History and benefits of chemical peels indulgence skin laser and beauty clinic daventry

Chemical peels are an affordable procedure for patients and provide significant results. Chemical peels are a safe procedure if performed by a qualified and trained professional

Chemical peels can be used to treat a number of skin conditions such as:

  • Pigmentation
  • Acne
  • Uneven skin tone & blemishes
  • Surface/fine lines & wrinkles
  • Dark circles

History of chemical peels

It has been recorded that skin peels were used by woman in ancient Egyptian times. They applied sour milk (containing lactic acid) , animal oils, and alabaster (a soft mineral rock) to their skin to improve the skin’s texture [1].

During Roman times, people used fruit (such as grapes which contain tartaric acid) to exfoliate their skin. They would also make poultices containing substances such as sulphur, mustard and limestone, which were used to fade freckles and to even the skin. [2]

In 1874, a dermatologist in Vienna called Ferdinand von Hebra, used peeling techniques to treat pigmentation conditions such as melasma, freckles and Addison’s disease. In 1882 in Germany, Paul G Unna described the use of salicylic acid, resorcinol, trichloroacetic acid (TCA) and phenol on the skin. [3].

In 1952 George MacKee published his deep peel results after using phenol for the treatment of scarring. The use of chemical peels really started to gain momentum in the 1960s as modified solutions of phenol were developed and histological assessment comparisons were drawn between phenol and TCA. Scientific work continued into the 70s and 80s and at the same time, the use of alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) was developed by Van Scott and Yu for more superficial treatment [3].

Process of cellular turnover

The process of cellular turnover is when a new cell is produced at the basale layer of the epidermis.  This cell goes on a journey by dividing itself (also known as mitosis) and graduates towards the upper layers of the epidermis until the cell becomes dead /  keratinised  / flat.  In young skin, this process takes around 28 days and this is why young skin is free from wrinkles and has a nice smooth texture, is plump and radiant.  In an aged skin this process takes around 50-60 days, resulting in fine lines and wrinkles, an uneven texture, and a dull complexion.    


Alumier MD Educator Explains How Chemical Peels Work

AlumierMD Peels Used By Indulgence Skin, Laser, and Beauty Clinic 

AlumierMD provides a variety of superficial depth peels that treat skin conditions including rosacea, acne, hyperpigmentation, photo damage, wrinkles, and fine lines.

Lactic Acid (AHA) – Exfoliates dead skin cells, enhances cell turnover and stimulates collage.  Improves skin texture, including fine lines and wrinkles, and gives skin a new glow