Learn the art of peeling: What are Chemical Peels?
Chemical peels are a popular cosmetic procedure performed by DHA licensed beauty therapists/aestheticians and are used to improve the appearance of the skin. They involve the application of a chemical solution to the skin, which causes the outer layer to peel off, revealing smoother and more youthful skin underneath. There are different types of chemical peels, ranging from superficial to deep peels, each targeting specific skin concerns such as acne, fine lines,
pigmentation, and texture irregularities.
Superficial peels use mild acids like alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) or beta hydroxy acids (BHAs) to exfoliate the outermost layer of the skin. They are usually well-tolerated and require little to no downtime. Medium-depth peels penetrate deeper into the skin using stronger acids like glycolic acid or trichloroacetic acid (TCA), addressing more pronounced skin issues. These peels might require some downtime for healing.
Deep peels, often using phenol, can provide significant skin rejuvenation but involve more intensive recovery periods. Chemical peels work by stimulating the body’s natural exfoliation process and encouraging collagen production, leading to smoother and more even-toned skin. However, they’re not suitable for everyone, and individuals with certain skin types or conditions might not be good candidates.
Before getting a chemical peel, it’s crucial to consult a qualified dermatologist or licensed practitioner to determine the most appropriate type of peel for your skin concerns and to discuss potential risks and benefits. Aftercare following a chemical peel is essential to protect the newly revealed skin and achieve optimal results.
At Furless Beauty Institute we offer a 2-day DHA and KHDA approved chemical peel training program which allows trained Licensed beauty therapists and nurses to learn the art of peeling. Come and join us to upskill your beauty and aesthetic treatments.