Chemical peels have been used dating back to Ancient Egypt. Cleopatra used sour milk to improve the appearance of her skin, according to some sources. Lactic acid (an alpha hydroxy acid) is the active ingredient in sour milk.
A chemical peel is a treatment used to improve skin texture and firmness, decreasing fine lines and wrinkles, even out skin tone, improve acne-prone skin and reduce pore size appearance. In this process, an acid is applied to the 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.
Based on the concern on the skin, we can use different chemical peels which are helpful in:
Smoothing fine lines and wrinkles
Stimulating collagen growth
Removing dead skin cell
Treating blemishes, including adult acne
Chemical peels are usually performed on the face, but may also be used on the neck, décolleté and hands. At Health & Glamour Clinic, we are pleased to offer AlumierMD Peels. All of these peels are approved and registered by Health Canada, having met their stringent guidelines and undergone a clinical testing process.
AlumierMD peels are light to medium-depth peels known for their excellent results and safety profile. We believe in repeated treatments for progressive and gradual results, and to avoid the side effects and downtime associated with deeper peels. Chemical peels should be performed by a trained skincare professional in a clinical setting so that they are delivered safely and effectively.
At our clinic, your skincare specialist will complete a thorough skin analysis and recommend an individualized treatment program to address your skin concerns. They will create a personalized program that combines professional treatments with home care products since they work synergistically to improve the health and beauty of the skin. Pre-treatment products precondition the skin, accelerate results and minimize complications. Post-treatment products minimize complications, heal and soothe the skin and then maintain the results. Professional treatments enhance the results of your home care products.