exfoliant directly to your skin to remove up to several layers of dead skin. Chemical peels stimulate collagen production and increase cell turnover. You can choose how deep you want your peel to penetrate: mild, medium, or deep. 

It might be best for you if:

  • You’re looking for overall skin improvement on your face vs. targeted areas.
  • You want the versatility of choosing the depth of the treatment.
  • You want to see results after one session.
  • You don’t mind a little downtime: your skin may look red and start to flake for a couple of days, depending on the depth of the peel.


Microneedling is a non-surgical procedure that uses tiny needles to micro-puncture the skin. The little pricks of the needle trigger the skin to produce more collagen, leaving your skin looking firmer and smoother. 

Microneedling penetrates deep into the skin, so it’s very effective in treating acne scars and wrinkles. 

It might be best for you if:

  • You want to target specific areas of your face–such as areas with wrinkles or scars
  • You need a treatment that penetrates below the surface layer of your skin
  • You don’t mind up to 24 hours of downtime afterward (there will be some redness and possible mild swelling)
  • You don’t mind coming back for 4-6 sessions to achieve optimal results

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Dermaplaning is a process that uses a small, sharp blade to scrape off the top layer of your dead skin cells. Dermaplaning, just like chemical peels or micro-needling, helps stimulate collagen and cell turnover, reducing the appearance of fine lines, acne scars, age spots, and hyperpigmentation. Dermaplaning has the added benefit of removing fine hair called “vellus hair” or peach fuzz from your face. 

It might be best for you if:

  • You’re pregnant or breastfeeding and want a non-invasive, safe procedure
  • You want a gentler treatment with only a few hours of downtime
  • You don’t mind coming back every 4-6 weeks for optimal results
  • You want to remove “peach fuzz” from your face 

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Chemical Peels, Microneedling, and Dermaplaning at Emerge Tulsa

Still not sure which one is right for your skin? The professionals at Emerge Medical and Well Spa in Tulsa, OK, are happy to speak with you about all your skin-care treatment options. Emerge is a full-service medical spa ready to help you feel relaxed and revitalized. Contact us today for a free consultation!