Chemical peels are a popular cosmetic treatment in Calgary. Peels are a quick, effective and safe procedure with impressive results and minimal downtime. With the increasing interest in rejuvenating the skin, this timeless treatment has emerged as a popular anti-aging procedure.
Individuals looking to improve tone and texture will benefit greatly as this is an excellent option for acne, acne scars, aging and sun-damaged skin. Chemical peels involve the application of a chemical solution that penetrates the skin to exfoliate dead skin cells. This may cause the top layer of the skin to peel off and allow new skin to appear. There are a number of options and considerations when selecting a chemical peel which our trained staff can help guide you through.
Benefits of Chemical Peels
Further to leaving your skin clearer and more vibrant a chemical peel can also provide treatment with the following:
- Areas of sun damaged skin and scaling
- Congested skin and acne
- Reduction of fine lines (especially under the eyes and around the mouth) and wrinkles
- Improvements in pigmentation of the skin in the form of sun spots, age spots, freckles, blotchiness and liver spots.
- Reduction of skin dullness
- Improve the appearance of acne scars
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How Are Chemical Peels Performed?
A chemical peel treatment may be performed on a number of locations including the face, neck, chest, arms, hands and legs. The strength of a chemical peel is typical classified as superficial (or light), medium or deep. As one would expect the deeper the peel the longer the recovery time and the more intense of a potential peeling response. Our certified medical estheticians will recommend the best peel for your concerns.
The procedure itself starts with a double cleansing of the skin to ensure that dirt and excess oils are removed. A solution is then gently applied to the skin. These chemicals may include glycolic acid, lactic acid, salicylic acid and resorcinol. Multiple layers of this solution may be applied to increase the intensity and depth of the peel effects.
During the procedure you can expect to experience a warm to hot sensation that may last five to ten minutes. Your esthetician may use a small fan to help alleviate some of the discomfort. Once a peel is neutralized, a soothing moisturizer is applied to calm the skin followed by an SPF 30 to protect the treated area.
Chemical Peel Preparation and Downtime
In order to prepare for a chemical peel it is vital that you stop using any products which contain active ingredients like retinoids, AHAs or BHAs or high concentrate vitamin C at least 7 days prior to the procedure.
Immediately following a peel the skin may be more sensitive and overexposure to the sun should be avoided. Superficial peeling usually involves redness which is followed by minor peeling / scaling over the course of three to five days. Although minimal peeling may be seen by the naked eye there is “micro” peeling occurring at the microscopic level. Stronger peels will elicit a greater peeling response.
A post care kit which includes a cleanser, moisturizer and SPF will be provided following the treatment. This will ensure gentle cleansing, hydration and protection from the sun. These should be used for 5 – 7 days post treatment.
How Many Peels and How Often?
The question of how many peels you need to obtain your desired results is dependent on your skin type, tone, texture and ultimate concerns. An individual peel can provide a great reboot to the skin but for optimal results a course of 4 – 6 peels is recommended.
It is recommended that you allow 4 weeks between peels so this is an excellent part of your monthly skin maintenance practice.
Alumier peel treatments are the next generation of clinical exfoliation. Using scientifically-based, high performing ingredients, AlumierMD has designed a cosmetically elegant, clean chemical free range of skin care products to suit all skin profiles with exceptional results. All AlumierMD products are free of parabens, sulfates and dyes. With a variety of peels, each with a unique complex of ingredients, your AlumierMD professional can customize your program of treatments to target your specific skin concerns whether it be optimum skin health & aging, pigmentation, acne, rosacea and more.
Most beneficial ingredients for the skin tend to degrade or denature when placed in the low pH of chemical peel formulas. With that scientific information in mind, AlumierMD peels use only the pure acids; antioxidants, anti-aging and brightening booster ingredients are applied post-peel in our Brightening Accelerator so all components remain effective.
Peels remove the outer dead layers of the stratum corneum, so the booster ingredients are better absorbed when applied post-peel. Our multilayer process can be customized by your skin care professional according to your skin profile and concerns.
Chemical Peel Price List
Standard Chemical Peels
Nourishing Spring Peel
$110 | 60 Minutes
This gentle age defying peel will deliver facial rejuvenation to reduce dark spots, fine lines / wrinkles and result in an up to 50% more youthful looking skin. Combined with 30% Protease enzyme this peel sloughs away dead skin to expose tight and supple hydrated skin.
Recommended for: Aging skin, hyperpigmentation and photo aging
$125 | 60 Minutes
A superior exfoliation that rejuvenates while brightening skin. Incorporating lactic acid this peel treatment will increase the skins natural moisture supply, restore its barrier and target pigmentation. For best results a series of 6 treatments is recommended.
Recommended for: Dehydrated skin, photo aged skin and pigmentation
Golden Larch Peel
$125 | 60 Minutes
This peel is formulated with glycolic and lactic acid to smooth the skins texture, reduce fine lines, dislodge comedones and reduce hyperpigmentation. For best results a series of 6 treatments is recommended.
Recommended for: Aging skin, acne, dehydrated skin, photo damaged skin and pigmentation
AlumierMD Chemical Peels
Acne Peel [BHA 20]
$145 | 60 Minutes
A 20% salicylic acid resurfacing peel that improves skin texture by exfoliating dead skin cells on the surface of the skin and within pores. It reduces acne pimples and helps reduce the appearance of skin discoloration.
Recommended for: Acne, Congestion
Pigmentation Peel [AHA Duo]
$160 | 60 Minutes
AHA Duo is a combination alpha hydroxy acid resurfacing peel containing 20% lactic acid and 10% glycolic acid to exfoliate dead skin cells and boost skin turnover, improving texture and tone. This multifunctional peel targets multiple skin concerns, including fine lines and wrinkles, discoloration, sun damage and large pores.
Recommended for: Normal / Combination skin requiring a balanced treatement
Anti-Age Peel [Renew 30]
$160| 60 Minutes
Renew 30 is an alpha hydroxy acid resurfacing peel containing 30% lactic acid to exfoliate dead skin cells and boost skin turnover, improving texture and tone. This is AlumierMD’s gentlest and most hydrating peel. This multifunctional peel targets skin concerns, including fine lines and wrinkles, discoloration, sun damage and large pores.
Recommended for: All, First timers, Sensitive skin
$175 | 60 Minutes
Our ultimate peel! Glow Peel combines 7% lactic acid, 7% salicylic acid, and 7% resorcinol, creating a multipurpose resurfacing solution effective in minimizing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and discoloration like age spots and uneven skin tone. This formula exfoliates dead skin cells and stimulates cell renewal. To suit individual needs, Glow Peel can be customized in strength by the number of layers applied. A popular choice for fans of the Jessner-type peels who need controlled peeling and comfortable down-time.
Recommended for: Dry, Normal, Dehydrated, Acne, Hyperpigmentation & Aging