Chemical Peels

ELEGANCE MEDICAL AESTHETICS

What is a chemical peel? Chemical peels cause intentional damage to the epidermis and/or dermis with the goal of stimulating new tissue to improve skin texture and tone. The strength of a chemical peel is determined by the type of the ingredients used, their concentration and the pH of the formulation.

How can chemical peels benefit the skin?

Chemical peels 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.

Will AlumierMd chemical peels cause unsightly redness and peeling?

No. Clients sometimes expect to peel throughout the complete treated area. But post-treatment peeling is often similar to peeling after a tan. In some cases, exfoliation occurs on a cellular level and is not apparent to the naked eye. The exfoliation of a client will vary depending on the peel strength and individual skin profile. AlumierMD chemical peels are light to medium depth and are formulated to reduce irritation and redness.

What can I expect after a chemical peel?

The skin is initially tender and more sun-sensitive as the epidermis renews itself. After the peeling takes its course (usually 3-5 days after treatment), fresh new skin emerges and ingredients in home care products start to work more effectively.

If peeling doesn’t take place, does it mean that the peel wasn’t effective?

Peeling of the dead skin layers can be macroscopic, meaning you can see the peeling, or microscopic, meaning the peeling is occurring on a cellular level, but the skin is not visually flaky. Therefore, you can have an effective chemical peel without actually seeing your skin peeling.

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, back and hands.

What is the difference between different peels?

The peels work by using different active ingredients to promote cellular turnover. Some peels primarily use AHAs which work on a celluar level differently than Salicylic acid (BHA) peels. While properties of salicylic acid (BHA) may be ideal for very oily, congested, acne-prone skin, someone with dry or sensitized acne-prone skin may be recommended an AHA peel. We have options so that we can make the right treatment decision for your skin!

What is an enzyme peel?

Like a chemical peel, an enzyme peel is also a treatment used to improve the skin texture and appearance. Enzymes are applied to the skin, which loosen the connections between dead skin cells, including 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. The most popular fruit enzymes are papain, found in papayas, and bromelain, found in pineapple.

Treatment expectations

Beautiful skin doesn’t happen overnight. 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 take time.

When people think “peel” they sometimes expect a dramatic shedding of the skin to occur. Although you may experience some skin shedding, most of the work done is on a microscopic level and you will benefit from the results of this treatment without needing a lot of downtime due to excessive skin shedding.

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 body reacts well post-peel, exfoliation must be introduced gradually, giving the skin time to adjust. We provide a complimentary post-procedure kit with all peels to ensure that the skin barrier is optimal after treatment.

Why at home care is important

Your Elegance skincare specialist will personalize a program that combines professional treatments with home care products since they work synergistically to improve the health and beauty of skin. Pre-treatment products precondition the skin, accelerate results and minimize complications. Post-treatment products minimize complications, soothe the skin and then maintain the results. Professional treatments enhance the results of your home care products.

Treatments

AlumierMD Glow Peel

Dry, Normal, Oily, Dehydrated, Acne, Hyperpigmentation & Aging

The Glow Peel is a multipurpose resurfacing treatment that combines the powers of salicylic acid (7%), lactic acid (7%), resorcinol (7%), soy amino acids, and yeast-derived oligopeptide to improve the signs of aging and hyperpigmentation with less downtime. We typically suggest this treatment to people who want to address the issues like hyperpigmentation, cystic acne, fine lines, exfoliation, and overall rejuvenation.  This service includes your 7-day post-procedure take home kit.

$150 – 1 hour

AlumierMD Aqua Infusion Treatment

Dry, Normal, Oily, Dehydrated, Acne, Hyperpigmentation & Aging

This refreshing facial treatment includes a deep cleanse, steam and extractions with an oil-free, lightweight mask that provides anti-aging moisture to all layers of the skin. High and low weight hyaluronic acid along with natural moisturizing factors increase your skin’s ability to retain moisture for a smooth, plump, and refreshed glow. This treatment includes a facial massage to promote oxygen, blood, and lymphatic circulation as well as relaxation. 

$125 – 45 mins

AlumierMD Detox BHA Peel

Acne, Congestion

This detoxifying treatment contains salicylic acid and lactic acid for excellent pore penetration and exfoliation. Salicylic acid penetrates into the pore and exfoliates dead skin cells and excess sebum. Lactic acid exfoliates dead skin cells and hydrates. Eucalyptus provides strong astringent properties. Together, they work to smooth, minimize pore size experience, reduce acne, and prevent new pimples from forming.  This service includes your 7-day post-procedure take home kit.

$150 – 1 hour

AlumierMD Deep Moisturizing Treatment

Dry, Dehydrated, Irritated skin.

Deep moisturizing facial treatment is an intensive hydrating and antioxidant option that nourishes your skin with soothing and moisture-binding ingredients resulting in plump, soft skin, and a dewy complexion. This treatment includes a facial massage to promote oxygen, blood, and lymphatic circulation as well as relaxation.

$125 – 45 mins

AlumierMD Enzyme Retexturing Treatment

Enzyme retexturizing treatment is a highly effective fruit enzyme resurfacing solution. The unique blend of fruit enzymes exfoliates dead skin cells and promotes skin renewal. This unique experience 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.

$125 – 45 mins

Add On – Eye Rescue Treatment

Eye rescue pads are soothing and cooling gel pads to rejuvenate the eye area. This add on is a must for anyone that is looking to improve the appearance of the delicate eye area. These refreshing gel pads help reduce puffiness and fine lines around the delicate eye area. Moisturizing and anti-aging ingredients shield skin against moisture loss, while helping to reduce blotchiness and even out skin tone. (Cannot be incorporated with the Glow Peel) 

$30 – 15 min add on