The wait is over! You have probably heard about chemical peels — or more specifically, the Alumier MD Glow Peel — from your favorite sources of skincare tips. These simple and fast treatments have practically no downtime and work wonders on giving your skin a youthful glow while treating conditions like acne, redness, and more. We are pleased to announce that Skin Concepts now offers these peels in-house!
Unfortunately, peels have gotten a bit of a bad rap in the media. Sex and the City notably, had an episode where a character had an especially bad reaction to a peel. Even the words “chemical” and “peel” next to each other can sound scary. In reality, modern chemical peels are quite safe and effective. They involve using very mild, pure acids to encourage your skin to shed its outer layers. In other words, they are a kind of super-exfoliant.
Since Glow peels are customized to each client, you will have a slightly different experience than other people receiving similar treatments. You can expect to have little to no downtime. All that we ask is that you avoid touching your face for about a day after the peel. In the next week or so, you will probably experience some flaking on your face and your skin might feel tight and dry. This is totally normal. We will give you plenty of instructions on how you can care for your skin as the peel works its magic. You can definitely go outside and interact with people like normal during this period.
After a week or so, the peel should be totally done working. You will have a brand new layer of fresh skin to show off to the world!