There comes a time in each of our lives when we know our skin needs some help to repair itself. For some of us this happens sooner rather than later, but rest assured that time catches up with all of us at some point. Maybe you had some issues with acne, or you’ve noticed some discolorations or fine lines beginning to appear. Chances are quite good that you could see significant improvement by getting a peel – but which one is right for you?

There are two basic types of peels to improve your skin’s appearance – chemical and micro laser. Because they use different methods to achieve their results, which is removing the out layer or layers of skin cells, each one has its own best set of applications.

A chemical peel is probably the best-known process as it has been a mainstay of the beauty industry for quite some time. It involves removing the outer layers of skin with an acid-based solution, but just how deep it penetrates depends upon the strength of the solution. It’s a great fix for acne scars and texture issues, and it can also balance out the tone and color of your skin. Depending upon the particular target of the treatment, you may require multiple appointments to achieve the best results.

Micro laser peels use laser technology to target the most superficial layers of skin while also tightening the underlying dermis. The result is rejuvenated skin with visible reduction of scars, wrinkles and discolorations. While this treatment is an excellent choice for just about everyone, it’s often the treatment of choice for clients with more mature skin.

So which treatment is best for your particular needs? That depends upon your individual skin type and tone as well as your cosmetic goals. The good news is that the certified team here at the Golla Center for Plastic Surgery & Spa is ready to help you decide with professional advice and the best technology available. And with nine locations in Pennsylvania and West Virginia – three of them in the Pittsburgh area alone – you’re never far away. Our friendly, knowledgeable staff and state-of-the-art technology are ready to help you meet all of your beauty goals. Give us a call today on 412-963-6677 to schedule your consultation, or send us an email at