Exploring Chemical Peel Training

One of the most popular elements of our Cosmetic Dermatology Course is chemical peel training.

Chemical peels offer injectors a wonderful entry level treatment option, which promotes the “skin first” approach. In particular, advanced peels provide suburb results which can set you apart from the rest, as a specialist. 

Here we explore the different types of skin peels students learn about and examples of how they can form part of a holistic aesthetics treatment plan*.

*Though, as you’ll learn, chemical peels and injectables are not usually performed on the same day.

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Popular types of chemical peels

Glycolic Peels

•  Superficial to medium depth chemical peels using glycolic acid. 

•  Resurface the skin with minimal post-treatment peeling.

•  Provide a brighter, more evenly-toned complexion.

•  Best for sun damage and superficial pigmentation issues.

Salicylic Acid Peels

•  Superficial peels using salicylic acid

•  Exfoliate for brighter, clearer skin.

•  Provide anti-inflammatory benefits.

•  Best for acne, skin congestion and oily skin issues. 

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Retinol Peels

•  Medium-depth chemical peels using retinol, a topical form of vitamin A.

•  Deeply exfoliate for a smoother skin texture.

•  Improve pigmentation issues including sun damage.

•  Reduce the appearance of fine lines and aids skin laxity.

•  Best for acne, congested and oily skin, hyperpigmentation and/or patients seeking anti-ageing effects.

•  Particularly useful for high fitzpatrick skin types (darker skin tones).

TCA Peels

•  Medium-depth chemical peel using trichloroacetic acid (TCA).

•  Strongest chemical peel offered in a non-surgical environment

•  Targets the papillary dermis whereas superficial peels have a more intra-epidermal effect.

•  Not advised during summer months due to photosensitivity concerns.

•  Associated with higher downtime and peeling effect

•  Layered peel which renews the epidermis providing a brighter, more uniform complexion.

•  Reduces sun damage, fine lines and skin laxity.

•  Increases collagen production.

•  Best for sun damage, skin ageing concerns, pigmentation issues and some scarring.

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Chemical Peel Training 

If you find learning these treatments a-peel-ing (sorry!), we have three cosmetic dermatology training options open to licensed doctors, dentists, nurses and midwives…

1. Foundation Training in Cosmetic Dermatology

Designed to introduce you to skin health and topical therapies. Our Foundation Training in Cosmetic Dermatology establishes a sound knowledge base from which to build. This one-day introductory session is a fantastic opportunity for injectors to learn more about cosmetic dermatology and how it can enhance your offering. For healthcare professionals looking to become skin health specialists, it offers a solid grounding from which to start your career journey. 

•  Essential knowledge around skin health and the science of skin.

•  Cosmetic Dermatology eLearning (to be completed before attending training).

•  Ensuring safe practice.

•  How to assess your patient’s skin.

•  Devising an effective treatment plan.

•  Chemical Peels (superficial).

•  Microneedling.

•  Combining skin treatments for better results.

2. Cosmetic Dermatology course

This in-depth course offers flexible learning and takes around 3-6 months to complete. It allows medical practitioners to focus on understanding and delivering safe and effective skin treatments. A range of different products and brands are covered for enhanced learning. 

This Cosmetic Dermatology course also equips you with the knowlege you need to establish and run your own skin clinic. In short, it provides the theory and practical skills you need to become a safe and confident “skin first” practitioner who patients can trust. 

Everything outlined in the Foundation Training in Cosmetic Dermatology, above – including lifetime access to our eLearning suite, a valuable reference tool you can use throughout your career – also forms part of this enhanced Cosmetic Dermatology course with notable additions.

•  Ethics, policy compliance and the law relating to facial rejuvenation treatments.

•  Principles of topical skin therapy and active skincare ingredients.

•  Selecting the optimal treatments for your patient and devising a treatment plan.

•  Chemical peels (superficial to medium depth).

•  Microneedling.

•  Injectable skin treatments including mesotherapy, skin boosters and unique biorevitalisation products.

•  Combining skin treatments to improve patients’ results.

3. Combined Level 7 Diploma in Botox and Dermal Fillers, with Cosmetic Dermatology

If you’re taking the leap from healthcare professional to aesthetic practitioner and want to stand out from the crowd, our Combined Level 7 Diploma and Cosmetic Dermatology Course is for you.

This allows you to complete our industry-leading aesthetic medicine qualification, the Level 7 Diploma in Botox and Dermal Fillers, as well as our Cosmetic Dermatology Course as outlined above.

Provide a truly holistic approach to skin health, beautification and ageing by cultivating a broad portfolio of aesthetics knowledge and skills. 

Use the anatomical information you learn as part of your Level 7 Diploma in Botox and Dermal Fillers to further inform the skin therapy approaches taught in your Cosmetic Dermatology training. 

Fully exploring each sector allows you to provide your patients with the best possible treatment plans. You can offer safe and effective bespoke combinations of injectables and skin treatments to achieve their goals. 

This deep understanding can differentiate you as a highly-qualified and ethical all-round aesthetics specialist, inspiring trust in patients. 

NB. We do not offer chemical peel training in isolation.

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