Chemical Peeling VS Phototherapy VS Filler injecting

Aging is natural and inevitable. In theory, what we can do is to slow down the aging process. The means to fight against skin aging are changing rapidly, from skin care products that rely on efficient ingredients and research and development techniques, to the various medical aesthetic methods that have excellent results today, is it possible to rejuvenate the skin through these ways?

Medical aesthetics is still the most radical and extreme way to rejuvenate the skin, but it is also the most recognized and regular medical aesthetic method in dermatology and plastic surgery that has a certain effect on slowing down the ageing process. However, there is still a lot to be said for how and what to do with medical aesthetics, and the focus is on the right " medication ".

Healthier, smoother and more flawless can sum up all our requirements for new skin. So how do you choose from the different programs? Let's take a look at the features and advantages of the mainstream medical aesthetic treatments that are popular among beauty seekers today.

Three types of mainstream medical beauty anti-aging

Commonly known as "facelift surgery" requires a knife on the head and face, a surgical treatment that was prototyped in the early 20th century, the main principle of which is to make an incision behind the ear or in the hairline, subconsciously peel the facial skin that needs to function and "tighten" it backwards and then the excess skin is then cut away. However, in recent years plastic surgery has become less and less popular. The primary reason is that a facelift is inevitably more invasive and traumatic, and more critically, it produces a less natural-looking result." Facelift surgery is used when there is no photoelectric technology or injectable filler methods. The future trend of this type of invasive surgery is definitely to do less and less, and I guess people are less likely to accept it in the future," explained the senior dermatologist, "This is also in line with the overall trend of surgical procedures.   "The main way on the medical aesthetic is to stimulate collagen regeneration, commonly through the principle of heat, so that the dermal collagen thought they were "injured" to start self-repair, also played the role of collagen regeneration. For people under 50, there are so many non-surgical aesthetic options. The most mainstream anti-aging medical aesthetic treatments currently fall into three categories. The first category is chemical peels, such as acid and salicylic acid therapy.

Dermatologists say that both Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) and salicylic acid are part of the category of chemical peels. Chemical peel, also known as chemical resurfacing, is a procedure where an exfoliating agent (drug) is applied to the skin that needs to be replaced to improve the appearance and enhance the function of the skin through a series of pharmacological effects produced by the drug on the skin for aesthetic purposes.

Salicylic acid is the only resurfacing agent that does not cause skin inflammation as it does not need to be neutralized by alkaline products during the treatment process, which means that the skin is not inflamed and is less likely to cause skin sensitivity induced by resurfacing, avoiding the formation of sensitive skin, as well as post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation and scarring

AHA is in between inflammatory and non-inflammatory, and has the potential to cause skin inflammation.There are different types and concentrations of AHA, and the primary use of each AHA differs and needs to be chosen according to the patient's specific situation.

AHA resurfacing requires not only rapid operation, but more importantly, familiarity with the reaction of the acid and finding the right time to neutralize it. Therefore, the high concentration of AHA must be done by a professional doctor in a regular medical institution such as a hospital , otherwise there is a great risk of burns, hyperpigmentation, skin becoming sensitive, etc.

AHA concentration (%)
Peeling grade
Depth of the scars
Suitable treatment
Very shallow peeling

Acne, spots, fine lines
Superficial peeling
granule layer - basal layer
Acne, spots,ichthyosis
Medium peeling
Papillary layer
keratosis pilaris, skin amyloidosis

The second broad category is collectively referred to as phototherapy technologies.

According to the type of energy used, they can be divided into laser, radio frequency and micro-focused ultrasound technologies. For young people, the most used is "intense pulse light" (IPL), and in recent years the popular "Thermage", "HIFU" also belong to this type.

The third is the injectable filler category.

There are hyaluronic acid and other fillers and botulinum toxin.