Facials have become a popular way to pamper yourself while improving your skin health and appearance. Each facial has unique benefits that address different skin concerns, making it hard to know which is best for your skin type and condition. Then there are more intensive and focused options for correcting issues such as the effects of aging, discoloration or acne. From chemical peels to HydraFacials and IPL photo facials, the variety of these facial treatments can be overwhelming without more information. In this article, we will explore their benefits and help clear up which one(s) can help you achieve your desired results.

Chemical Peels

Chemical peels involve applying a solution to your skin to exfoliate the outer layer, revealing a smoother, more youthful complexion. The three main types of chemical peels are: superficial, medium and deep. Superficial peels are the mildest and can improve skin texture and brightness, while deep peels are more invasive and can correct deeper skin imperfections such as scars and fine lines. Benefits:
  • Reduces fine lines and wrinkles
  • Improves skin texture and brightness
  • Minimizes the appearance of scars and hyperpigmentation
  • Stimulates collagen production
Chemical peels are beneficial for all skin types, but the type and strength of the peel are chosen based on your skin's sensitivity and condition.


HydraFacials are a multi-step facial treatment that involves cleansing, exfoliation, extraction, and hydration. This facial uses a patented device that delivers a mix of antioxidants, peptides, and hyaluronic acid to the skin, leaving it hydrated, plump, and glowing. Benefits:
  • Hydrates and nourishes the skin
  • Reduces fine lines and wrinkles
  • Improves skin texture and tone
  • Minimizes pore size
  • Reduces hyperpigmentation
HydraFacials are suitable for all skin types and are often customized to address your specific concerns.

IPL Photofacials

IPL photo facials use high-intensity pulsed lights to penetrate the skin and target pigmentation, redness, and broken blood vessels. This treatment can improve the overall texture and appearance of the skin, leaving it smoother and more youthful. Benefits:
  • Reduces hyperpigmentation
  • Improves skin texture and tone
  • Minimizes pore size
  • Reduces redness and broken blood vessels
IPL photo facials are most effective on fair skin tones and can be less effective on darker skin tones. It's crucial to consult with a skincare professional to determine whether this facial suits your skin type.


Microneedling is a facial treatment using a small device with tiny needles to create small punctures on the skin's surface. This process is used to deliver nutrients directly into the top dermal layers while increasing blood flow and collagen and elastin growth. Benefits:
  • Improves skin texture and tone
  • Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Improves the absorption of skincare products
  • Stimulates collagen production
  • Helps to break up scar tissue and promote the growth of new skin cells, which can help to reduce the appearance of scars and hyperpigmentation
Microneedling is suitable for most skin types, but you'll want to avoid this treatment if you have active acne or rosacea.

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Are you still trying to decide the right facial protocol for you? Start with a consultation from our talented skincare professionals at Aesthetic Envy. Whether you opt for a chemical peel, HydraFacial, IPL photo facial, or microdermabrasion, we'll help you achieve your desired results and maintain your new, healthy, glowing skin. Book your next facial appointment with Aesthetic Envy at our conveniently-located office in the Sacramento region and enjoy the benefits of a healthy, radiant complexion. Call us at 916-333-4906 or visit our contact page today!


How often should I get a facial treatment?

The frequency of facial treatments depends on your skin, the type of treatment you choose and your intended results. We'll help you to map out the right plan that fits into your lifestyle and can achieve your goals.

Can I have more than one of these types of treatments?

Depending on your skin type and goals, you may benefit from a combination of facials. But having too many deep treatments close together is not a good idea. Allowing healing time between sessions is essential for the best results and your skin's safety.

Is there downtime after getting a professional facial treatment?

The downtime after a facial treatment depends on the type and strength of the facial. Superficial chemical peels and HydraFacials have no downtime, while deep chemical peels may require a few days of recovery.

Can these types of facials be done at home?

Many at-home facial treatments are available, but consulting with a skincare professional will help determine which products suit your skin type and concerns. Professional and intensive facial treatments have higher concentrations of active ingredients or utilize specific machines, making them more effective in achieving desired results. To avoid irreversible damage or pain, you'll want to avoid using technical machinery on your skin that you haven't been professionally trained to use.

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