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Chemical Peels

What is a Chemical Peel

A chemical peel is a treatment used to improve skin texture and tone. An acid is applied to skin to lower the pH, which loosens the connections between dead skin cells, inducing exfoliation and stimulating new cell growth. This process causes superficial layers of dead skin to peel off, revealing a smoother and more radiant complexion. Chemical peels can also thicken the epidermis, increase dermal volume and stimulate collagen. 


Chemical peels work by deeply exfoliating the surface layers of the skin forcing your body to quickly replenish it with new cells. When peels are performed regularly, the skin gets used to this process and begins to rejuvenate itself like younger skin. 


Remember beautiful skin does not 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 textural issues, fine lines and inflamed acne could take up to eight weeks. 


Chemical peels are usually performed on the face, but may also be used on other areas of the body.  



Does a peel hurt?

You may experience a little tingling, tightness, or a change in temperature, but AlumierMD Chemical Peels do not hurt. We will continuously ask questions to make sure no sensation is too extreme.  


While you shouldn't feel pain during or after the procedure, you may experience slightly increased sensitivity after. To avoid irritation or discomfort on your newly resurfaced skin, steer clear of the gym for 24 hours after and drink plenty of water to protect your skin and prolong the amazing results you see post-treatment.