Care for the face that usually involves cleansing and massage and the application of cosmetic creams.


A cosmetic procedure that may be performed at a skin spa or dermatologist’s office. A technician uses a machine to rapidly discharge super-fine crystals onto the skin’s surface, removing the outermost layer of the stratum corneum. The crystals are then vacuumed away. The treatment is not painful, and there is no recovery time. It is best for those with non-inflamed acne, many blackheads and/or whiteheads.

Chemical Peels

A therapy to reduce or improve wrinkles, blemishes, pigment spots, and sun-damaged areas of the skin. Using a chemical solution of phenol, trichloroacetic acid, or alpha hydroxy fruit acid, the top skin layers are peeled away, allowing new, smoother skin with tighter cells to occupy the surface. Immediately after the peel, there may be considerable swelling, which subsides after 7 to 10 days as new skin begins to form. Other chemical solutions used include glycolic acid, retinol, Jessner’s solution, beta hydroxy acid, and combinations thereof.