Chemical PeelsELEGANCE MEDICAL AESTHETICS
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.
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.