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What is a chemical peel?

A chemical peel is a type of facial which causes intentional damage to the dermis and/or epidermis with the goal of stimulating new tissue to improve skin texture and tone. Chemical peels can improve skin texture and firmness, decrease fine lines and wrinkles, even out skin tone, improve acne-prone skin and reduce pore size appearance.

Should chemical peels be performed regularly?

Chemical peels encourage exfoliation by sloughing off dead skin cells, forcing the body to quickly replenish them with new cells. When peels are performed regularly, the skin gets used to this process and begins to rejuvenate itself like younger skin. However, peels should be introduced gradually to give the skin time to adjust. Healthy, radiant skin doesn’t happen overnight, and some treatments take time to show results. A single chemical peel can provide the immediate effect of bright, smooth and radiant skin; however, more significant results in treating textural issues, discolouration, fine lines and inflamed acne could take longer.

Therefore, usually a series of scheduled treatments is recommended.

AlumierMD Chemical Peel

AlumierMD Chemical Peels are known for their excellent results and safety profile. AlumierMD peels use only pure acids and anti-ageing, antioxidant and brightening booster ingredients are applied post peel in the AlumierMD Brightening Accelerator. Since peels remove the outer dead layers of the stratum corneum, the booster ingredients are better absorbed when applied post peel. AlumierMD peels ‘Radiant 30’ and ‘Radiant 20/10’ are used in clinic.

 

Your skin therapist will discuss which peel will be most suited to your skin at your appointment. Radiant 30 is a single acid peel containing 30% lactic acid, its depth is very superficial and has little to none shredding/peeling post treatment. Radiant 20/10 is a multi-acid peel and contains 20% lactic acid and 10% Salicylic acid, its depth is superficial and has little to none shredding/peeling post treatment.​

Am I suitable for an AlumierMD Chemical Peel treatment?

There are some circumstances, medical conditions, allergies and medications which would result in an individual being unsuitable for a AlumierMD Chemical Peel at this time. These include, but are not limited to:

- Pregnancy/breastfeeding/receiving IVF treatment

- Retinol use within 7 days of treatment

- Roaccutane use within 6 months of treatment

- Allergy to Aspirin

- Marine allergies

- Cold sore within 14 days of treatment

- Laser/IPL/Chemical Peel/Radio Frequency use within 2 weeks of treatment

- Direct sun exposure and tanning beds within 4 weeks of treatment

- Dermal fillers/botox within 2 weeks of treatment

- Microdermabrasion, waxing or threading within 7 days of treatment

- Active Sunburn

- Shaving the area within 24 hours of treatment

- Autoimmune diseases/taking autoimmune medications

- Currently have a diagnosis of cancer / receiving cancer treatment

If you have any diagnosed medical conditions, are undergoing any medical investigations, take any medications, or have any allergies, please contact the clinic before booking to see if this treatment will be suitable for you at this time.

 

 

What is the pre-treatment advice for AlumierMD chemical peels?

It is recommended that for all skin types to prepare for a minimum of 14 days prior to a peel using AlumierMD home care products, including a medical-grade broad spectrum sunscreen. By improving skin health before your treatment, you will allow for better

treatment results and reduce the risk of complications. The use of specific AlumierMD home care products for a minimum of 14 days prior to a peel, and during a course of peels, is essential for patients with darker skin tones to reduce the risk of post inflammatory hyperpigmentation. To reduce sensitivity on the day of treatment, avoid the use of Retinol Resurfacing Serum, Neck, Decollete Firming Cream, Retinol Eye gel for seven days prior to treatment. The use of Bright; Clear Solution, Enzymatic Peel, AHA Renewal Serum, Acne Clarifying Cleanser and Acne Balancing Serum should be avoided for two to three days before your peel.

 

Avoid the use of all retinoid products (eg retinol, Retin A, Tazorac), hydroquinone and high levels of AHA and BHA products for approximately seven days prior to treatment. Please contact the clinic before temporarily discontinuing the use of any prescription

medications. To reduce inflammation in the skin and subsequent risk of post- inflammatory pigmentation, avoid sun exposure and tanning beds for at least 4 weeks prior to treatment. Laser/IPL/radio frequency/chemical peels should be avoided for two

weeks prior to treatment. Filler injections should be avoided for two weeks prior to treatment. Toxin injections / microdermabrasion / enzymatic peeling / waxing /

threading should be avoided for 7 days prior to treatment. The area to be treated should not be shaved 24 hours prior to treatment.

 

What is the aftercare advice for AlumierMD chemical peels?

- Avoid getting the skin wet for a minimum of 8 hours post treatment

- Avoid makeup / self tanning products / direct sun exposure / ice or ice water on the treated area / excessive heat for the rest of the day post treatment

- Avoid hot tubs, steam rooms, saunas, excessively hot showers, swimming and aerobic exercise for two days post treatment

- Avoid AHA and BHA skincare for 5 days post treatment

- Avoid electrolysis, waxing, threading or any other form of hair removal for 7 days post treatment

- Avoid tanning booths, facial scrubs or mechanical forms of exfoliation, retinoic acid, laser hair removal, photofacials, chemical peels or microdermabrasion for 14 days post

treatment.

The Perfect Peel

What is The Perfect Peel?

The Perfect Peel is a revolutionary chemical peel that will transform your skin into looking younger, healthier and clearer. The Perfect Peel is a medium-depth chemical peel that can be used on all skin types and requires no pre-peel skin preparation. The process takes less than 15 minutes and is virtually pain free.

 

The Perfect Peel chemical peel founds itself on a key anti-aging ingredient never before used in a peel: Glutathione. Glutathione is the ultimate antioxidant, penetrating deep into the cellular level of the skin to fight oxidant damage and is the anti-aging answer to premature wrinkling. Our bodies naturally produce glutathione but as we age, our levels deplete due to sun exposure, air pollutants, environmental stress and the aging process itself. Glutathione is also proven to reverse melanin’s metabolism, lightening dark pigmentations.

 

What are the ingredients in a Perfect Peel?

The Perfect Peel blends Glutathione, Kojic Acid, TCA, Retinoic Acid, Salicylic Acid, Phenol, and a blend of minerals and vitamins, including Vitamin C.

Kojic acid is a powerful lightening agent and proven to increase collagen and elastin production, resulting in skin that is brighter and tighter.

TCA, phenol and retinoic acid reduce wrinkles and correct pigment problems, while salicylic acid exfoliates the skin and reduces inflammation

Alone the ingredients are powerful, but in combination they produce results that are astonishing.

 

What are the benefits of The Perfect Peel?

  • Improve the overall tone and texture of your skin

  • Lighten and brighten your skin

  • Remove or reduce sun damage and age spots

  • Reduce pore size and soften fine lines and wrinkles

  • Reduce or eliminate Hyperpigmentation and acne scars

  • Improve acne skin conditions and Melasma

  • Stimulate the production of collagen resulting in firmer skin

  • Slow down the aging process and prevent wrinkles

 

What is the aftercare advice for The Perfect Peel?

Following your The Perfect Peel treatment you are given an individual Home Kit to take home. This pack contains retinol wipes and a vitamin C moisturiser to assist the peeling process and enhance your results. It also contains step by step aftercare instructions. 

 

What is The Perfect Peel process?

 

DAY 1-2

Day1 is the day the peel treatment was applied, the area will feel tight and may appear darker than usual. The peel solution needs to stay on the area for at least 6 hours- so no washing, touching or rubbing the skin! Also, do not apply any make-up, skincare, lotions, ointments or creams etc. You don’t want to do anything that will add moisture to the skin and potentially inhibit the peeling process.

On the evening of Day 1, you can wash your face very gently using only water, and pat dry. Or you can forego washing entirely. We will not judge. Around 15 minutes before bedtime use one of the post-peel towelettes (provided in the Home Kit) and vigorously apply it to your face. This will help to activate the peel solution further and is an essential part of the peeling process. It may mildly sting and irritate, but that is completely normal.

Some discomfort and irritation is considered normal. Remember, this is a medical chemical peel. If extreme, or you are at all concerned, please contact the practitioner who performed the treatment.

Avoid sun exposure, excessive sweating, saunas or heavy exercise during the peel process.

On Day 2, do not apply anything to your skin! Whilst it may be tempting, it will really affect your results. This also includes SPF. Follow the same procedure in the evening, using the post-peel towelette.

PRO TIP

Alleviate stinging, discomfort or itchiness: apply a cold compress against the irritated area; take ordinary pain relief tablets; take antihistamine tablets to help with itching.

 

DAY 3-5

Generally today is peel day! When you’ll start to see the skin peel away in sheets! This is the hard part, you must not rub, pick or pull on the peeling skin, let the process occur naturally. At this stage, messing may result in scarring.

Gently wash (don’t scrub) and pat dry the treated area morning and night, and apply The Perfect Peel Moisturiser as needed, supplied in the Home Kit. A sunscreen of at least SPF 30 should be applied every 2 hours in sun exposure.

PRO TIP

Peeling skin can be removed by trimming with small nail scissors.

 

DAY 6 AND AFTER

The peeling process is generally complete, although some mild sloughing, flaking and redness may still be occurring in some treated areas.

You can now resume your normal skin care products, unless otherwise advised by your medical professional. If the treated area becomes or remains irritates, wait until the sensitivity subsides.

We always recommend prolonging and enhancing your results by using The Perfect Skincare range. Ask your practitioner about our prescription-only products.

Continue to protect your skin with at least SPF 30 daily.

PLEASE NOTE: you must discontinue retinol use 2 weeks prior to this treatment and the use of active ingredients 3 days before

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