Diary: Lira Clinical Peels Were the Talk of DSANZ’s Latest Training

Last week, Professional Beauty Online Editor Hannah Gay joined Dermal Supplies Australia New Zealand (DSANZ) GM Grant Edgley, alongside NSW, WA and ACT Education and Development Manager, Kristen Schultz for training. 

Class took place in front of a group of DSANZ’s NSW clinic partners. The all-day training event was held at endota spa, The Rocks in Sydney. 

Skincare therapists and clinic owners new to DSANZ’s Lira Clinical portfolio, as well as those after a brand refresher, undertook the training. The focus of the day was to educate partners on how to utilise Lira skincare solutions in conjunction with aligned DSANZ brands such as Saint Minerals, TRUDERMAL and Intrametica. 

Hosted by Kristen, most of the day’s training involved theoretical study of the skin and its functionality. Lira Clinical offers a range of professional-only peels, with discussion on each peel a core focus. Kristen discussed ‘The Protocol Process’ in detail, from cleansing and peel application, to steps to balance, restore and protect the skin. 

Also discussed was what to do and what not to do with contraindications like chemical burns and frosting. Kristen explained how to navigate a ‘treatment GPS’, and how and where to introduce Lira Clinical throughout the client experience.

Here’s how to use Lira Clinical peels:

For that pre-event ‘WOW’, therapists should choose Vita Brite. The peel contains 35% pineapple and papaya enzyme, as well as mandelic acid. Kristen advised that clients should be checked for almond allergies on the inner arm prior to undergoing this treatment.

For signs of slight congestion and dullness, and skin needing a bit of a boost, therapists should choose Pumpkin Plus Definer. The peel contains 35% pumpkin enzyme. Kristen advised the peel should be removed after three minutes.

To resolve signs of pigmentation/melasma and/or stubborn acne, therapists should choose Lactic Clear Definer. The peel contains 40% lactic acid. Kristen advised the peel should be removed after two minutes. Kristen explained that this peel is different to other lactics in the industry due to its inclusion of tyrosinase-inhibitors.

Kristen’s tip: Peels should be applied first to the forehead, and last to the cheeks (as the cheeks ‘grab’ the ingredients first.

For age management, collagen loss and developing lines, therapists should use Hydroxy 30. The peel contains 40% glycolic acid, and is suitable for a Fitzpatrick type 1 through to a light Fitzpatrick type 3. Kristen said this is a great treatment to coincide with fillers, as it adds fat and plumpness to the face.

For acneic and ageing skin, therapists should choose Sal Pulp. The peel contains 20% salicylic acid. It acts as a pulp delivery system, so there’s no need to remove it.

Kristen’s tip: If the client communicates they are experiencing a pain level six or above out-of-ten, a peel should be removed immediately.

To treat acne, ageing and pigment, therapists should choose Beta Plus. This peel functions in a similar way to Sal Pulp, yet is suitable for a Fitzpatrick type 3 and above. It contains tyrosinase and melanin inhibitors.

To treat acne, ageing, pigment and scaring, therapists should choose Mineral Jessner. This peel contains 14% salicylic acid, 14% lactic, and 14% resorcinol. Kristen explained this peel is less aggravating as others in the market, and referred to this treatment as a chemical version of skin needling. 

To treat acne grades 1-4, super textured skin, stretch marks, and pigment, therapists should choose Green Power. The peel contains spongia officinalis, and works to control acne production using  plant stem cells.

And to treat all skin types, therapists should choose the Mineral Retinol peel. This peel heroes retinol – a really large molecule that cannot penetrate beyond the stratum corneum. Therefore, the solution should be left on for five hours before removal. The result? Shedding. Mineral Retinol is designed to assist with all other treatments.

In addition, Kristen also introduced Lira’s latest peel to launch. Designed to aid with acne, scarring, large pores, and age management, the new solution heroes acetic and salicylic acids, and can provide a tightened, “snatched” look to clients who experience it. Kristen was excited to launch a “new generation peel, [made] to stay relevant in today’s market; clients don’t want down-time.” The peel is due to roll out in early May 2023.

For more information on upcoming training sessions, call DSANZ on 1800 717 525.

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