Facials and Peels

Facials are an excellent adjunct to our other treatments, or as a standalone rejuvenating therapy.

What is an aesthetic facial?

Through a process of cleansing, exfoliating, and nourishing the skin, aesthetic facials can produce immediate and dramatic improvements in the skins’ clarity, hydration, and health, and reduce pore size and superficial texture & tone irregularities. Perhaps most appealing is that the process is immensely pleasant and relaxing.

What is a facial peel?

A peel is often employed in a facial.  It utilizes acids to produce a more substantive exfoliation.

The River Med Spa Facials – blissful rejuvenation

After engaging in a consultation and a skin analysis our aestheticians are committed to providing facials customized to each guest’s individual skin type and specific to their objectives.

Let us help you to customize a facial treatment that best suits you and your skin!

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River Fundamental Facial

Fundamentals are vital.  The RIVER FUNDAMENTAL FACIAL is appropriate for all skin types and is especially great for dry or sensitive skin due to its high content of essential fatty acids (EFA), anti-inflammatory action, and ability to hydrate the skin.  Using oat milk as a key ingredient we reduce redness and sooth the skin.  Glycerin and sodium hyaluronate dramatically improve hydration of the skin. We finish with a balancing anti-oxidant moisturizer, a weightless sunblock and a jojoba lip balm.

Time: 45 min.

Price: $95

River Hydrating Peel

Our RIVER HYDRATING PEEL is our entry-level peel — to the world of peels.  Powerful yet balanced, the Hydrating Peel is a unique professional peel option for all skin types, including those with sensitive skin.  This universal TCA solution will improve surface texture and brighten the skin while helping to promote an even skin tone.  This multi-faceted and skin-brightening treatment is an excellent option for sensitive skin.  We finish with a balancing anti-oxidant moisturizer, a weightless sunblock and a jojoba lip balm.

Time: 45 min.

Price: $175

River Acne Facial

When you choose the RIVER ACNE FACIAL our highly trained estheticians will give you the perfect balance between pampering and practical treatments! This treatment begins with cleansing & exfoliating the skin.  Blue LED light therapy is used to further suppress Propionibacterium acnes (P. acnes), an acne-causing bacteria.   Then a salicylic solution and massage is used to enhance skin rejuvenation and healing.   We add a stabilized salicylic acid gel and finish with a balancing anti-oxidant moisturizer.  For problematic areas River Med Spa also offers IPL for acne.

Time: 90 min.

Price: $235

Radiant River Facial

Experience a radiant complexion with this personalized facial designed to promote the skin’s natural moisture and achieve optimal balance. You’ll experience the benefits of deep cleansing, invigorating massage,  anti-aging LED light therapy, a nutrient toner, and a hyaluronic serum. To enhance your facial experience, the RADIANT RIVER FACIAL, treatment also includes a customized neck & décolleté massage, hydro jelly mask & Gua Sha lymphatic massage! Beautify your skin and feel your radiance shine through with this customized facial. 

Time: 60 min.

Price: $175

Tranquility River Facial

Achieve crisp, clean, radiant, skin with this lavish medical-grade facial!  The  TRANQUILITY  RIVER FACIAL targets damage from environmental stressors (oxidative, inflammatory, pollutant, sun radiation, etc.) that contribute to facial aging!  This delightful treatment incorporates Dermaplane exfoliation, Hydro Jelly mask, a neck & décolleté targeted massage, collagen-stimulating LED Therapy, Gua Sha, and finishes with cryotherapy to tighten the pores..locking in the good – and locking out the bad.  Perfect for any upcoming event!

Time: 90 min.

Price: $235

River Emerge Peel

The RIVER EMERGE PEEL is a multi-application peel utilizing high-grade lactic acid, TCA, thioctic acid, and antioxidants.  This peel is great for anyone seeking to tighten and improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while promoting an even skin tone and clear complexion. River Med Spa also offers RF Microneedling which is excellent for skin tightening and smoothing texture and tones.

Guests must meet with our aesthetician to ensure candidacy for this peel.

Time: 45 min.

Price: $195

River Advance Peel

Our RIVER ADVANCE PEEL uses an enhanced Jessner’s solution customized for different skin types, darker skin tones, or those allergic/sensitive to hydroquinone.  This treatment will help to rejuvenate and improve the appearance of breakout-prone skin, large pores, melasma, and sun damage, while also promoting an even, bright skin tone.

Guests must meet with our aesthetician to ensure candidacy for this peel.

Time: 45 min.

Price: $195

River Stimulus Peel

The most potent of our enhanced Jessner’s formulas, the RIVER STIMULUS PEEL peel will even your skin tone and provide more exfoliation for oilier, thicker, and more resilient skin types. Extremely effective when targeting sun-damaged skin .It is also excellent for those with active or cystic acne those who require deeper treatment.

Guests must meet with our aesthetician to ensure candidacy for this peel.

Time: 45 min.

Price: $225

River Dermaplane

The RIVER DERMAPLANE treatment facilitates the exfoliation process, removing the upper layers of skin and fine vellus hair.  A hydrating mask and a HA boosting serum are subsequently applied.  Cryotherapy is then used to close the facial pores. The facial is completed with a moisturizer, sunblock and lip balm to ensure you are ready to take on the town.

Guests must meet with our medical aesthetician to ensure candidacy for this procedure.

Time: 60 min.

Price: $150

River Microneedling​

Microneedling brings this facial to a whole new level.  Microneedling creates small puncture injuries which stimulate collagen  in the healing process.  Microneedling is also an excellent treatment for scars — particularly acne scars, chicken pox scars, and even traumatic injury scars.  Combined with any of our facials to provide an immediate clear glow in the superficial epidermis, and a more gradual enhancement in the deeper dermis.

Guests must meet with our aesthetician to ensure candidacy for this peel.

Time: 45 min.

Price: $250

River Microneedling​ with PRP

This facial is the ultimate anti-aging treatment as it has everything from our River Microneedling facial and also includes PRF (Platelet Rich Fibrin). A guest’s blood is drawn and processed to collect the PRF, also known as “Liquid Gold,” which is rich in collagen-stimulating components. PRF is recognized by the body and is absorbed deeper into the tissue which allows for a slow release of growth factors, accelerating your results to the next level.

Guests must meet with our aesthetician to ensure candidacy for this peel.

Time: 90 min.

Price: $700

Add Ons


Oxygen Therapy


LED Light Therapy



Add On pricing is provided when booking a service.

River Facial & Neck RF

Using highly effective comfort measures including ultra-chilled air, this treatment extends the RF microneedling treatment to the neck, an area often fraught with crepey skin.  This treatment has demonstrated profound improvements in neck skin laxity.

River Facial RF with PRP

Boost the benefits of the RIVER FACIAL RF with the application of PRP.  The micropores created by the microneedling procedure enhance the absorption of PRP – improving the production of collagen and achieving a brighter beautiful skin.

River RF Microneedling

Using highly effective comfort measures including numbing cream and ultra-chilled air, this treatment incorporates RF microneedling to firm and tighten skin.  LED therapy is employed to enhance anti-aging and healing.  We conclude with the application of antioxidant cream, moisturizer, sun protection, and an imported lip balm.  River Med Spa also offers RF Microneedling to the neck, an area often fraught with crepey skin, which produces a profound improvement in neck skin laxity.

Time: 90 min.

Price: $800

River RF Microneedling
with PRP

The RIVER RF MICRONEEDLING FACIAL WITH PRP is the ultimate anti-aging skin treatment. It includes everything from our skin tightening RF microneedling facial and adds microneedling of PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma). A guest’s blood is drawn and spun to collect the PRP, also known as “Liquid Gold,” (for those in the know, the stuff of vampires!) which is rich in collagen-stimulating growth factors. PRP injected into the dermis creates a beautiful skin glow.

Time: 120 min.

Price: $999


What kind or type of facial is best for me?

A thorough skin analysis and consultation is important to determine a persons’ skin type and conditions to best select an appropriate treatment.

We provide a free optical facial analysis with any treatment to ensure you are receiving the best treatment for your skin.

What are the skin types?

The most commonly used skin typing scale is the Fitzpatrick Scale — which delineates six gradations based on skin pigmentation and tolerance to sun exposure.

The Lancer Ancestry Scale (LAS) utilizes a calculation based on the ethnicities of grandparents to identify persons with seemingly lower Fitzpartick Scale scores that may be at risk of treatments normally avoided in the darker skin types.

What is the difference between a facial and a chemical peel??

A facial is a treatment for cleansing and nourishing the skin — typically the face and neck.  Chemical peels seek to exfoliate the cornified stratum layer of the epidermis..  Chemical peels increase the cell turnover, induce the skin to regenerate collagen, and provide a regenerated, healthier skin surface with greater skin tone homogeneity.

Are all chemical peels the same?

No.  There are three types of chemical peels: (1) a superficial peel achieved with alpha-hydroxy acid or beta-hydroxy acid; (2) a medium depth peel utilizing trichloroacetic acid (TCS); and (3) a deep peel which uses higher concentrations of the above-mentioned acids.

Which chemical peel should I start with?

It is strongly recommended to start with a hydrating peel because it will help determine the skins’ tolerance to the acids used.

How many chemical peels should I undergo for optimal results?

4 to 6 peels, four weeks apart provide great results!

Are chemical peels safe for everyone?

No.  Chemical peels are not for everyone. A through consultation with skin analysis, medical history and medication use should be undertaken to determine if a chemical peel is safe.  Accutane (isotretinoin) should not have been used for a least a year and there should be no history of skin cancer if considering this treatment. 

Why do the prices of facials and chemical peels vary?

Prices vary based on the length of treatment, the products being used,  customizations and add-ons.