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Visopeel Glycolic Facial Peel

What are glycolic facial peels?

Glycolic facial peels are one of the most tried and tested treatments for improving skin appearance. They work by breaking down the bonds that hold dead skin cells together, allowing for easier exfoliation. The combination of glycolic and salicylic acid is particularly effective at combating acne and oily skin. Plus, you can complete online training with The Academy to become fully accredited in the treatment to grow your skills and delight clients.

What is Visopeel facial treatment?

Visopeel is a professional facial peel compromising Alpha Hydroxy Acid and Beta Hydroxy Acids to provide clearer, fresher looking skin. The active ingredients penetrate and deliver anti-oxidants and vitamins deep into the skin, encouraging new cells to grow stronger and healthier.

The treatment helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines, sun damage, acne, and congestion. Even if your clients don’t have any specific skin issues, a facial peel will still provide them with clearer, healthier looking skin. Treatment frequency will be discussed between therapist and individual client and will depend on skin type i.e. once a week for dry skin or twice a week if skin is excessively oily.

Clients may feel a tingling sensation on application and the skin may go slightly pink following the treatment, but this is perfectly normal. Skin will resume regular colour within hours following the treatment, although this will vary depending on skin type.

Which acids does Visopeel contain?

Visopeel contains two types of safe, gentle acids commonly used in facial peels:

◼ 25% Glycolic Acid (AHA) penetrates the skin and helps to plump, smooth and refresh the complexion.

◼ 1% Salicylic Acid (BHA) provides a light surface exfoliation helping to reduce the appearance of blackheads, whiteheads and minimise pores.

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Fully accredited online training with The Academy

The Visopeel online training course comprises both theory and practical modules and support from tutors for comprehensive learning and complete confidence. You enjoy the control of progressing at your own pace, anywhere and any time without the time and geographical barriers of attending a traditional training centre.

Accredited online learning

You can work through the content at your own pace, anywhere and at any time. Choose how much you do and how quickly you gain your accredited qualification.

Innovative platform

Enjoy an engaging, multimedia experience encompassing theory and practical techniques, including modules, video tutorials, training materials, question and answer assessments and more.

Personalised support

Educators are available to assist you as you work through the course content.

Commercially focused

Skills can be used immediately in your working environment, enhancing your earning potential and career opportunities.

Over 30 years’ of expertise

Supporting beauty therapist excellence since 1989. Many former Academy learners now enjoy careers at the forefront of the professional beauty industry.

Course specifics  
Pre-requisites Facial treatments Level 2 or equivalent qualification
Certification Ellisons Academy certificate in Visopeel facial
Equipment required SPX0120 Visopeel professional skin resurfacing treatment kit
Price excluding VAT £45.00


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