History Of Chemical Peels
Chemical peels have their foundation thousands of years ago in ancient Egypt. One of the earliest known treatments involved the application of abrasive tapes made from alabaster, honey and sour milk. Following the removal of the tape, the tightened skin was then abraded with finely ground sand. The Greeks then developed this further by using limestone, mustard and sulphurs.
In 1882 a German dermatologist further developed ways of peeling the skin. In the 1960s phenol peeling agents were introduced then on to the latter half of the 20th Century where TCA and AHA peels have been developed. These types of peels are used today to help to treat fine lines, wrinkles, acne and uneven texture and discolouration
Why Have A Chemical Peel?
Healthy skin is synonymous with youth and beauty. The skin is our outermost organ and serves as a unique identifier. We put great emphasis on how others perceive how we appear. We know and accept that we cannot halt the aging process but the good news is that not all damage is irreversible. Chemical peels rank in the top 5 non-surgical procedures and are used for rejuvenation, acne, acne rosacea, Melasma, Hyper pigmentation, Fine lines and wrinkles.
What Does It Involve?
The first stage in the process involves a medical history being taken and any questions or concerns you may have will be addressed. Prior to having your peel you will be asked to use a four step skin preparation regime daily for at least 3 weeks. This will ensure that the skin is in the best possible condition and will enhance the effects of the peel. You will be given advice on how to use the products during the initial consultation. The Skin will soon begin to look improved. You may carry on with the products post peel if you wish. Your safety and well being will be of utmost importance at all stages of this treatment.
Can Anyone Have A Chemical Peel?
Contra-indications to having a peel are pregnant or breast feeding ladies and clients allergic to aspirin or who have active herpes lesions.