Facial Peels by Medical Professionals You Can Trust
Organic Glow Medical Aesthetics is pleased to offer the AlumierMD line of chemical peels—an excellent choice for those looking for deep exfoliation and to stimulate new cell growth for a smooth, hydrated, and glowing complexion.
WHAT ARE CHEMICAL PEELS?
Chemical peels are used to stimulate the growth of new tissue to improve the skin. A single chemical peel treatment can target hyperpigmentation, sun damage, acne and scaring, fine lines and wrinkles while managing oil production. Results are best seen with multiple treatments. We recommend pairing with the proper skin care regimen from AlumierMD to condition the skin and enhance the results.
All of our chemical peel clients go home with our post procedure kits, the ideal skin care for the week following a treatment.
CHEMICAL PEEL OPTIONS AT ORGANIC GLOW MEDICAL AESTHETICS
Level 1 Chemical Peels
Our superficial chemical peels are a great treatment for beginners who suffer from sun damage, acne, hyperpigmentation, dry skin, or sensitivities. There are three peel types that can be used to target your specific concerns.
Level 2 Chemical Peels
Our superficial-medium depth chemical peels are for those experienced with our superficial chemical peels or have consulted with one of our nurses. This peel goes deeper into the layers of the skin to achieve enhanced results, for virtually any skin care concern.
Level 3 Chemical Peels
Medium chemical peels are for those experienced with our medium-superficial chemical peels. Our peels are an excellent choice for those looking for deep exfoliation and to stimulate new cell growth for a smooth, hydrated and glowing complexion.
CHEMICAL PEEL FAQ
How does a chemical peel benefit my skin?
Chemical peels improve skin texture and firmness while decreasing fine lines and wrinkles. Chemical peels also even out skin tone, improve acne, balance oil production, and reduce pore size. The skin is left more hydrated, soft, and even.
How do superficial chemical peels work?
Superficial chemical peels decrease pH levels, 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 production. Superficial peels rarely cause side effects. However, hyperpigmentation can still occur with darker skin types.
How do medium depth chemical peels work?
Medium and deep chemical peels cause protein coagulation and cell necrosis (cell death) in the epidermis and dermis. This induces inflammation and the wound-healing cascade, which leads to dermal regeneration including collagen stimulation. Since medium chemical peels treat through to the dermis, re-epithelialization starts from the epidermal lining. Medium and deep chemical peels require more downtime and carry with them a higher chance of side effects including hyperpigmentation, hypopigmentation, infection and scars.
What should I expect after a chemical peel? Does a chemical peel hurt?
Your skin may feel like a mild sunburn; it will feel tight and dry and you should experience mild flaking/peeling within 2-3 days lasting for up to 1 week. During the treatment, you should expect a mild-moderate burning and tingling sensation. We provide you with a hand held fan to ease the discomfort.
What precautions should I take prior to my treatment?
Stop the use of retinoids for 1 week prior to treatment.
Stop accutane use for 6 months prior to treatment.
You can not receive this treatment if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Consult your practitioner if you have a history of cold sores.
Consult your practitioner if you have an autoimmune illness.
What is the post care of a chemical peel?
For 7 days following your treatment you must avoid:
Neurotoxin and dermal filler injections
Use of retinoids or other mechanical exfoliants
Use of topical AHA/BHA skincare products
Use of sunless tanning products
Topical acne treatments
BOOK A CHEMICAL PEEL IN KELOWNA
Book your chemical peel treatment at Organic Glow Medical Aesthetics online, or book a complimentary consultation with one of our skin care experts if you have any questions or concerns. We look forward to seeing you at our skin care clinic in downtown Kelowna!