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Chemical Peels

Why Chemical Peels? What are they?

  • Chemical peels are designed to improve the appearance and texture of the skin by addressing various skin concerns. Here are some of the primary goals and benefits of chemical peels:

  • Exfoliation: Chemical peels exfoliate the skin by removing the outer layer of dead skin cells, revealing smoother, fresher skin underneath. This process can help improve skin texture, making it appear more youthful and radiant.

  • Acne Treatment: Chemical peels can help treat acne by unclogging pores, reducing oil production, and exfoliating dead skin cells that can contribute to breakouts. Superficial peels with salicylic acid, for example, are commonly used for acne treatment.

  • Reduction of Fine Lines and Wrinkles: Chemical peels can stimulate collagen production and promote cell turnover, which can help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Medium and deep peels are particularly effective for addressing moderate to severe wrinkles.

  • Improvement of Skin Tone and Evenness: Chemical peels can help improve skin tone and reduce the appearance of pigmentation irregularities, such as sunspots, age spots, and melasma. They can also help even out skin tone by reducing the appearance of redness or blotchiness.

  • Treatment of Sun Damage: Chemical peels can help reverse sun damage by removing damaged skin cells and stimulating the production of new, healthier skin cells. They can improve the appearance of sunspots, freckles, and other signs of sun damage.

  • Reduction of Scarring: Chemical peels can help reduce the appearance of certain types of scars, including acne scars and superficial scars, by promoting skin regeneration and collagen remodeling. Deeper peels may be more effective for treating scars.

  • Enhancement of Skincare Product Absorption: By removing the outer layer of dead skin cells, chemical peels can enhance the penetration and effectiveness of skincare products applied after the peel. This can maximize the benefits of serums, moisturizers, and other topical treatments.

Pre Treatment Care

You will be having a skin treatment on the day of your appointment. Please follow the instructions below to prepare:

  • Use of AlumierMD home care products prior to your peel are recommended to prepare the skin, allow for better treatment results and reduce the risk of complications.

  • Please consult your physician or skin care professional for appropriate recommendations for your skin type and condition.

It is recommended that you take the following into consideration:

  • For best results and to reduce the risk of complications, it is recommended that you use AlumierMD home care products for 10 to 14 days prior to treatment.For best results and to reduce the risk of complications, it is recommended that you use AlumierMD home care products for 10 to 14 days prior to treatment.

  • If you are lactating, pregnant, or may be pregnant, consult your physician before receiving any treatment.

  • Avoid sun exposure and tanning beds for at least two weeks prior to treatment.

  • Avoid the use of retinoid products (eg. retinol, Retin A®, Tazorac®) and high levels of AHA and BHA products for approximately 7 days prior to treatment. Consult your physician before temporarily discontinuing the use of any prescription medications.

  • AlumierMD skin treatments result in minimal to no downtime but create dramatic and visible results. Treatments may cause slight redness, tightness, peeling, flaking or temporary dryness. Most patients do not find it necessary to apply makeup, as the skin will be smooth, dewy and radiant following your treatment.

Post Treatment Care

 

You have just received an AlumierMD Skin Treatment. Due to the nature of these treatments, you should not necessarily expect to “peel”. However, you may have light to moderate flaking in a few localised areas for 3 to 7 days.

 

You may also experience residual redness, which lasts in most patients from 1 to 12 hours.

 

It is recommended that you do not apply makeup the day of the treatment. It is ideal to allow the skin to stabilise and rest overnight.

However, makeup can be applied, if necessary.

 

Tonight your skin will feel tight and “pulled”. Although you may or may not actually “peel”, it is likely that you will experience a light “exfoliation”. It may take 2 or more treatments to target the deeper layers of skin to loosen and “peel”.

 

In order to obtain maximum results and avoid complications, please follow the post-peel instructions listed below for approximately 5 to 7 days:

  • Avoid direct sun exposure and excessive heat.

  • Only use the products provided to you in your post procedure kit for 5 to 7 days post treatment.

  • Discontinue use of any product that irritates your skin and contact your skin care professional.

  • Important: Keep your skin hydrated. Hydration is key to proper healing.

  • DO NOT cleanse your skin in the evening of your peel.

  • DO NOT pick or pull any flaking skin.

  • DO NOT tan or use a tanning booth for at least 14 days post peel.

  • DO NOT have electrolysis, waxing, threading or any other form of hair removal for 7 days post treatment.

  • DO NOT use facial scrubs or mechanical forms of exfoliation for 14 days post peel.

  • DO NOT use retinoic acid, AHA or BHA for 14 days post peel.

  • DO NOT have laser hair removal, photofacials, chemical peels or microdermabrasion for 14 days post peel.

  • DO NOT apply ice or ice water on the treated area. 

  • DO NOT use hot tubs, steam rooms, saunas, and/or excessively hot showers for 2 days post peel.

  • DO NOT go swimming for 2 days post peel.

  • DO NOT participate in aerobic exercise for 2 days post peel.

Contact the Office Immediately if you notice any of the following signs or symptoms:

  • Increased warmth at the treated area

  • Fever of 101.5 or greater

  • Severe pain that does not improve with pain relievers

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