For those debating between a chemical peel or laser skin resurfacing in Orange County, the two treatments may look very similar at first. Is one really the better choice? Which will give better or longer-lasting results?
Both laser resurfacing treatments and chemical peels can be used to reduce the appearance of multiple skin blemishes: scars, sun damage, even wrinkles and age spots. Ideally, both of these treatments will only be performed under the care of a medical professional in a clinical environment.
A chemical peel will utilize certain acids which are designed to remove the top, damaged layers of skin in order to reveal the fresh, undamaged skin lying below. A light peel can help patients look glowing and refreshed, while a deeper treatment can actually remove damaged areas of skin and reduce signs of aging or other imperfections.
Like chemical peels, laser skin resurfacing for Orange County residents can help repair that West Coast sun damage. The lasers used will be of varying intensities, depending on the desired results and amount of damage which needs to be addressed.
Both chemical peels and laser resurfacing carry about the same amount of risk, although lasers tend to have fewer side effects for most patients. Recovery time for more intensive treatments can take weeks, for either laser or chemical applications. Though both procedures can remove skin damage, laser skin resurfacing often requires fewer treatments for permanent results.
As one of the leading Orange County plastic surgeons, Dr. Michael Niccole founded and is the Medical Director of CosmetiCare Plastic Surgery Center & MedSpa. Since opening the doors in 1982, he has turned CosmetiCare into one of the most successful multi-specialty cosmetic rejuvenation centers in Southern California.
Dr. Niccole has extensive experience and a refined technique in performing many cosmetic and reconstructive procedures. His skills as a surgeon and the positive results seen on thousands of satisfied patients have helped him create recognition for CosmetiCare around the world receiving patients from Germany, Italy, France, England, Australia, Israel, Costa Rica, and a host of other countries.
Dedicated to his work as a plastic surgeon, Orange County resident Dr. Niccole loves helping people, and it shows with every patient he sees. He has been honored over the years for his abilities as a surgeon and his countless humanitarian efforts. The MDA (Muscular Dystrophy Association) chose him as their “Man of the Year” in 2008 for his continued humanitarian efforts dedicated to reconstructing lives for children and adults through donated plastic surgery.
Dr. Niccole was honored at one of the MDA’s Gala fundraiser, “Gift of Hope”. He was selected by the Consumer’s Research Council of America as one of the TOP PLASTIC SURGEONS IN AMERICA and included in the “Guide to America’s Top Plastic Surgeons”. CosmetiCare was voted one of the “Best Plastic Surgery Centers in Orange County” (multiple times) by The Orange County Register’s “Peoples’ Choice” and published in its guide “The Best of Orange County.”