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With the GREEN PEEL® commemorating its 60th year of success in the aesthetics industry, Dr Elfrieda Fourie reports on the history of this unique natural peel, and why she uses it in her practice.
In 1958 Christine Schrammek had a vision; to develop a unique, natural method for peeling the skin. The Original GREEN PEEL® Herbal Peel was developed at the medical academy in Hindenburg, in collaboration with the scientific director and dermatologist Prof Dr Horazak. For the past 60 years, the Dr Schrammek GREEN PEEL® has successfully been at the forefront of the ever-changing aesthetics industry.
The basis for the original GREEN PEEL® is a herbal compound of controlled biological plant extracts. The active ingredient complex contains aloe vera, horsetail, ribwort, pansy, marigold, chamomile, lungwort and algae. The leaves, flowers, sprouts and roots of the plants are used in a powdered format and manipulated into the skin to achieve results on a myriad of levels.
In the following years, the GREEN PEEL® herbal peeling was enhanced with dermatological methods to tailor the treatment to individual skin conditions by her daughter; Dermatologist Dr Med Christine Schrammek-Drusio. This scientifically solidified theGREEN PEEL® within the global medical aesthetic industry.
A medical approach
There is a misconception that the GREEN PEEL® is a “beauty” treatment – which is incorrect, as it is classified as a medical method due to its delivery of transformative results for a variety of skin concerns. These methods are evidence based and ongoing clinical trials have proven their efficacy.
In 2001, studies were conducted by an independent institute; the medical school and hospital “Uniklinik” in Germany, carried out by Dr Med Phys Katarina Kaspar. The study was conducted over a period of 6-7 months to demonstrate the effect of GREEN PEEL® Herbal Peeling on skin affected by acne and ageing.
In 2009, there was a series of studies using light microscope elasticity measurements with a vacuum pump and ultrasound scans for sun-damaged skin and acne.
Results showed a 33% increase in dermal thickness and a marked improvement in skin smoothness, density and inflammation, meaning firmer, smoother skin with less acne and irritation.
In addition, physicians and aestheticians performing the medical methods of GREEN PEEL® do so through education and certification, as the results are entirely dependent on the correct technique.
The GREEN PEEL® at work
Using different amounts of this unique herbal compound and varying pressure determines the depth and intensity of GREEN PEEL®, and can achieve anything from a glowing complexion to a intense transformative skin rejuvenation.
Exfoliation of the upper layers of the epidermis during the manipulation promotes microcirculation, activates cell metabolism, and stimulates fibroblast cell renewal which boosts the formation of new collagen and elastin fibres.
The medical methods of GREEN PEEL® can be performed on all Fitzpatrick skin types and is indicated to treat a variety of skin conditions including but not limited to; grades of acne, ageing and sun damaged skin (solar elastosis), scars, stretch marks and pigmented skin conditions.
Exceptional results can be achieved when used in combination with additional skin rejuvenation methods including micro-needling, platelet rich plasma, redermalization, radio frequency skin tightening, dermal fillers and wrinkle relaxing injections to name a few.
I have found in my practice that the unique and transformative – GREEN PEEL® has proven to be very popular and a valuable tool to treat all skin concerns presenting in South Africa.
Written by Dr Elfrieda Fourie.
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