Chemical Peels


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!

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. Do not use retinol products 7 days prior to your chemical peel treatment.


AlumierMD Glow Peel

Dry, Normal, Oily, Dehydrated, Hyperpigmentation & Aging

The Glow Peel is a multipurpose resurfacing half-Jessner peel treatment that combines the powers of salicylic acid (7%), lactic acid (7%), resorcinol (7%), soy amino acids, and 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, fine lines, exfoliation, and overall rejuvenation.  This service includes the AlumierMD post-procedure skincare kit.

$175 – 1 hour

AlumierMD BHA20 Peel

Acne, Congestion

This chemical peel is specifically formulated for active and cystic acne-prone skin. The peel solution 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 AlumierMD post-procedure skincare kit.

$175 – 1 hour

AlumierMD Power Glow Peel

One step above the Glow Peel, the Power Glow full Jessner peel offers more powerful resurfacing properties with a lactic acid (14%), salicylic acid (14%), resorcinol (14%), soy amino acids, and oligopeptide to improve the signs of aging and hyper-pigmentation. This treatment requires having tolerated at least one regular glow peel prior to stepping up to the more intensive Power Glow. This treatment includes your 7-day post-procedure skincare kit.

$195 – 1 hour