CHEMICAL PEELS

Peels are used to treat a wide array of skin issues and concerns. Acne, anti-aging, hyperpigmentation, rosacea and improving overall appearance and texture are just some of the most common issues addressed by peels. There are different levels of peels, but many these days do not require any downtime as your face does not actually peel. Stronger peels can be used for more serious concerns and drastic results, but you can expect to spend several days waiting for your face to recover from the procedure and stop peeling.

QUICK FACTS

CONCERNS: Uneven skin tone & texture, hyperpigmentation, Acne, rosacea
SUITABLE FOR: consultation required.
TREATMENT PREP: If possible, arrive without makeup. 1 week before and 1 week after treatment: No injectables or chemical peels. Avoid retinol/Retin-A and aggressive exfoliators. If you have sunburn or active fever blisters/cold sores, treatment cannot be performed.
DAY OF TREATMENT: Please arrive without makeup on.
TREATMENT TIME: 30 min appointment
COURSE OF TREATMENT: Follow up appointment is recommended 2 weeks after treatment to evaluate results
RESULTS SEEN: Immediate with full results realized in two weeks. Possible temporary swelling and/or bruising.
REPEAT: Typically, every 6-12 months to maintain results.

Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT IS A CHEMICAL PEEL?

Chemical peeling is a procedure that accelerates exfoliation of the skin with the use of chemical substances. This provides healthy-looking, renewed skin and helps to even out your complexion.

With these types of peels, most people will see benefits from both the exfoliation as well as the rejuvenation, which help with things like fine lines and wrinkles, uneven skin tone and blemishes. The majority of people have the best results with a series of chemical peels. This way you can continue to improve on the results from the previous peel. Even if you don’t have a specific issue you would like to work on, chemical peels can make your skin look its best – fresher, plumper and more glowing.

CONDITION: HYPERPIGMENTATION AND SKIN DULLNESS
RESULTS: After 12 weeks
TREATMENT: 4 MD Glow Peels
HOME CARE PRODUCTS:

  • SensiCalm
  • EverActive C&E
  • EvenTone serum
  • Retinol Resurfacing Serum 0.5%
  • HydraDew
  • Sheer Hydration Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 40
CONDITION: HYPERPIGMENTATION
AND SKIN DULLNESS
RESULTS: After 12 weeks
TREATMENT: 4 MD Glow Peels
HOME CARE PRODUCTS:

  • SensiCalm
  • EverActive C&E
  • EvenTone serum
  • Retinol Resurfacing Serum 0.5%
  • HydraDew
  • Sheer Hydration Broad Spectrum
    Sunscreen SPF 40
WHAT TO EXPECT WITH A CHEMICAL PEEL

Most people will look very glowy for three days or so after getting 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.

Depending on the type of peel, you may have some mild flaking or significant peeling from days three to five. Your Skin specialist at Face Cosmedics Medical Spa will discuss possible down-time with you for your specific peel.

Beautiful skin doesn’t happen overnight, and treatments take time to show results. A single chemical peel can provide the immediate effect of bright and radiant skin; however, more significant results in treating texture issues, fine lines and inflamed acne could take several treatments and loyalty to the appropriate home care regimen. Using homeware products consistently and as directed will aid in achieving your optimal results.

WILL MY FACE PEEL WITH A CHEMICAL PEEL?

There are many different types of chemical peels, as well as levels of peels. There are light, medium and strong peels, and then still varying strengths within each of those. Different types of chemical peels can address different issues such as acne, scars, wrinkles, sun damage, fine lines, Melasma, pore size and texture. Below you will find more information about the most common types of peels.

WHAT IF I DON’T PEEL AFTER MY CHEMICAL PEEL?

Clients sometimes expect to peel throughout the complete treated area. But this ia not always the case. In some instances, exfoliation occurs on a cellular level and is not apparent to the naked eye.

The exfoliation a client will experience varies depending on the peel strength and individual skin profile. Chemical Peels at Face Cosmedics Medical Spa are light-to-medium depth therefore one may experience no peeling all the way to significant peeling.

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

ALUMIERMD RENEW 30 PEEL -

Skin Concern:

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.

ALUMIERMD BHA 20 PEEL- For Acne

Skin Concern:

Acne, Congestion

 

Detox Clear 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 skin, minimize pore size experience, reduce acne and prevent new pimples from forming.

ALUMIERMD GLOW PEEL

Skin Concern:

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 POWER GLOW PEEL

Skin Concern:

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

 

The Power Glow contains the same ingredients as the Glow Peel, but at more potent quantities—14% salicylic acid, 14% lactic acid, and 14% resorcinol. The Power Glow Peel is able to tackle a range of skin concerns including fine lines, large pores, problems with texture and pigmentation, and sun damage. It’s the perfect peel for patients looking to restore their skin’s natural brightness and glow.