The Difference Between a Facial and a Peel
You want your skin to look glowing and radiant, but sometimes it's hard to know what the best treatment is to achieve that. Should you get a facial or a peel, and what is the difference exactly? There is one key difference you should know before you book your next appointment.
A facial is a series of treatments that can include exfoliation (like a peel), extractions, and moisturizing components. A facial can help relax facial tension and can give you a glow. However, there's only one part of that you need if you want long-lasting results.
A peel, which can be its own treatment or part of a facial is key to keep your skin looking its best. It provides results because a peel solution is formulated with an acid like glycolic acid. Therefore, the products are able to exfoliate away the dead skin on the top layer of your face and reveal the radiant, healthy skin underneath. As Dr. Schultz says, “You already have gorgeous, glowing skin. But you can’t see it because it’s covered by a layer of dead cells that make your skin look dull, tired, discolored, large-pored, and just older.”
While a peel may not focus on relaxation or take as long as a facial, the results last much longer.
Dr. Schultz recommends that all of his patients get a professional peel in his office each month, but for those who want to avoid a doctor's visit, he created The Peel Bar, which provides the exact same treatment he gives to his patients. The two-minute peel is gentle yet effective, and doesn't cause any downtime or irritation.