The Glycolic Peel is a safe and painless exfoliation process that removes a micro-thin top layer of skin. This form of skin rejuvenation uses glycolic acid to remove damaged cells on the top layer of skin. Removal of damaged cells stimulates cell division that results in plumper, healthier young cells.
A glycolic peel is comprised of an all natural alpha hydroxyl acid derived from sugar cane. Alpha Hydroxyl acids occur naturally in certain fruits and foods.
Improved skin texture, colour and tone
Diminishes fine lines
Diminished/completely reduced acne
Increased moisture content
The procedure smoothes and softens the skin, diminishes fine lines, decreases acne outbreaks, evens out coloration and lightens hyperpigmented areas.
The Glycolic Peel can be performed on the face, neck, chest, hands and even the arms and legs. The solution is applied to the skin and patients usually note a burning sensation similar to a sunburn after the procedure. As with any exfoliation or resurfacing, it is important to use sunscreens, because the skin is more susceptible to injury by the sun.
Glycolic acid removes old, damaged cells on the top layer of skin and as a result it smoothes and softens the skin, diminishes fine lines, decreases acne outbreaks, evens out skin tone coloration and lightens hyperpigmented areas.
Mild Glycolic Acid-based peels take about 20 minutes. Most people notice a change in the skin right away. For optimal effect it is recommended that Glycolic Peels are performed weekly for six weeks.
Side Effects: Occasionally, patients with very sensitive skin may have mild temporary redness or irritation.
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