Hydrafacial vs. Chemical Peel

Are you looking for a way to boost your skins appearance? Are suffering from fine lines or wrinkles? If you live near St. Charles, Illinois, then it may be a great idea to stop by for a consultation at French Med Spa & Cryotherapie. With the help of our expert staff, we can help you decide whether a Hydrafacial or Chemical Peel is right for you!

What is a HydraFacial?


In a HydraFacial, a peel is involved but there are a few more steps involved to make sure that your skin is relived of any dead skin cells. The first step is a serum which is applied to the skin to remove any damaged or dead skin cells, then a solution is spread on the skin as well to lift the upper layer of the epidermis. Once those steps are completed a suction is placed across the skin the clean out pores and collect any dead skin that was left behind. Finally, a serum filled with special nutrients is applied to help accelerate the production of new tissue growth.

What is a Chemical Peel?

A chemical peel is done by using a mild solution that is spread across the skin which removes the upper layer of the skin to make room for a new fresh layer of skin. After a few weeks, the skin will peel and produce a new layer of skin which will kick start the production of new collagen in the skin.

Which one is right for me?

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Although both treatments help smooth out the look of fine lines, crows feet, and wrinkles theres one that outshines the other. The difference is that the HydraFacial gets deep down and exfoliates the skin more than a chemical peel can. After your free consultation, one of our qualified physicans will help you decide which  is the right fir for you and your needs!

How long does treatment take?

Both treatments take about 45 minutes but will depend on the individual and how big the area being treated is. There is typically no downtime for either so you may continue your daily activities, as for the chemical peel your skin may be a little flaky due to your skin producing a fresh layer of skin.

If you want to know more about HydraFacials and Chemical Peels and if there right for you, then it may be a great idea for you to call us  email us to schedule a consultation or appointment. We at French Med Spa & ºCryothérapie look forward to seeing you!