Glycolic peels smooth and soften, diminish fine lines, reduce the appearance of brown spots, reduce acne outbreaks, and give a glow to the skin. They are a safe and painless exfoliation process that can be performed on the face, neck, and chest, as well as on the hands, arms, and legs.
Peels begin at a strength of 30% glycolic acid and increase in strength over the course of treatment. Generally, a series of three to six treatments spaced two to three weeks apart are recommended for optimum results.
The medical peel process takes about 15-20 minutes. After the peel, skin will redden and there will be a burning sensation similar to sunburn, but normal activities can be resumed. Make-up should not be applied for 24-48 hours.
After a peel, it is important to use sunscreen because the skin is more susceptible to injury by the sun. Periodic re-treatments can maintain your skin’s improvement.