Chemical Peels - Calgary

Chemical peels from AlumierMD and MeLine at our clinic offers simple and cost-effective treatment to treat acne wrinkles, melasma and blemishes.

We are one of the only few clinics in Calgary that specializes in hyperpigmentation treatment or Melasma. Hyperpigmentation is excessive pigmentation of the skin area either facial or intimate areas subsequent to acne, pregnancy, hormonal changes. It is more pronounced in ethnic skin than Caucasian.

Also referred to as chemical exfoliation is an application of a chemical agent to the skin to allow uniform ablation. There is stimulation and development of new collagen in the skin. This in turn can have significant benefits to the improvement of appearance of skin. It can remove superficial blemishes, decrease wrinkles and acne scars. Superficial and medium depth peels are done in the clinic. It is always recommended to do a superficial peel before doing any stronger ones.

As we know there are not many treatments available for dark circles around the eyes. The new product by Me Line is a specific chemical peel designed for dark circles and swelling around eyes. It is safe to use around the eyes and has a home care protocol to follow to get the desired results. Some peels benefit with priming skin prior which can reduce healing time. The aim is to prevent complications and ensure early recovery.

Dark circles around the eyes affects most of us over time. Me Line has a chemical peel that almost clears the dark circle with a peel and after care program. It can take away that tired look that always seems to never go away with any makeup.

Me Line has specific chemical peel for Melasma which is dark pigmented spots on the face due to hormonal changes. It targets the melanocytes which produce the pigment and suppresses it. It involves in office peels and home care products to be used diligently post peel. The advantage with Me line is peels appears very subtle and unnoticeable when treated but the effects are extremely good.

Melasma treatments have progressed over the years and the use of hydroquinone has reduced. The newer chemical peels by Me line use other melanocytes suppressing products with phenomenal results and less adverse effects. The melanocyte suppression is the key to blemish free skin with home regime that follows chemical peel in the clinic.

Me Line has specific peels for intimate area that have darkened like the arm pits and inner thigh areas. Me Line peels targets hyper pigmentation, melasma. It involves treatment in the clinic and an after-care home program specially designed to decrease melanin production.

AlumierMD has both superficial and medium chemical peel which is safe and effective to improve skin texture and appearance.

This is the way to go for a clean blemish free skin!

A chemical peel is a treatment that utilizes specialized chemical agents to ablate the skin. The process involves controlled destruction of layers of skin resulting in exfoliation of the skin.

It can appear red and feel like mild burning sensation that lasts only few minutes.

Acne scarring, Acne, fine wrinkles, melasma, pigmentation are some of the skin conditions treated with a chemical peel.

The chemical peels can start from $125. The cost depends on the type of peel and the number of treatments required.

Average treatments required is about 3 over period of 4-6 months.

After your chemical peel treatment, you should anticipate flaking, dryness, skin irritation, redness, swelling, and peeling. Sunscreen is strongly recommended after treatments.

Diligent application of the sunscreen is the key to keep the treatment’s effect all the time. You may need a peel or products occasionally depending how your skin responds.

It is recommended the skin is primed for the chemical peel by using the home products for a minimum of 4 weeks. Then in clinic a chemical peel is done. Although it sounds so harsh as the skin would peel off it generally happens slowly with minimal scaling.

Depending on the response either Microneedling with products or another chemical peel is done in clinic after another 4 weeks. It is suggested to use the home products in between and after peels. A final peel is done 6 months post all the treatments. This may be enough to keep the pigmentation down.

AlumierMD and Me Line peels.

Meline has specific products for different skin types that makes it more effective. Since the hyperpigmentation is a long process and happens over many years similarly the cure is not one treatment for life. Treatment first begins with the assessment by Dr. Patel who will determine which products to use prior to the chemical peel.