Facials and Peels

Getting a facial can be a great way to give your skin a break from its daily encounters with the elements and revive its natural glow. It's also an ideal way to give yourself a break from the stresses of your daily routine and spend some time relaxing and refreshing.

At Westerville Dermatology, you can enjoy skin care facials by one of our experienced skin care professionals. We offer several types of facials and chemical peels so you can be sure to get the exact treatment your skin is craving. Learn more about the differences between facials and peels, and contact us to schedule your custom treatment.

Benefits of Facials and Peels


  • Removes impurities and unclogs pores.
  • Restores moisture and hydration for a refreshed complexion.
  • Enhances blood flow for a healthy glow.
  • Customized to address specific skin concerns.
  • Promotes relaxation and reduces stress.
  • Exfoliates and removes dead skin cells for smoother texture.
  • Promotes collagen production for firmer skin.
  • Reduces hyperpigmentation and evens skin tone.
  • Diminishes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Controls acne and refines skin texture.
  • Helps minimize the appearance of enlarged pores.

Common Side Effects of Facials and Peels


  • Temporary, mild redness post-treatment.
  • Minimal risk of irritation or allergic reactions.
  • Skin may be more sensitive, emphasizing the need for hydration.
  • Generally considered safe with low risk of side effects.


  • Temporary, mild redness immediately following the peel.
  • Skin may peel or flake as it rejuvenates.
  • Some individuals may experience minor discomfort.
  • Increased sensitivity to sunlight; sun protection is crucial.
  • Serious complications are rare when administered by a qualified provider.

What to Expect at Your Facial and Peel Appointment

In your facial and peel appointment, your dermatology provider will begin by conducting a thorough assessment of your skin and discussing your skincare goals. They will then tailor the treatment to address your specific concerns, whether it's deep cleansing, hydration, or addressing signs of aging. During the procedure, you can expect a comfortable and relaxing experience as the provider applies the chosen facial or peel treatment.

After the treatment, your dermatology provider may provide guidance on skincare products, routines, and any necessary precautions. Overall, the appointment is designed to rejuvenate and enhance your skin health and rejuvenate the appearance of your skin based on your individual needs.

Facials and Peels Maintenance Recommendations

Following facials and peels, adhering to proper maintenance recommendations is crucial for sustaining results. Your dermatology provider may suggest the following:
  • At-Home Skincare: Establish a consistent at-home skincare routine with gentle cleansers, moisturizers, and sunscreen.
  • Medical-Grade Skincare: Consider incorporating medical-grade skincare products recommended by your dermatology provider for enhanced results.
  • Avoid Sun Exposure: Minimize sun exposure, and when outdoors, apply broad-spectrum sunscreen regularly to protect the treated skin.
  • Hydration: Maintain skin hydration by using a suitable moisturizer to support the healing process.
  • Regular Follow-ups: Schedule periodic follow-up appointments with your dermatology provider to assess the skin's progress and adjust the skincare routine as needed.
Adhering to these maintenance recommendations, combined with a focus on at-home and medical-grade skincare, is essential for optimizing and prolonging the benefits of facials and peels.

Facials and Peels Maintenance Schedule

  • After the initial facial or peel, a period of assessment is conducted by your dermatology provider to evaluate the skin's response.
  • Based on the assessment, an individualized maintenance plan is crafted, considering factors like skin type and treatment goals.
  • The frequency of maintenance sessions varies from monthly to quarterly to maintain optimal results.
  • Regular consultations with your dermatology provider are recommended to assess the ongoing condition of the skin and determine the necessity for further sessions.
  • Additional sessions may be advised over time to address evolving skincare needs and ensure continued effectiveness.

Facials and Peels FAQs

Facials and peels can be tailored to various skin types; however, an assessment by a dermatology provider is recommended to determine the most suitable treatment for individual needs.

Downtime is minimal for most facials, while peels may involve temporary redness or peeling. Your dermatology provider will provide post-care guidance to minimize any discomfort.

Depending on your skincare needs, combining facials or peels with other treatments may be beneficial. Consult with your dermatology provider to create a comprehensive skincare plan.

Yes, your dermatology provider may recommend gentle cleansers, moisturizers, and sunscreen for at-home use to support and maintain the results of facials and peels.

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How Westerville Dermatology Can Help

Westerville Dermatology offers expert care and personalized solutions with facials and peels to enhance your skin health. Our skilled aestheticians and dermatology providers specialize in tailoring facial treatments and peels to address your specific skincare needs. Whether you're seeking a refreshing facial for relaxation or a chemical peel for skin renewal, we provide customized solutions for a variety of concerns, including acne, uneven skin tone, and signs of aging. Schedule a consultation with Westerville Dermatology to explore how our experienced team can help you achieve your skincare goals through rejuvenating facials and targeted peels.