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Chemical Peels - a little insight

If you've never had a chemical peel before, the word 'chemical' itself can be off putting for some people... however, not all chemicals are those we find in cleaning products and paint...!

Chemicals are used in the majority of every day products we use.

The difference with the chemicals used in a chemical peel (certainly the Alumier MD peels that we provide in our Hinckley skincare clinic) is that they are clean. They have been specifically formulated, to medical grade to treat specific skin complaints at different levels.

A chemical peel is a skin-resurfacing procedure. Depending on the issues you're addressing with the procedure, we'll recommend a chemical peel in one of three depths:

  • Light chemical peel. A light (superficial) chemical peel removes the outer layer of skin (epidermis). It's used to treat fine wrinkles, acne, uneven skin tone and dryness. You might have a light peel every two to five weeks.

  • Medium chemical peel. A medium chemical peel removes skin cells from the epidermis and from portions of the upper part of your middle layer of skin (dermis). It's used to treat wrinkles, acne scars and uneven skin tone. You might need to repeat the procedure to achieve or maintain the desired result.

  • Deep chemical peel. A deep chemical peel removes skin cells even deeper. Your doctor might recommend one for deeper wrinkles, scars or precancerous growths. You won't need repeat procedures to get the full effect.

Our clean chemistry peels are ideal for treating conditions such as:

  • Reduce fine lines under the eyes and around the mouth.

  • Treat wrinkles caused by sun damage and aging.

  • Improve the appearance of mild scars.

  • Treat certain types of acne.

  • Reduce age spots, freckles, and dark patches (melasma) due to pregnancy or taking birth control pills.

  • Improve the look and feel of skin.

Most beneficial ingredients for the skin tend to degrade or denature when placed in the low pH of chemical peel formulas. With that scientific information in mind, AlumierMD peels use only the pure acids; antioxidants, anti-aging and brightening booster ingredients are applied post-peel in our Brightening Accelerator so all components remain effective.

Peels remove the outer dead layers of the stratum corneum, so the booster ingredients are better absorbed when applied post-peel. Our multilayer process can be customized by your skin care professional according to your skin profile and concerns.

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; however, more significant results in treating textural issues, fine lines and inflamed acne could take up to eight weeks.

Use 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 regimen” in the morning and evening (we can help you with this!)

Contact us today to book a skin care consultation and to discuss how we can help.

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