Chemical Peels

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Chemical Peels

Chemical Peel

A chemical peel is a treatment used to improve skin texture and tone. An acid is applied to skin to lower the pH, which loosens the connections between dead skin cells, inducing exfoliation and stimulating new cell growth. This process causes superficial layers of dead skin to peel off, revealing a smoother and more radiant complexion. Chemical peels can also thicken the epidermis, increase dermal volume and stimulate collagen.

The AlumierMD glow peel treatment is a combination of light, brightening resurfacing solutions that improves the signs of aging, hyperpigmentation & acne scaring with minimal downtime. AlumierMD glow peel can be performed on all levels of the Fitzpatrick scale, which means is safe to use on all skin types and colour. AlumierMD glow peel will provide you the experience of receiving the ultimate, customized peel experience to treat your specific concerns!

FAQ

How does it work?

Chemical peels work by deeply exfoliating the surface layers of skin forcing your body to quickly replenish it with new cells. When peels are performed regularly, the skin gets used to this process and begins to rejuvenate itself like younger skin.

How do chemical peels benefit the skin?

Peel treatments improve skin texture and firmness, decreasing fine lines and wrinkles. Peels also even out skin tone, improve acne-prone skin and reduce pore size appearance.

Are there different classes of peels?

Chemical peels are classified as light (superficial), medium, or deep, depending on the depth of penetration of the ingredients used. Light peels exfoliate to various levels of the epidermis. Medium-depth peels treat through the papillary dermis and deep peels to the mid-reticular dermis. Deeper peels require more downtime and increase the chance of side effects, which include photosensitivity, pigment changes and scarring.

What parts of the body can be done?

Typically, the face is treated with a peel, but areas such as the neck, décolleté and hands can also be treated.

Are there any downtime or side effects?

Mild-to-moderate discomfort and a burning sensation is felt during the treatment. Special care and attention must be paid to the treated area for four-to- seven days post treatment. Hence, it is important to use the post-care kit provided by the skin care professional for one week after the peel. The skin becomes red immediately after the treatment, and will remain sensitive for the following few days. The skin sometimes flakes, and sheds and remains dry for about one week. Peeling and scabbing of the skin are also normal results post treatment. It is important to know that makeup application is not advised for the following week.

What is an enzyme peel?

Like a chemical peel, an enzyme peel is also a treatment used to improve skin texture and appearance. Enzymes are applied to skin, which loosen the connections between dead skin cells, inducing exfoliation and stimulating new cell growth. This process causes superficial layers of dead skin to peel off, revealing a smoother and more radiant complexion. Enzyme peels both nourish and exfoliate the skin and are usually made with fruit enzymes. Enzyme peels can also be combined with other treatments such as microdermabrasion. call today and book your complimentary consultation. Speak to one of our medical aestheticians to create a treatment plan specific to your skin concerns!

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