Parisian Peel

For smoother, fresher and better looking skin without chemicals, lasers or surgical procedures, trust the Parisian Peel® process and experts at Swan Dermatology & Aesthetics. A gentle approach to skin renewal which the French have enjoyed for years, the Parisian Peel® process can reduce or even erase fine lines and wrinkles, age spots, scars or other superficial blemishes.

Treatments only take about 20 minutes, and patients can immediately return to their daily activities with no recover time required. While some patients may feel minimal discomfort during the treatment, most patients experience no discomfort.

Using a precision handpiece, a stream of very fine crystals is directed at problems areas on the skin, and when combined with a mild suction the dead outer layer of skin is removed through the gentle abrasive action of the crystals. A patient’s smoother, softer skin is brought to the surface. The Parisian Peel® process works for most skin types, regardless of pigmentation, and is even safe to use on sensitive skin.

Normally, four to eight treatments, one to two weeks apart, are needed for optimal results. Once the desired results are achieved, a maintenance treatment is required once every two to three months.


+ Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Parisian Peel®? The Parisian Peel® is a form of microdermabrasion previously available only in the finest European spas. Inorganic crystals as small as powdered sugar are used to affect a superficial skin polishing, similar to an extremely thorough exfoliation. Microcrystals are gently applied to the top layers of your skin through a delicate handpiece, polishing away the upper layer of dead, flaking cells. With subsequent passes, clogged pores are opened while fine lines and creases are buffed, resulting in softer, smoother, fresher-looking skin.

Unlike laser or some types of chemical treatments, you can resume your regular lifestyle with no time off for healing. The most dramatic improvements are seen with 6 to 8 treatments done about 1 or 2 weeks apart. Most importantly, the Parisian Peel® is safe. FDA-approved, the Parisian Peel® is a proven, non-surgical way to enhance your skin, regardless of your skin type or color. Even those sensitive areas like the neck and décolleté area may be treated by this method.

What are Parisian Peel® treatments like? The skin is first gently cleansed to remove any makeup, and any areas of concern are discussed with our staff. A delicate handpiece is moved against the skin in a gentle back-and-forth motion. The vacuum force of the microcrystals can be adjusted for the more delicate regions of the eyes and neck or focused on problem acne or scarred areas. The superficial skin polishing causes very minimal discomfort. Immediately afterward, any remaining microcrystals are brushed, and the skin is re-cleansed and a soothing moisturizer is applied. Each session lasts approximately 10 to 30 minutes, depending on the areas treated.

How soon are results apparent? Immediately after your first treatment, your skin will feel soft, fresh and smooth. Over the course of 6 to 12 treatments, the gentle buffing will unclog pores, even pigmentation, and smooth fine lines and creases. Problem or oily skin attains more clarity and acne scarring is reduced. Best of all, this gentle abrasive technique is the ideal solution for people with sensitive skin that reacts to makeup or chemicals such as Retin-A and glycolics.

What is the Parisian Peel® specifically ideal for?

  • Anyone who would like a non-invasive, non-surgical skin conditioning program.
  • Those who don’t want to take time off for healing from laser treatment or certain chemical peels.
  • Active people who don’t want to suspend their outdoor activities.
  • Those with sensitive skin that reacts to harsh chemicals or additives.
  • Skin damaged by electrolysis, facial irradiation, or previous therapies.
  • Heavily pigmented or freckled individuals who don’t want “demarcation lines” caused by other treatments.
  • Younger people with early skin changes around the eyes and neck.
  • Men and women who want a straightforward, no-fuss skin repair program.