Acne Chemical Peels
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Chemical peels involve the use of mild acids to rejuvenate the facial skin and are an excellent option for the treatment of dry skin, acne prone skin , sun damaged skin and mild wrinkles.
The types of acids used are usually either AHAs (Alpha Hydroxy Acids) or TCA (tricholoro acetic acid).
AHAs are a group of fruit acids or food acids whose dermatological use dates back to ancient times.
Either type of acid may be used as a skin peeling agent and are usually applied in varying formulations or concentrations.
Depending on the concentrations, the peels can be categorised as light, medium or deep peel. As a consequence, the deeper the peel, the longer it will take for the skin to heal and reveal the treatment results.
Alumier MD Renew 30
The Renew 30 from Alumier MD is a 30% Lactic Acid formula for addressing dehydrated and dull-looking skin. Extremely hydrating and perfect for first-timers and those clients with reactive skin. The Renew 30 effectively exfoliates the dead skin to reveal brighter, plumper and even-toned skin. It is so gentle that it can be done on all skin types and during the summer too.
Alumier MD AHA Duo
As the name suggests Alumier MD AHA Duo is a combination of 20% glycolic acid and 10% lactic acid. Still gentle but with a bit deeper exfoliation than The Renew 30 AHA Duo is great for brightening and hydration during the summer months. There is no visible peeling after the treatment so this s great treatment for getting that glow before any event. All skin types benefit from this treatment.
Alumier MD BHA 20
The BHA 20 uses 20% Salicylic acid to effectively loosen the clogged oily and acne-prone skin. Salicylic acid is an oil-soluble and anti-inflammatory that loosens the trapped oils and dirt in the pores to get rid of the acne. Because of its anti-inflammatory properties, this gentle summer protocol is ideal to reduce redness. Most skin types are a candidate for this gentle treatment.
Alumier MD Radiant 20/10
Alumier MD Radiant 20/10 combines 20% salicylic acid and 10% lactic acid making it an ideal choice for acne, post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, enlarged pores, excessive oiliness, and uneven skin texture. This is also an effective choice for dealing with fine lines and wrinkles. The ideal treatment for all skin types.
Alumier MD Glow
Combining 7% Salicylic acid, lactic acid, and resorcinol Alumier MD Glow Peel can be customized for all skin types. With such a powerful combination of ingredients, THE GLOW is our go-to treatment for clients looking for some visible peeling. This is a highly effective peel for acne, and anyone needing general skin rejuvenation.
Chemical Peel treatment FAQs at Laser Genesis Skin Clinic
A chemical peel is usually performed to improve wrinkles and aged skin, including the fine lines around the mouth, the cheeks. It usually provides a somewhat smoother and more youthful look to the skin.
It is likely not effective for extremely heavy wrinkling or loose, saggy skin, but is commonly used to decrease brown spots associated with aging or melasma, as well as treating acne
A clinical chemical peel is conducted when fine lines in the skin become annoying and warrant the procedure. A chemical peel may be used to remove scaly growths and pre-cancerous skin produced by sun damage.
As with any medical procedure, there is always some potential risk, but this is likely minimal or non-existent with any Chemical peels. There may be a slight burning sensation which may persist for a few minutes and this can vary depending upon the intensity of the treatment.
It is likely that there will be improvement, but not complete removal or elimination of all fine lines and wrinkles of the face. The results depend both on the individual and the nature of the treatment as well as frequency.
After a chemical skin peel has been performed, a moisturizer is applied to the treated area. The skin feels dry after the treatment and it will be necessary to keep the skin well hydrated.
The skin will likely peel over the next few days to as long as a week after the treatment. For the lighter peels, any redness or peeling generally lasts only a few hours to perhaps a few days.
A post-procedure kit is provided after the chemical peel which includes SensiCalm Cleanser, Recovery Balm, and Sheer Hydration Sunscreen SPF 40. It is essential to use these products for optimal results.
Complications are uncommon with any form of chemical peel, however, they are still possible. The most common of these complications is a temporary increase in pigmentation. This generally resolves with time. Rare complications are deep peeling in small areas.
It is important that you inform your skin therapist of your history and especially if you are currently experiencing any particular viruses.