Skin Rejuvenation using Peels

Peels range from exfoliating acids to enzymes, their effects on the skin can be wide-ranging. Peels can loosen the connections (desmosomes) between dead skin cells at the surface, they can even out skin tones and stimulate cell renewal. Peels include AHA’s, BHA’s, and proteolytic enzymes derived from plant-based products. As new peels have been developed, so has the science behind them, presenting the aesthetician with the dilemma of which product is best to treat the specific needs of their client.

Our Level 4 Peels unit is designed to help aestheticians assess these needs, giving them the knowledge and understanding to work intuitively and decide the best protocol going forward. We do not advocate any particular brands or pharmaceutical companies, we leave that to you. Our training focuses on the education and science behind the effects and outcomes of different AHA’s, BHA’s, enzymes, and their effective working concentrations. Trained aestheticians are then best placed to decide which protocol contains the optimal combination of products most likely to meet the expectations of their clients.

Course content:

Client consultation, skin classification and pain management strategy.

Managing client’s expectations.

Peels contra actions, contraindications, and adverse reactions.

Compare the modality of skin peels with reference to skin classification, condition, and the objectives of the procedure.

How the physiological effects, concentration, pH, pKa, and viscosity affect the benefits and limitations of skin peels.

The classification of skin peels (AHAs, BHAs and enzyme peels) and the potential of medical grade peels to cause harm.

Skin priming, hygiene, and peels protocols for skin rejuvenation

The effect of peels procedure on the skin’s barrier function and its resulting photosensitivity.

The sourcing, storage, handling, usage, and disposal of equipment used in peels, in line with legal requirements.

Aftercare advice.

Client records and visual media storage, GDPR.

Anatomy and Physiology to include

  • Skin morphology, skin ageing, disorders, and diseases.
  • The inflammatory response and wound healing.


Short answer questions externally set by Qualifi, completed online, review and feedback, then assessed and quality assured by the academy.

Observational training checklists, oral questioning, and case studies.


Online – Peels resource handbook and workbook, written by Liberty Aesthetics Academy.

Tutorial support online.

Medium grade chemical peels practical training.