Most of us women will do anything to achieve that youthful and glowing skin. 

Skin problems such as acne scars, sun damage, and blackheads are among the common problems that any skin type faces. These imperfections often depreciate our self-confidence and impede our day-to-day activities. 

Good thing there are skin care treatments that exist to eliminate these imperfections and help us achieve the perfect skin we’ve been dreaming of. Keep reading to learn more about chemical peel vs facial treatments.

Facial Treatment

Skin problems such as uneven skin tone, wrinkles, dark patches, or age spots can cause the skin to appear dull. And one solution that fits these superficial problems of the skin is a facial treatment

Facial treatments work well for cleansing, exfoliating, hydrating, nourishing, and rejuvenating the skin.  It addresses certain facial skin problems such as:

  • Dehydrated, dull skin
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Blemishes and wrinkles
  • Clogged pores

How it Works


Your aesthetician will cleanse your face first to get rid of any dirt or makeup before evaluating your skin type. This way, it would be easier to determine the best products for your skin’s needs.

The specialist will then steam the skin to open and clean pores, release any blackheads or whiteheads, and remove dead skin cells.

A face massage will be performed to help relax the facial muscles and stimulate them. Once the message is received, the skin specialist will pick the facial mask that best suits your skin needs.

Toner, serum, moisturizer, and sunscreen will be added at the last step of treatment.

The specialist will then steam the skin to open the pores which makes it easier to clean. 

Benefits of Clinical Facials

  • Noninvasive, no downtime, and with instant noticeable results
  • Hydrated and brighter skin
  • Improves skin texture
  • Strengthens the skin’s natural protective barrier
  • Calms sensitive and acne-prone skin
  • Gently cleans the pores and gets rid of any acne-causing bacteria
  • An effective way to extract blackheads and whiteheads
  • Minimize the appearance of pores and other signs of aging
  • Can be done to most skin types
  • Promote reproduction of healthy skin cells
  • Stimulate new cell growth and promote skin rejuvenation
  • Reduces the harmful effects of many environmental factors, such as smoking and sun exposure.

Chemical Peel Treatment

Chemical peels gently exfoliate or strip the surface layer of the skin to remove dead skin cells.

The peels may contain one of these doctor-approved chemical solutions for the peel: glycolic acid, salicylic acid, lactic acid, mandelic acids, and other types of acids. They can be used to treat wrinkles, discoloration, scarring, and other skin imperfections.

Chemical peels are available as a standalone treatment or can be combined with other aesthetic treatments.

These skin concerns make you a good candidate for a chemical peel:

  • Acne Scars
  • Age spots
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Melasma
  • Sun-damaged skin
  • Fine lines, wrinkles, and other signs of aging

How It Works

chemical peel

The procedure starts with a thorough examination of the face to determine its condition. Your aesthetician will determine the formulation of these chemicals, depending on your specific needs and goals for your skin. There are three levels: light, medium, and deep chemical peels.

As a preparation, the aesthetician will clean your skin with a mild cleanser. The chemical solutions are then applied to the skin to exfoliate damaged and old layers. 

The chemical peel is applied in thin layers and will not reach the sensitive eye area.

[Read: How to Use a Chemical Peel and Avoid Damaging Your Skin]

Benefits of Chemical Peels

  • Visible lightening of dark patch caused by age/sun damage
  • Gives skin a natural glow
  • Reduce fine lines, wrinkles, and even freckles
  • Promotes cell growth
  • Instantly improves skin texture
  • Brighter facial skin in just one session
  • Improve the appearance of acne, acne scars, and other mild scarring
  • Removes dead and old skin cell
  • Improves uneven skin
  • Smooth out rough or scaly patches

[Read: Facial Chemical Peel Aftercare (The Definitive Guide)]

Chemical Peel Vs Facial

Many often wonder if it’s better to get a facial done or to have chemical peel treatment. To start, both procedures are beneficial for the skin. However, they differ in the way they address skin concerns and what conditions they target. 

Compared to chemical peels, facial treatments are gentler to the skin. With multiple steps to perform facials, it can also be relaxing. While chemical peels on the other hand soothe deep into the skin to remove its outer layer that has dark spots, scars, and dull skin texture and tone. 

Chemical peels target issues that usually impede aesthetic purposes such as discoloration and texture. Facial sessions aim to clean the pores, hydrate the skin, and rejuvenate its health every session. 

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Which skin care treatment is right for you?

There is no such thing as a “one-size fits all” approach to skincare. Each skin is different and has different needs. Only a qualified skin specialist can help you decide which treatment is best for you upon assessing your skin condition.

If you want to know what treatment your skin needs, book a consultation with a licensed and experienced aesthetician

Have you tried any of these treatments? Which one worked for you? Tell us your experience in the comments section below.