The Green Peels (also known as herbal deep peeling) are an herbal alternative to chemical skin peels and other light, laser and pressure based skin exfoliation and regeneration methods. The peeling effect is obtained with medically combined pure natural plant extracts but no chemical additives or synthetic peeling agents, hence the name. The herbal ingredients work together without producing toxic side effects or causing injury or damage to the skin – the new fresh skin is not red. Neither do they cause your eyes to sting or water in case the ingredients inadvertently come into contact with them, other peels do. Green peels are, therefore, recognized widely today as a highly safe and successful non-invasive and non-surgical procedure.
Green peels have been around for nearly 40 years now and are currently applied in about as many countries of the world. Depending on the skin type, condition and some other factors, many different formulations can be prepared which can roughly range from full-strength, half-strength and quarter-strength compounds which are carefully applied to the skin using a special massage.
The way a green peel works is very simple and straightforward. When applied, it increases the blood circulation of the skin in the treated area. This happens when the active ingredients in the herbal formulation penetrate deeper into the skin and release valuable active substances such as natural vitamins, plant hormones, enzymes and other beneficial ingredients into the skin. The stimulated blood circulation in turn intensifies metabolism and induces the regeneration of the skin cells and collagen fibers. In the mean while, the tiny herbal particles lightly polish the upper layers of skin causing it to peel off. This gives way to the newly born cells that ultimately replace them.
The whole process takes about 48 hours to complete. However, unlike other peelings it does not keep you away from your activities. Also, in case your skin required more than one treatment, you can have another session after a period of 3 to 4 weeks, with no Injury or damage to the skin.
Green peels are not only established as a skin exfoliation method that reliably provides a safer alternative for general skin rejuvenation and regeneration giving poorly circulated, tired skin a refreshed, younger look.. They are also successfully used with some of the mild skin problems such as impurities of the oily skin that cause acne and enlarged pores, contours of the sagging face, wrinkled, sun-damaged or prematurely aging skin, slack belly, thighs and upper arms, aged looking hands, cellulite, stretch marks, and certain minor scars and skin discolorations. Finally green peels can also be used as a complementary treatment with surgical treatments such as liposuction.
With that said, Green Peels are not to be thought of as panacea for all types of skin problems. For example, one can not expect Green Peels to treat:
- infections (bacterial, fungal, viral and purulent),
- dermatitis (inflammations that result in redness, swelling, itching, or blistering),
- allergic (or hypersensitive) skin,
- thin skin (with telangiectasia and certain forms of rosacea),
- skin alterations or
In these cases other modes of treatment are available and can be recommended.
Even if you appear to be a good candidate for Green Peels, it is wise to carry out patch test before going ahead with it.
Furthermore, if you are on such medication as cortisone, cytostatics (for cancer treatment), isotretinoin (for acne treatment), antibiotics (in general), certain antidepressants, or chloropromazin (a tranquillizer), you may be asked to wait until you come off the medication or may even be completely denied Green Peel treatment.
Finally, if you have recently undergone other treatments such as laser, dermabrasion, collagen or hyaluronic acid treatment or even another peeling treatment, you will need to wait for a few weeks before having a Green Peel.
To state the bottom line, before seriously considering any skin treatment (including Green Peels), it is essential to seek professional assistance.
If in doubt, please don’t hesitate to contact our skincare department for a free consultation session with one of our American Board Certified aesthetic practitioners.