Get Glowing Skin With the Alumier Glow Peel
Skin that’s completely smooth, even, and glowing is everyone’s goal. Thanks to the Alumier Glow Peel, achieving radiant, youthful-looking skin is easier than ever before. This gentle peeling solution combines 7% lactic acid, 7% salicylic acid, and 7% resorcinol, creating a multipurpose skin resurfacing agent. The Alumier Glow Peel’s strength can be adjusted, allowing it to treat a wide range of different skin conditions without causing serious side effects. The Glow Peel can be applied in just one thin layer for optimal comfort, or it can be applied in multiple layers to generate results more quickly—the choice is up to you.
How Do Chemical Peels Work?
Most skin imperfections—like fine lines, acne scars, age spots, and rough patches—are located within the epidermis, the top layer of the dermis. Ever since people realized this they’ve been using various techniques to remove the uppermost layer of the skin, with chemical peels being one of the oldest methods still in use. (Experts believe that acidic solutions have been used to brighten the skin since ancient Egyptian times.)
Chemical peels essentially speed up the body’s natural turnover of skin cells, while also removing excess oil, dead skin cells, and debris. They break down the cells of the epidermis, causing the skin to crack and then flake off. This sounds somewhat intimidating, but with the exception of deep peels, most chemical peels are quite noninvasive. Think of the way your skin harmlessly peels away after a sunburn, revealing a soft, smooth new layer of skin in its place—This is similar to the action of a chemical peel, only without the painful sunburn or UV damage.
Most patients will need to have this process repeated several times in order to create optimal results, but after several treatments, most of their blemishes will be gone. The damaged skin cells that are responsible for creating age spots and fine lines will have been removed, along with the thickened bands of collagen that create scars and the uneven clumps of collagen that are responsible for texture abnormalities. In addition to this, chemical peels increase the production of skin-firming compounds like collagen and elastin by stimulating the body’s “healing response.” (Both collagen and elastin are used during wound healing.) This means that the new layer of skin that forms will be tighter and more voluminous than the one that was present prior to the peel.
What Skin Conditions Can the Alumier Glow Peel Treat?
The Alumier Glow Peel has a broad range of applications that make it useful for both young and mature patients. This chemical face peel can be used to treat the following conditions:
- Acne and acne scars: Chemical peels minimize acne symptoms by unclogging the pores and reducing the amount of bacteria active on the skin. They also remove the discolored skin cells and fibrous collagen of acne scars. (Note that thorough scar removal often requires multiple or deeper peels.)
- Age spots, sun spots, and freckles: The Alumier Glow Peel can be used to remove the discolored skin cells that form topical blemishes, creating a wonderfully even skin tone.
- Rough skin and scaly patches: The Alumier Glow Peel attacks rough and scaly patches in two different ways: One, it removes deposits of collagen that have clumped together, making the skin thicker. Two, because it increases collagen production and collagen molecules are made up of 80 percent water, the new layer of skin that forms after this chemical face peel is more hydrated and less prone to flaking.
- Fine lines: Fine lines are caused by damage that occurs within collagen-depleted skin. (The stress caused by normal facial movements eventually etches lines into the skin because it cannot bounce back effectively without sufficient collagen stores.) Chemical peels both remove these damaged cells and increase collagen production, making it less likely that further fine lines will form in treated areas.
Recovering From an Alumier Glow Peel
Recovering from the Alumier Glow Peel is usually relatively easy, particularly if you opt to have a gentle peel. You may notice some redness and irritation initially, then your skin will begin to harmlessly peel and flake away within three days to one week after treatment. This process is usually not very painful, but if you experience pain, you can use over-the-counter pain medication to control it. We recommend scheduling this peel at least two weeks prior to any major event, because it will take some time for your skin to completely finish peeling. Note that during this time, you must be very careful to avoid sun exposure as your skin will be very sensitive to sun damage.
Booking an Alumier Chemical Peel in Burlington
If you would like to experience the benefits of the Alumier Glow Peel, why not book a consultation with us? The Grace Clinic is conveniently located in the heart of the Greater Toronto Area and serves patients from throughout Ontario.