Extreme Peel: An efficient and safe deep chemical peel

Extreme Peel: An efficient and safe deep chemical peel
Exfoliating treatments are based on the peeling and dissolving of dead skin cells in the skin’s upper layers. As a result, dead skin cells are removed and make way for the growth of new and healthy skin cells. A new, dense and uniform epidermis tissue, with a healthier texture, is formed. In addition, peeling induces the secretion of various inflammatory mediators, which accelerate and normalize processes that have slowed down and been damaged over the years. 


The type of peeling and its depth, composition, and strength, are determined mainly by skin type and condition. Ingeneral, the deeper the peeling of the skin, the greater the trauma to the skin and the higher the frequency of risks and side effects, and the longer the recovery time.

The deep peeling treatments performed by dermatologists and plastic surgeons contain phenolic acid (and sometimes using trichloroacetic acid) and peel the skin down to the deep part of the dermis. This type of peeling is performed in one treatment but involves significant disadvantages and risks, including local anesthesia, pain, relatively prolonged recovery, and the risk of damage to the liver and heart. In addition, the healing process of dark skin can cause a brown scar. Alternatively, since the substance destroys melanin cells, the skin may appear whiter.


In contrast, the peeling treatments performed by beauticians contain two popular components: alpha and beta hydroxy acids. These acids, whose effectiveness is agreed upon by the entire scientific community, enable beauticians to achieve the same skin rejuvenation results through a series of treatments, without the risks associated with deep peels, and with much less trauma to the skin and the patient, as well as significantly shortened recovery time.

To achieve long-lasting and significant results of skin rejuvenation treatment by beauticians, HL Laboratories has developed a professional, active, and extremely powerful exfoliating product. This advanced peeling is based on an active formula, which includes - in addition to alpha and beta hydroxy acids - retinol and other unique, innovative and active ingredients that enhance the peeling effect. At the same time, the formula has a high safety profile. So although trauma occurs, the formula helps soothe the skin and quickly rehabilitate it. Three main strategies allow the combination of high efficiency and safety of the peeling:


Use of a wide range of AHA acids, mutually-balancing
Instead of settling for a single alpha hydroxy acid and using it in high concentrations to achieve the exfoliating effect, Extreme Peel's formula is based on a complex of natural AHA acids, extracted from sugar cane, maple tree, and a variety of fruits, including oranges, lemons, grapes, and blueberries. The combination of these various acids creates a synergistic activity that has an impressive effect without the need for high concentrations, which can cause significant trauma and damage. Additionally, the acids balance each other’s activity and their synergy helps reduce skin trauma.


Combination of retinol with alpha and beta hydroxy acids
Retinoic acid -  the active ingredient in retinol - helps the regeneration of skin cells and increases the production of collagen and elastin, thus affecting the deeper skin layers. Combining retinol and hydroxy acids further enhances their regenerative activity and helps to increase their effectiveness, even when the concentration of each of them is relatively low.


Combining restorative components
Studies examining the safety of alpha- and beta-hydroxy acid-based peels have shown that formulas that contain anti-irritants, in addition to acids, reduce the risk of skin irritation and damage, without compromising the effectiveness of the peel. Based on these studies, the Extreme Peel formula - along with the alpha and beta hydroxy acids - contains ingredients that work to restore the skin and accelerate the regeneration of skin cells. These ingredients, including vitamin C and pomegranate and fig extracts, reduce skin trauma and help to soothe the skin and quickly rehabilitate it. At the same time, they increase the peeling effect and its effectiveness. For example, studies have found that a combination of glycolic acid (AHA extracted from sugar cane) with vitamin C is safer, and leads to better results in improving skin texture and glow, lightening pigmentation lesions and accelerating skin restoration, in comparison to using glycolic acid alone. Similarly, it has been found that a combination of retinol and glycolic acid also helps to accelerate skin regeneration and increases the effectiveness of the peel in skin renewal. These findings are not surprising, as both vitamin C and retinol have properties that encourage collagen renewal, skin lightening, and natural repair and restoration mechanisms. At the same time, ingredients like pomegranate extract and vitamin C have an anti-irritant effect, as their anti-inflammatory activity - through the inhibition of the protein NF-kappa-B (a protein that plays a key role in creating inflammatory processes in the body) - reduces skin inflammations. They thus encourage faster healing and restoration of the skin and help prevent post-inflammatory hyper-pigmentation.