At Aesthetics by Sian, we offer AlumierMD Chemical Peels.
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. 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.
What skin conditions do chemical peels treat?
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.
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