Facials and peels can be effective tools in battling the signs of aging and sun damage, including fine lines and wrinkles. Dr. Jurzyk is skilled in creating custom skin care solutions for patients in the Wolcott, CT, area, using peels and facials tailored for every patient’s individual needs and goals.
Facials / Peels
What’s the difference between a peel and a facial?
Facials use a combination of techniques aimed at restoring aging skin, removing the very top layer of dead cells and unclogging pores so skin looks refreshed. Many facial products contain special moisturizers aimed at helping restore and replenish nutrients so skin looks and feels softer and plumper. Peels use special chemical solutions to gently slough off upper layers of dead, dull skin to help reduce or eliminate the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and scarring. Peels can range in strength from very mild formulations to stronger solutions designed to combat more serious signs of aging and damage, including creases and deeper scars. Peels may result in flaking and redness as old skin gives way to fresher layers of skin underneath.
How can I tell whether I need a facial or a peel?
The best way to know which kind of treatment is best for you is to have your skin evaluated. During your appointment, you can also discuss the issues that are most concerning to you so you can learn about the options that are most likely to help you achieve your goals. Both facials and peels can be customized to meet different needs, skin types and treatment objectives.
How do peels and facials benefit skin health?
Both peels and facials can help restore skin to a more youthful appearance by removing dead upper layers to help skin look and feel fresher and more resilient. Plus, once dead layers of skin are removed, moisturizers and other facial products can be more effective.
If I have acne, can I still have a facial?
Yes; in fact, there are facials developed specifically for the treatment of acne, helping to remove dirt, debris, oil and dead skin cells from follicles where acne bacteria gather and multiply, so skin can appear clearer and breakouts can be minimized.