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Performing peels on different parts of the body

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Treating skin on the body with chemical peels for rejuvenation purposes can be very effective, with skin thickness and Fitzpatrick photo-types being the two major considerations that determine treatment protocol.

While mostly photo-damage (i.e. uneven pigment, rough texture and wrinkles) is treated, chemical peels are very effective in the treatment of acne, scars and hyperpigmentation on body areas.

Preparation is key to prevent post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) and to ensure optimum results. Prepare the body skin 3 to 4 weeks prior to the peel with home care products and a light hydroxy acid peel.

When treating body skin, you would normally perform a course of treatments consisting of 4 treatments every 2 to 4 weeks, depending on how long the client takes to complete the peeling process.

To find out more details on how to perform chemical peels on the skin on different parts of the body, read the article by peel expert, Sonette Donker of Skin iD, on pages 32 and 33 of the June 2021 issue of the Professional Beauty digital magazine: https://issuu.com/professionalbeautysa/docs/pro_beauty_june_2021/32?fr=sMjUyOTM3Nzc2NTg

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