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Professional Skin Peels: Why not offering them might make you an idiot sandwich.

It’s not unusual for history to repeat itself, especially in the aesthetic beauty industry.  Over the  years, many in-salon treatments have come and gone, then reemerged as exciting and new procedures seemingly discovered by one celebrity or another. 

Think Lash Lifts (aka Lash Perms from the early 80s) or EMS Body Sculpting (aka Faradic Muscle Toning early 1900s) and my personal favourite… the High-Frequency Facial Wand (aka… the ‘Violet Ray’ invented by non-other than Nikola Tesla in the 1800s... yes... like the car Tesla… Google it!).  

But unlike these, love’em then leave’em treatments du jour, there is one beauty staple that has held fast for literally thousands of years - almost unchanged in its simplicity but still unrivalled in its versatility of use in the rejuvenation of skin.  So much so that nowadays, it has become an essential part of many skin care protocols and the very heart of the new multimodal approach to skin rejuvenation.

Of course, if you haven’t guessed it by now, we are talking about ‘skin peels’.  They are an important part of many professional skin clinic menus; offering both business and clients bang-for-buck by delivering significant results at affordable prices.

Their long history dates back to Ancient Egypt, when women would apply sour milk to their skin, allowing the lactic acid it contained, to make their skin feel soft and supple.  And in Roman times, the tartaric acid in grapes and substances such as sulphur, mustard and limestone were all used as topical skin peels used to smooth and brighten the skin.

Although the principals remain the same,  over time skin peels have evolved.  Gone are the days of selective skin types and red, raw recovery times.  Today’s modern formulas are all-inclusive and modified to produce less post treatment irritation while still delivering outstanding results in the treatment of fine lines, pigmentation, textural integrity and even alleviate the symptoms of skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, active acne.

Different strengths of peels

Skin peels are classified in three categories based on their depth of penetration potential in the skin.  Grouped into ‘superficial’, ‘medium’ and ‘deep’ peel categories; skin peels can be formulated from AHAs such citric, glycolic, lactic, malic and tartaric acids.  They can also be formulated using Trichloroacetic Acid (TCA), BHA’s such as salicylic or vitamins such as C and A (Retinoids) and more.  All of these can be used as stand-alone peels or blended to create a multitude of skin peel treatment options.

Multimode Combination Treatments

Various studies have shown that, regardless of depth of penetration, all chemical peel solutions stimulate collagen and glycosaminoglycan production - GAGs play an important role in the cell signalling process, supporting collagen and elastin formation as well as regulating moisture levels in the skin.

And so, combining skin peels with advanced treatment procedures such as microdermabrasion, skin needling, RF, Ultrasonic and light-based therapies gives endless options for bespoke and customised skin solutions able to achieve dramatic results - often in just one or two visits.

The last several years have seen a real shift in focus within the aesthetic beauty industry.  The use of combination treatments and multimode equipment has become increasing popular, with (not surprisingly) skin peels often featuring in a supporting role.

Learn How To Incorporate Skin Peels In Your Clinic Services

Understanding the workings of skin peels and gaining knowledge of the different types of peeling agents - as well as how to use them safely and effectively in combination with other modalities - will open up a multitude of ways you can achieve healthy, beautiful skin for your clients.

Presented by ASI; the Skin & Beauty Training Centre offers in-depth training in the theory and application of skin peels, and will teach you how to treat a number of skin conditions and concerns effectively using professional strength skin peeling solutions developed by cosmeceutical experts - Australian Skin Institute.

You’ll learn and understand cosmeceutical science in relation to chemical peeling of the skin, using a variety of chemical applications, including AHA’s and BHA’s as well as understand the roles and impact that acids such as Glycolic, Lactic and Salicylic have  on different types of skins and skin concerns.

The ASI Professional Peel course has been developed by industry professionals, in collaboration with Brazilian Beauty clinics Australia, so no matter if you are looking to upskill, learn something new or simply refresh and improve your current knowledge, this course will provide you with a complete turnkey treatment protocol that utilises successfully tried and tested products and techniques to achieve outstanding results.

Available in both online or face-to-face formats, to sign up simply visit the Skin & Beauty Training Centre website or contact their friendly team via online chat, email info@skinandbeautytrainingcentre.com.au or by phone (07) 3357 4081.

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