Glycolic Peel

Glycolic peel is a chemical peel with a small molecular structure so it can travel deep into the layers of the skin. The procedure begins with thoroughly cleaning the skin by using a cleanser with a low percentage of glycolic. Then, a glycolic solution is applied on the skin in a horizontal and vertical motion consecutively for up to five minutes. The solution exfoliates the tough, dull, dead layer of skin and penetrates through the skin layer to rejuvenate and regenerate the skin cells underneath. The solution is then neutralized and washed off the skin. Once removed, the skin is treated with a light SPF moisturizer.

Ideal candidates want to alleviate acne, smooth wrinkles, improve skin texture, eliminate age spots and reduce the effects of sun damage. The best candidates are patients with fair skin and light hair. Patients with a history of facial scarring, recurrent cold sores, skin infections, heart diseases or diabetes are not ideal candidates.

The cost depends on a variety of factors including the surgeon's level of expertise, the geographic location of the procedure and if other procedures are performed at the same time. The cost of a glycolic peel ranges from $600-$1500.

The procedure rejuvenates the skin and gives it a better look, texture and tone. The treated areas take a week to heal. There could be some swelling, redness, irritation dryness, or stinging sensation in the treated area after the treatment. Patients should avoid unprotected exposure to the sun and certain cosmetic treatments like facial scrubs. The results will last for about one to two months.

Glycolic Acid Peels

Glycolic Acid Peels

submitted on   Wed Jan, 27, 2016 by Tess Mauricio, MD     
Glycolic acid peels, also known as light chemical peels, are a non-invasive treatment that uses glycolic acid to penetrate the skin in order to make the stratum corneum less sticky and cause exfoliation. It rejuvenates the skin by removing dead skin cells and allowing newer, younger skin to come...