Facial skin can be subject to exposure to the sun and elements, which can leave surface layers dry, dull and flaky. In addition, breakouts can occur from clogged pores caused by cosmetic products. A glycolic peel can be an effective way to remove the damaged upper layers of skin to reveal newer, younger looking skin beneath.
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What Is A Glycolic Peel?
Glycolic peels are made from sugar cane. They are among the gentlest type of facial peel. The peels contain alpha hydroxy acid, often called AHA, which exfoliates the upper layers of skin to produce a brighter, clearer, and cleaner complexion, with no downtime for most people. The removal of dead, dry layers of skin help to reduce the look of surface imperfections and give the face a rosy glow.
How Glycolic Peels Work
A glycolic peel can be safely done in a short period of time. The facial skin is thoroughly cleaned before the AHA is applied with a small brush or other applicator. This chemical is left on the skin for several minutes, and the person may feel a slight tingling or burning during the process. The chemical is then neutralized and removed from the face. Generally, a 30 to 70 percent concentration of AHA is used, which results in a smoothing of fine lines, produces a brighter appearance and aids in the absorption of other skin care products.
Careful Use of Glycolic Peels
A number of home treatment glycolic peels are available, but the results from these products can be variable and can lead to skin damage. The safest way to have a glycolic peel is at a medical facility like Las Vegas Laser and Lipo that has in-depth understanding of different skin types and how these products work. Glycolic peels that are done too often can cause unsightly damage to the skin.
Preparing For Your Glycolic Peel
Patients are generally advised to prepare their skin for the peel by cleaning it twice each day for two weeks in advance and using a sunscreen to prevent sunburn. For some patients, treating existing skin conditions may be necessary before doing the peel. We can help determine the best preparatory techniques for your individual needs.
The skin may feel slightly tender after the procedure, and staying out of the sun for a few days is recommended. Air from a small fan blowing on the skin can relieve any minor discomfort. After the initial healing period, sunscreen is recommended to preserve the results and prevent damage from ultraviolet rays.