Chemical Peels – the who what why and when

Be good to your skin, you’ll be wearing it for a long time



This is an area that I am delighted to be able to introduce as a new course. It is an area I have long waited to be able to put together the most comprehensive course I can and so, although it has taken time to create, it has been on the ‘drawing board’ for a while now.

That makes it especially satisfying to be able to offer  it now.

What is a Chemical Peel ?

A chemical peel is a skin treatment that can visibly improve treated tissue structure using caustic solutions. They help accelerate the natural exfoliation process of the skin and cause protein coagulation or lysis of epidermal and dermal cells.

The effect of any peel reaches the dermis, directly or indirectly and to varying depths, where this process of regeneration is induced to a greater or lesser degree depending on the molecule or molecules used as well as the application procedure.

Chemical peels are amongst the oldest forms of skin rejuvenation procedures. Cleopatra bathing in asses milk may well be one of the first references to the use of a fluid to enhance the quality of skin. I doubt she called it a Peel but it certainly produced the desired effect.

Peels are flexible and effective, with a histological, chemical, toxicological and clinical basis.

They have evolved rapidly and can be easily adapted to almost any circumstances within the limits of their indications.

Chemical peels are used to treat wrinkles, discolored skin and scars — usually on the face. They can be done alone or combined with other cosmetic procedures. And they can be done at different depths, from light to deep. Deeper chemical peels offer more-dramatic results but also take longer to recover from.

Chemical peels can’t remove deep scars or wrinkles or tighten sagging skin.

Types of Chemical Peels

A chemical peel is a skin-resurfacing procedure. Depending on the issues you’re addressing with the procedure, you’ll choose a chemical peel in one of three depths:

  • Light chemical peel. A light (superficial) chemical peel removes the outer layer of skin (epidermis). It’s used to treat fine wrinkles, acne, uneven skin tone and dryness. This is likely to have to be repeated every two to five weeks.
  • Medium chemical peel. A medium chemical peel removes skin cells from the epidermis and from portions of the upper part of your middle layer of skin (dermis). It’s used to treat wrinkles, acne scars and uneven skin tone. You might need to repeat the procedure to achieve or maintain the desired result.
  • Deep chemical peel. A deep chemical peel removes skin cells even deeper. You won’t need repeat procedures to get the full effect.

It is not merely enough to be shown how to do a peel’ you need to understand themechanisms behind the peel for client safety and to deliver results. Therapists are alsoonly trained in a small spectrum of chemical peels such as Glycolic acid or Lactic acidwhen there is an extensive range available for you to work with.

Many are purchasing products from high street brands to use in their clinics or buying products from eBay that have no clinical or safety testing undertaken that allows you to use these products safely on clients.

If you scar the client, you scar your career!

This is why it is so important to ensure that you train in the most professional way and my Chemical Peel course is just what this is


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