Medical Chemical Peel Training in Pretoria – Cosmetic Professionals and Physicians


The chemical peel cosmetic procedure, which is also highly popular in Pretoria, is a rather safe and affordable method for the treatment of wrinkles, some skin disorders and overall skin rejuvenation. From superficial to deep chemical peels are now widely used in aesthetic medical practices.


The deeper the peel is, the more dramatic the clinical change or effect, but such deep chemical peels also mean that the patient needs more time for optimal skin healing and the risk of scarring becomes more eminent. The superficial peels only penetrate the upper skin area or the epidermis and are considered the safest, but results are not as dramatic as with medium to deep peels.


The superficial types are well-suited for the treatment of conditions such actinic keratosis and acne whereas the medium peels are suited for penetration of the papillary epidermis and treatment of conditions, such as wrinkles and solar pigment related disorders. The deep peels, however, are the most effective for the treatment of scars and deeper lying or more settled wrinkles.


How Chemical Peeling Works


A chemical agent is applied to the skin area according to specific formulas and procedures. The chemicals in effect cause injury, which leads to skin renewal and growth. The peeling agent, length of application, area where applied and the specific skin type or problem treated, determine the outcome. Though peels have a high safety profile, incorrect mixing, application, health assessment and skin type assessment can lead to severe complications.


Importance of Training


It is essential to undergo chemical peel training in Pretoria or anywhere else in South Africa under guidance of experienced cosmetic or aesthetic medical practitioners. Correct application is essential for optimal success. Safety issues, skin type assessment and the correct chemical agent choice are among the topics that the physician learns in our short courses.


Some areas of treatment such as skin lesions and photo-aging require deep peels, which also mean more risk for complications. The physician needs to know which treatments can be applied to darker skin types and how to consider other health factors in deciding on a course of treatment.


Possible complications include from scarring to hypo-pigmentation or permanent pigmentation changes. The physician needs to know about all the risks, best pre- and post-treatments required, and how to identify risks with a specific patient.


Why Add the Treatment to Your Service Officering?


What makes the chemical peel so useful to the cosmetic physician is its effectiveness when used in combination with other facial treatments. It is highly effective without the costs and invasiveness associated with surgical cosmetic procedures. The treatment results can enhance the patient’s self-esteem and improve the overall quality of their facial skin dramatically.


Chemical peels are now widely used in Pretoria by plastic surgeons, cosmetic dentists, dermatologists and aesthetic practitioners to treat conditions such as dyschromias, pigmentation, wrinkles, keratoses and acne scars. With the correct application the skin can be renewed for a more youthful, firmer and evenly toned appearance. There is a tremendous demand for the relatively inexpensive and highly-effective skin treatment in South Africa.


Where to Get Training


The Medskills Training Academy regularly hosts short one or two day courses and workshops specifically targeting chemical peels and related skin treatments for optimal skin renewal and rejuvenation. Contact us to enquire about the next available course date and pricing.