What is a Chemical Peel?
Chemical peels cause controlled damage to the epidermis and/or the dermis with the goal of stimulating new tissue to improve skin texture and tone. These results help brighten and smoothen your skin for a more radiant complexion.
How do Chemical peels work?
Superficial chemical peels decrease the pH at the surface of the skin and change the pH gradient of the stratum corneum. This loosens the connections between dead skin cells inducing exfoliation and stimulating new cell growth. Medium and deep chemical peels cause protein coagulation and cell necrosis (cell death) in the epidermis and dermis. Both types of peels thicken the epidermis, increase dermal volume and stimulate collagen.
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, backs of arms and hands. "It is important to note that if you are peeling the body only peel a maximum of 25% of the body at once.
HOW CAN CHEMICAL PEELS BENEFIT THE SKIN?
Peel treatments rejuvenate the skin. They improve skin texture
and firmness, decreasing fine lines and wrinkles. Peels also even out skin tone, improve acne-prone skin and reduce the appearance of pore size.
AlumierMD Glow Peel $169.99
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 issues like hyperpigmentation, fine lines, exfoliation, and overall rejuvenation.
AlumierMD Renew 30 $149.99
Hyperpigmentation, Uneven Skin Tone, Dull Skin, Line & Wrinkles
Radiant 30 is an alpha hydroxy acid resurfacing peel containing lactic acid to exfoliate dead skin cells. Boost cell turnover and stimulate collagen, improving skin texture and tone. This multifunctional peel targets multiple skin conditions, including fine lines and wrinkles, discolouration, sun damage and large pores. A great choice for first-timers or clients with sensitive skin.
How does SkinPen work?
Microneedling allows for controlled induction of the skin’s self-repair process by creating precise, micro injuries in the skin.
What are the benefits?
SkinPen procedures are beneficial to assist in reducing the signs of aging, improving the appearance of acne scars, as well as rejuvenate aging skin and conditions like melasma and surgical scars.
Who is a candidate?
One of the most exciting things about SkinPen is that it can be used on all skin types year- round.
How long does the procedure take and will it hurt?
The procedure typically takes around 30 minutes for a face. Most SkinPen users apply a topical anesthetic to the skin prior to the procedure. This allows for a comfortable experience.
What is the downtime and what side effects should I expect?
The total healing time depends on each individual patient. Most patients have some slight swelling and redness/pinkness (like a mild sunburn) for 24- 48 hours days. Some patients may heal completely in 24 hours
Dermaplaning is a skin treatment that uses an exfoliating blade to skim dead skin cells and hair from your face. It’s also called microplaning or blading.
Dermaplaning aims to make your skin’s surface smooth, youthful, and radiant. This treatment claims to remove deep scarring from acne and uneven pockmarks on your skin. It’s also used to remove peach fuzz," also known as vellus hair" the short, soft hairs on your face.
Dermaplaning can be used for any skin type and anyone with:
- acne scars
- dull skin
- dry skin
- sun-damaged skin
- fine wrinkles
Does the facial hair grow back thicker?
One of the common misconceptions about dermaplaning is that it will make your hair grow back thicker and darker. This is a myth, says Fader. With this treatment, we are shaving the hair off at the base and not interfering with the follicle structure under the skin, which means hair will grow back at the same rate, width and texture.