Skin Peels

Peels Accredited Courses 60 CPD points
Skin Peels Base Unit Course Level 4 and 6

Training can be carried out at your premises

Skin Peels Training, Peeling is an accelerated form of exfoliation induced by various agents, resulting in the controlled destruction of portions of the epidermis and/or dermis with subsequent regeneration of new tissue. Chemical Peels have been used for years to create softer and smoother skin. A chemical peel involves the application of highly specialised acids and/or enzymes to remove the outermost layers of dead skin cells causing superficial peeling and exfoliation.

There are many chemical peel choices – and with all the options that are available, the decision can be daunting.

There are several types of chemical peels ranging in strength from mildly superficial to deeply resurfacing; alpha hydroxy acid peels (AHA), beta hydroxy acid peels (BHA), retinoic acid peels, trichloroacetic acid peels (TCA), and phenol peels.

Superficial Skin peels training

Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs) are usually derived from citric citrus fruits, glycolic from sugar cane, lactic from fermented milk, malic from apples and tartaric from grapes. Glycolic and lactic acid are the two most commonly applied. AHAs are the mildest of all chemical peels used to treat very fine lines, dry and dehydrated skin, mild skin and pigment irregularities and acne.

Lactic acid has a very large molecular structure, is very hydrating and brightening to the skin. Glycolic acid has the smallest molecular structure, penetrating quickly and deeper. It is a commonly used, multi-functional acid varying in strengths, usually between 15, 20, 30, 50 and 70%, which provides many skin benefits.

Beta Hydroxy Acids (BHAs) are lipid-based and the most widely used acid is salicylic. Ideal for oily skin types, helping to control oil production, on acne-prone and congested skin. Salicylic acid has anti-inflammatory properties, which can reduce redness and irritation from breakouts. Clients with sensitivity to aspirin are contraindicated for the use of salicylic acid.

Medium to Medium-Deep Peels

Trichloroacetic Acid Peels (TCA) is probably the most used acid for a medium depth peel, available in different strengths and combinations. TCA peels are a great choice for advanced pigment irregularities, sun damage, deeper wrinkles, and acne scars. Depending on the strength and percentage used, TCA can be classified as a medium-deep chemical peel.

Deep Skin peels training

Phenol peels, also known as carbolic acid, is the strongest chemical peel solution. Phenol peels are very powerful and can provide dramatic facial rejuvenation with long-lasting results. In some cases, they may only be administered once in a lifetime.

Facial peeling


Skin Peels Course Level 4 Accreditation£695

Our Training

The training is designed for Doctors, Dentists, Nurse Practitioners, Registered Nurses, Pharmacists and & beauty therapists (minimum level 3). Personnel currently registered with their associations and governing body can also attend these courses.

What You Can Expect

Following guidelines laid out by Health Education England,
A training and marketing manual which will contain information for you to develop your clinical practices.
1 month of FREE telephone support which we have found to be invaluable during the first weeks of practice.
An atmosphere of engagement whilst motivating you to gain the most from the two days training.
Small classes to ensure maximum learning.
Level 4 or 6 accredited certificate once your training and case studies are verified as being completed by your trainer.

Practical Training

Practical training will be 1/2 day. Models will be provided, if you would like to bring your own model please let us know, and we will arrange arrival times.

Learning Outcomes

  • Current legislative requirements governing aesthetics non-surgical intervention.
  • The specific requirement for robust hygiene and infection control practices.
  • Health and Safety responsibilities.
  • Anatomy and physiology of the skin. Understand the history and the use of chemical acids as a form of skin rejuvenation.
  • Understand the different acids used in chemical peels.
  • Understand the range of skin conditions, tests, and treatments of chemical peeling.
  • Importance of developing a robust patient assessment.
  • Importance of establishing robust patient information.
  • Importance of pre-preparation for the delivery of chemical peels.
  • Importance of selecting the appropriate chemical peels for your patient.
  • Importance of specific advice on side effects and home/aftercare.
  • Accountability.

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