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Chemical Peel

We are proud to carry AlumierMD medical-grade chemical peels here at Bonita Medical Aesthetics. Chemical peels cause intentional damage to the epidermis and/or dermis with the goal of stimulating new tissue to improve skin texture and tone.

Chemical peels have been used dating back to Ancient Egypt. Cleopatra used sour milk to improve the appearance of her skin, according to some sources. Lactic acid (an alpha hydroxy acid) is the active ingredient in sour milk.

Chemical peels improve skin texture and firmness, decreasing fine lines and wrinkles. Peels also even out skin tone, improve acne-prone skin and reduce pore size appearance. We will work together to achieve your skincare goals by customizing a peel that targets your skincare needs.

Chemical Peel



  • For best results and to reduce the risk of complications, it is recommended that you use Alumier MD home care products for 10 to 14 days prior to treatment which will be provided.
  • If you are lactating, pregnant, or may be pregnant, consult your physician before receiving any treatment.
  • Avoid the use of retinoid products (i.e. retinol, Retin A, Tazorac) and high levels of AHA and BHA products for approximately 7 days prior to treatment. Consult your physician before temporarily discontinuing the use of any prescription medications.
  • Alumier MD skin treatments result in minimal to no downtime but create dramatic and visible results. Treatments may cause slight redness, tightness, peeling, flaking or temporary dryness. Most patients do not find it necessary to apply makeup, as the skin will be smooth, dewy and radiant following your treatment.


  • Due to the nature of a chemical peel treatment, you should not necessarily expect to “peel”. However, you may have light to moderate flaking in a few localized areas for 3 to 7 days.
  • You may also experience residual redness, which lasts in most patients from 1 to 12 hours. It is recommended that you do not apply makeup on the day of the treatment. It is ideal to allow the skin to stabilize and rest overnight. However, makeup can be applied, if necessary.
  • After your peel, your skin will feel tight and “pulled”. Although you may or may not actually “peel”, it is likely that you will experience a light exfoliation. It may take 2 or more treatments to target the deeper layers of skin to loosen.
  • In order to obtain maximum results and avoid complications, please follow the post-peel instructions listed below for approximately 5 to 7 days:
    • Do not pick or pull any flaking skin
    • Do not tan or use a tanning booth for at least 14 days post peel
    • Do not have electrolysis, waxing, threading or any other form of hair removal for 7 days post-treatment
    • Do not use facial scrubs or mechanical forms of exfoliation for 14 days post peel
    • Do not use retinoic acid, AHA or BHA for 14 days post peel
    • Do not have laser hair removal, photo facials, chemical peels or microdermabrasion for 14 days post peel
    • Do not use hot tubs, steam rooms, saunas, and/or excessively hot showers for 2 days post peel
    • Do not go swimming for 2 days post peel
    • Do not participate in aerobic exercise for 2 days post peel
    • Do not cleanse your skin on the evening of your peel.
    • Be sure to avoid direct sun exposure and excessive heat.
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