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CHEMICAL PEELING

The client, the skin and the peel Sonette Donker of the Skin iD clinic in Sandton provides details on how to do an in-depth consultation for, and evaluation of, clients wanting to undergo chemical peels hen is comes to chemical peeling, it is all about ‘control’ as you want to know how deep the peel will penetrate based on the pH and % of the acids. If the skin is compromised in any way, you lose control as the peel will penetrate deeper than intended, which will lead to complications, i.e. post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation or even scarring. The oil production, level of hydration and thickness of the skin will determine the depth

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of penetration. These factors are vital to consider when doing chemical peels to avoid complications and to get the best results. If you fail to prepare the skin correctly based on these three factors, you will compromise the client’s skin and the peeling results. The preparing of the skin, as well as the aftercare, must be very clearly explained to the client; if you don’t get his/ her buy-in, you can’t do the peel as the ultimate success rests on this. Some clinics get their clients to sign a consent document and a document detailing the procedure and aftercare.

THE OIL PRODUCTION, level of HYDRATION AND THICKNESS of the skin WILL DETERMINE the DEPTH OF PENETRATION. These factors are VITAL TO CONSIDER when doing CHEMICAL PEELS to AVOID COMPLICATIONS and to get the best results. 29