WHAT IS A CHEMICAL PEEL?
A chemical peel is a treatment used to improve skin texture and tone. An acid is applied to the skin to lower the pH, which loosens the connections between dead skin cells, including exfoliation and stimulating new cell growth. This process causes superficial layers of dead skin to peels off, revealing a smoother and more radiant complexion.
Chemical peels have been used dating back to Ancient Egypt, according to some sources, Cleopatra used sour milk to improve the appearance of her skin.
ALUMIER MD'S CHEMICAL PEEL PHILOSOPHY
At Dermace Laser Clinic, we offer superficial to medium depth AlumierMD® peels, which are known for their excellent results and safety profile. We believe in repeated treatment for progressive and gradual results to avoid side effects and downtime associated with deeper peels. Our peels are only performed by highly trained skin care professionals to ensure that they are delivered safely and effectively.
Chemical peels work by deeply exfoliating the surface layers of the 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. To be sure that the doesn’t react to the exfoliation as it would to trauma, which can lead to pigment changes, exfoliation must be introduced gradually giving the skin time to adjust.
Beautiful skin doesn’t happen overnight, and treatments take time to show results. A single chemical peel can provide the immediate effect of bright and radiant skin; more significant results in treating textural issues, fine lines and inflamed acne could take up to eight weeks.Using home care products consistently and as directed to achieve optimal results. Just as you take time to exercise, you need to take time for your ‘daily skin care workout regime’.
ALUMIERMD® PEELS OFFERED
AT DERMACE LASER CLINIC
Enzyme Retexturing Treatment
Enzyme retexturing treatment is a highly effective fruit enzyme resurfacing solution. The unique blend of fruit enzymes exfoliates dead skin cells and promotes skin renewal. Honey soothes, soybean oil moisturizers and glycerin maintains hydration.
This treatment also includes brightening enhancers, followed by targeted treatment serums to address each skin concern. The result is a reduction in the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and hyperpigmentation, while soothing and maintaining hydration.
Detox Clear (BHA 20) contains salicylic acid and lactic acid for excellent pore penetration and exfoliation. Salicylic acid is an exfolian with soothing properties. It penetrates into the pore and exfoliates dead skin cells and excess sebum. Lactic acid exfoliates dead skin cells and enhances skin renewal.
Red Carpet Peel
The Renew 30 or our “Red Carpet Peel” is a great option for the perfect glow before an event. This is a 30% lactic acid that targets skin concerns, including fine lines and wrinkles, discoloration, sun damage and large pores.
AlumierMD® “Glow Peel” is a medium depth medical grade peel. It is a combination of lactic acid, salicylic acid & resorcinol, creating a multipurpose resurfacing solution for pigmentation, fine lines, wrinkles, age spots, post pregnancy mask, discolouration, and uneven skin tone. Redness can be visible immediately post procedure; mild peeling can be expected 3-5 days post treatment.
Power Glow Peel
A powerful, brightening resurfacing solution that improves the signs of aging and hyperpigmentation with minimal downtime. The Power Glow Peel is effective in minimizing the appearances of fine lines, large pores, problems with texture and pigmentation, and sun damage. It’s the perfect peel for patients looking to restore their skin’s natural brightness and glow. *Pre-treatment required for this peel.
On what areas of the body are Chemical peels used?
Chemical peels are usually performed on the face, but may also be used on the neck, décolleté, and hands.
HOW CAN 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 the appearance of pore size.
WHAT ARE SOME COMMON PEELING AGENTS?
Some common peeling ingredients include alpha hydroxy acids, beta hydroxy acids, trichloroacetic acid (TCA) and retinol. Alpha hydroxy acids include glycolic acid (originally from sugar cane), lactic acid (originally from milk), malic acid (originally from apples and pears), tartaric acid (originally from grapes) and mandelic acid (originally from bitter almonds). Salicylic acid (related to aspirin) is the only beta hydroxy acid.
Not all peels are created equal, and one peel type doesn’t suit all. Certain ingredients may be more effective for treating acne, while others may be more successful in treating hyperpigmentation or the signs of aging.