Adding peels to your treatment menu: What are they and what to look for
Vicky Hart, UK trainer and Distributor for Dermogenera Skin gives her advice for nabuno
Peels are not any one thing. Peels come in many forms. There are a lot of different types of peels, but generally, when we talk about “offering peels” in our salon, it is usually an AHA or BHA type of peel. They can be light, medium or deep. Peels come with different percentages which relate to the depth the peel will work to. The higher the percentage number the stronger/deeper the peel.
Light and medium peels usually have a short recovery time whereas deep peels are used with local anaesthetic and have a much longer recovery period. Deep peels are often done as a standalone treatment, but some of the gentler ones can be incorporated into other facials. If you’re ever in any doubt, do check with your peel provider, because you can do serious damage.
Peels are a fabulous way to help with long-term skin conditions, acne, scarring, pigmentation and ageing and can simply help to brighten a dull complexion.
What to look for when adding peels to your treatment menu
You usually (but not always) need to train with a peel provider, so choose carefully. You need to be sure that you will have support if you have questions after your training.
Some peels require patch testing, but also do be aware that some insurers require you to patch test, regardless of what your peels supplier says. Some peels also have very specific pre and/or post peel treatment, so the cost to you as a therapist to offer this treatment can really add up.
There is also an additional cost insurance-wise, depending on the percentage or strength of the peels that you offer, so do check.