Facials and chemical peels both help erase the appearance of aging. While they are different techniques, the goal of both is to refresh the skin. It is important to know the differences between facials and chemical peels in order to determine which treatment is the best option for you. Listed below are the basics of facial and chemical peels and their benefits.
A facial is a less-invasive form of a chemical peel, and it does not require the use of chemicals. Instead, a cosmetic specialist will use steam, toners, serums, masks, and other products to clean pores, extract blackheads, and moisturize the skin.
A facial can do the following:
- Reduce the effects of the environment on the face, such as smoking, air pollution, cold, and wind.
- Heal and soothe skin damaged by acne medications, makeup, and other products, and even out skin tone.
- Stimulate cell growth and rejuvenate the skin by removing dead skin.
- Minimize aging when done consistently.
Men and women of any age, skin type, and complexion can benefit from a facial. There is no downtime with a facial, and consistent appointments are recommended. The best way to decide which treatment is best is to talk with a cosmetic specialist.
In a chemical peel, a cosmetic specialist will apply a chemical solution to exfoliate the top layer of old and damaged skin. The procedure reveals a new layer of skin and promotes new cell growth. The results include brighter skin.
Before doing the peel, a cosmetic specialist will thoroughly analyze their client’s skin and medical conditions. They will also assess their client’s goals and needs. From there, they will recommend a light, medium, or deep peel. Each is an effective solution to:
- Reduce fine lines and wrinkles, especially around the eyes and mouth.
- Treat acne and acne scars, unplug pores, and remove bacteria.
- Help pigmentation issues, such as hyperpigmentation, melasma, age spots, and other discolorations.
- Repair sun damage, such as rough, scaly, and discolored skin, and wrinkles.
- Smooth and soften the skin by exfoliating the top layer of dead and damaged skin.
A chemical peel often works best for fairer-skinned people. People with darker skin can benefit, but they run the risk of uneven skin tone afterward. Also, a chemical peel will not help severe wrinkles, skin sags, and certain other conditions.
Does a Chemical Peel Have Downtime?
Clients are often worried about the pain and healing time after a chemical peel. A deep peel will require more healing time than a light peel. Redness may continue for days or weeks after the peel but can be minimized through moisturizers, cleansers, and sunscreen.
Linwood Cosmetic Specialists at MAEZ Integrative Healthcare Offer Facial and Chemical Peels for Skin Rejuvenation
If you are considering a chemical peel or facial, contact one of our cosmetic specialists at MAEZ Integrative Healthcare today. Our licensed cosmetic specialists will recommend the best procedure for your specific skin type and needs. For an initial consultation, call us at 609-748-4110 or contact us online. Located in Linwood, New Jersey, we serve clients throughout Northfield, Somers Point, Margate, Longport, and Atlantic County.