Raise your hand if Samantha’s blistering red face from Sex and the City comes to mind when the idea of getting a chemical peel enters your head. Exactly. But fret not, because skin care technology has come a long way. And thanks to the AlumierMD’s future-focused team of doctors and scientists there’s a wide variety of peels specifically tailored to meet your unique skincare needs.
“So, which peel is right for me?” You asked, and we answered!
What Exactly is a Chemical Peel?
The chemical peel is a treatment that’s focused on improving skin texture and tone and involves an application of acid to the skin which is geared to lower the skin’s pH balance. As a result, it weakens the connection between the dead skin cells making it easier for the AlumierMD skincare professional to peel them off, revealing a smoother and more radiant complexion.
Chemical peels are designed to increase your skin’s texture, firmness and decrease those pesky fine lines and wrinkles. These types of treatments are also the way to go if you want to improve your skin tone, shrink your pores and battle ongoing acne issues.
And Cleopatra Did It, Too!
Chemical peels boast historical roots dating as far back as Ancient Egypt. Cleopatra famously used sour milk as part of her own skincare regime. The lactic acid (an alpha hydroxy acid) found in sour milk is the magic ingredient for her glowing skin.
Where Can I Peel?
Chemical peels are most commonly used for the face. But did you know that you can also treat your neck, your back, the décolleté area and your hands? Yes, you can!
Which Peel Is Right for Me?
Chemical peels are ranked depending on how deep in your skin you want to go.
Light— Also known as a superficial treatment, where exfoliation to various levels of the epidermis takes place.
Medium — Goes deeper to the papillary dermis.
Deep — An in-depth treatment where the peeling goes as deep as the mid-reticular dermis. Because of the intensity and depth of this peel, it requires more downtime and has possible side effects including photosensitivity, changes in pigment colour and scarring.
AlumierMD’s Peel Philosophy
Just because chemical peels come in the three ranks doesn’t mean that all three peels need to be utilized. Because of AlumierMD’s scientific understanding of how the skin works, we believe that performing repeated treatments at light to medium levels is the best route for ideal results.
The chemical peel deeply exfoliates the surface layers and removes the dead skin cells. Your skin then regenerates new cells giving you the fresh radiant complexion you need. With the solid scientific backing, AlumierMD’s idea of repeated treatments are more effective because the skin then gets trained to regenerate new cells on its own. The philosophy of gradual results without the downtime and side effects of the deeper peels is at the core of AlumierMD’s peel philosophy.
As with any treatment, there are pre-treatment products that help prep your skin and a post-care regime to ensure that complications are minimized, and the skin is healing at an acceptable rate. These are essential to the overall success of the peels. Remember with AlumierMD, it’s not only about the actual treatment, but it’s also about making the results last as long as they should and that is done with home care kits.
How Many Treatments Do I Need?
Of course, the first treatment will deliver results. You’ll see a more radiant reflection in your selfie. Which is great! However, if you’re trying to battle acne, textural issues, and fine lines, then you will need approximately eight weeks for the results to really come through.
Do Chemical Peels Work for All Types of Skin Tones?
The short answer is a resounding yes! Depending on your skin tone —from “pale” to “very dark”— the AlumierMD skincare professional will assess your skin and put together the right chemical treatment for you. And if you have sensitive skin, don’t worry, the AlumierMD skincare professional will make it work for you.
What’s a Bespoke Treatment?
Because of AlumierMD’s medical and scientific history, the skin care professional can give you a full assessment of your skin and put together a customized chemical peel that will deliver the results that you are specifically looking for. It’s customized to successfully address various skincare concerns (in addition to fine lines and wrinkles and acne) which include Hyperpigmentation, textural concerns, Rosacea, oily skin, and dehydration.
Consult your AlumierMD skincare professional for a full assessment. They have their scientific “tool kit” ready to deliver a more radiant you!