More than 5,000 years ago, the Egyptians practiced a form of chemical peeling by using lactic acid from milk and the various fruit acids for the skin conditioning.
Physicians began using deeper peels in 1882, employing resorcinol, trichloroacetic acid(TCA), salicylic acid, and plenol. These procedures became very popular in the 1930s and 1940s, when Antoinette La Gasse brought them from France to the United States.
In the 1980s, estheticians were just beginning to use superficial peels on clients. Alpha hydroxy acid peels were the buzzword of the 1990s.
Chemical exfoliants are designed to loosen the desmosomes, the bond between skin cells this increases the skins desquamation process, It is also a cell renewal factor (CRF).
The keratinized corneum layer is comppsed of about 15 to 20 layers and varies in thickness in different areas of the body. Over-peeling can be detrimental to the skin health.
Chemical Exfoliantion Benefits:
- skin texture
- intercellular lipids
- barrier function
- moisture retention
- elastin and collagen production
- fine lines
Chemical exfoliation help control skin conditions such as:
- hyper pigmentation
- clogged pores
- dry skin
A chemical peel is applied to the skin to remove and exfoliate the outer layers so that a clearer and more glowing skin can appear. The new skin is usually smoother and less wrinkled and the peels are conducive in the stimulation of fibroblasts and creating new collagen.
Each peel series is fully customized for each client. Skin is really like snowflakes so it’s important to address it individually.
Home care products are key to producing great results. If you are using products at home that I recommend, then I know exactly how they work together with the peels. This is an important step, not just for the results but also for the condition of your skin during the series.