The chemical peel was first introduced in the mid 1880’s by an Austrian dermatologist by the name of Ferdinand Hobra. The most advance and popular peels of those days were quite caustic and induced extreme skin irritation, chemical peels Toronto were mainly used in a clandestine manner on wealthy socialites and early Hollywood stars up until the mid 20th century.
In the 1950’s famed dermatologists Thomas Baker and Howard Gordon used aggressive croton-phenol based peels that became more mainstream and widely used, as they were very successful at treating disfiguring acne scars and deep wrinkles, this particular peel at the time was revolutionary for the treatment of scarring on the face.
During the 1970’s more plastic surgeons and dermatologist started implementing peels into their practises, these peels did not require heavy sedation or general anesthesia. Ingredients like TCA -Trichloro Acetic Acid (which has now been banned in Canada due to health concerns) and modified (Jessner) acid peels became the norm of the day as they were much safer and highly effective!
Now a day, chemical peels are making a major resurgence as they can be easily done during one’s lunch hour and have little to no downtime. These treatments are offered at most medical clinics specializing in beauty treatments, such as Sovereign Skin. Chemical peels work by causing a deep exfoliation of the skin. This controlled skin injury peels and flakes off revealing a smooth, clearer, younger looking complexion! Chemical peels can target pigmentation concerns, irregularities on the skin, acne prone skin as well as a variety of other skin problems, helping to clear the skin and refresh it’s overall look and appearance.