Chemical Peel vs. Facial - Which is best for you?

Chemical peels and facials are popular skin care treatments to promote skin rejuvenation. There are a few key differences that you need to know about before spending your time and money on a treatment that may not deliver your desired results.


The best tip is to schedule a consultation with a skin care expert like Savanna. The right expert will take the time to discuss your specific concerns, goals, budget, and lifestyle to craft an individualized plan just for you.


What is the difference between a facial and a chemical peel?

Facials involve thorough cleansing, extractions of blackheads, and cellular hydration products such as creams and serums. Facials can be highly customized to deliver your desired results, and can be scheduled more frequently as they are a bit easier on the skin.


Chemical peels involve deeper treatment to get to the root cause of your skin concerns. Mild to moderate chemical peels remove the outer layer of skin and target specific skin concerns such as:

  • Discoloration/Hyperpigmentation

  • Scarring

  • Moderate to Severe Acne

  • Sun Damage

  • Fine Lines & Wrinkles

How often can you get a facial?

Facials can be done as frequently as once a week, depending on the severity of your skin concerns. A master esthetician can help you determine the best timeline and regimen of products and treatments to get your desired results.


How often can you get a chemical peel?

Peels should be done less often than facials, as they are much harsher on the skin. If done too frequently, peels can damage the skin's protective layer causing more irritation and making your skin extremely sensitive to any treatment.


While both facials and peels can work simultaneously to deliver more youthful, healthy looking skin, it is essential to work with a master esthetician/skin care specialist to discuss a plan that works for your lifestyle, budget, and will deliver your best results.


The advantage to going through a full service medispa like Wellness for Life is that we are equipped to deliver prescription treatments as needed to build a comprehensive skin care plan for you!

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