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Even though the glycolic acid peel is mainly an exfoliation treatment, some skin defects could be tackled by getting this treatment done. The treatment is commonly obtained for its anti-aging effect, but also skin defects such as hyperpigmentation or acne scars.
Treatment with a glycolic acid peel can be quite advantageous for the skin. The solution can stimulate the body’s ability to produce collagen; this is the substance that keeps our skin smooth and youthful. Glycolic acid peels can also reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, making it an effective anti-aging treatment. This treatment also has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties with limited downtime.
In order to explain how a glycolic acid peel works, we need to explain the term “peel”. When a dermatologist speaks about a peel, it involves applying a product on the skin that will increase
epidermal cell proliferation and remove plugs and stratum corneum within the pores. The glycolic acid peel is classed under this kind of process.
The benefits of a glycolic acid peel are provided because of the nature of the glycolic acid as a compound. It is safe for the skin and it is small in the structure; this means it can easily penetrate the
skin and execute its benefits.
A glycolic acid peel can be seen as a special exfoliating solution that removes dead skin cells from the body. Therefore, it is a treatment that can be compared to some of the commercial chemical peels found in stores. However, glycolic acid peels are more powerful with higher concentrations and can only be executed by a trained medical professional. Lactic acid is considered a gentler exfoliant than glycolic acid, which can be a consideration for those with sensitive skin or dry skin.
To start treatment with the glycolic acid peel, the peel will be applied to the patient’s skin by a trained
medical professional. The product will then interact with the skin and remove a layer of dead skin
cells. It will also exfoliate and remove any unwanted residues from your skin; this can include dirt, makeup, and oil. Additionally, this treatment stimulates collagen production and has a skin tone brightening effect.
Treatment with a peel does require patients to be a little careful with the products they use after the face treatment. Even though interactions are minor after your treatment, patients need to be aware of them, so they can protect their skin in the best way possible. Shortly after your face treatment, it is recommended to avoid products with a high concentration of retinol or vitamin C. These products can cause side effects such as increases in skin sensitivity or cause excessive dryness.
During your post-peel recovery process, it is important to have ample protection against sun exposure and sunburns. Direct sunlight can cause premature skin damage anyway and having a glycolic acid peel can increase your sensitivity to UV rays for a period of time. Fortunately, there are several things one can do to protect himself or herself against the sun. When you leave the Dr Lanzer Clinic after your treatment, it is best to stay out of direct sunlight when possible. Stay in the shade when possible and always use a good sunscreen lotion before you leave the house. Not only will this protect your skin, but it can also further stave off some common signs of aging.
The use of too many products – and sometimes even the wrong products – could cause your skin to become weaker and less strong; this is not just applicable after a glycolic acid peel treatment, but a lesson for your skincare routine overall. To avoid using the wrong products and to get the most out of your skincare routine, it is always recommended to speak to an experienced dermatologist. The use of products with salicylic acid, hyaluronic acid, retinoids and BHA after glycolic acid peel should be informed by a qualified dermatologist. Dermatologists can also provide you with the best product recommendations including cleanser, moisturizer, toner and exfoliator for your skin concerns and skin type.
Do you require an appointment for a glycolic acid peel or skin resurfacing? These treatments are provided by the Dr Lanzer Clinic! To make an appointment for this treatment, please call our friendly team via telephone, email, or the website contact form.Request consultation
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Glycolic acid is a substance referred to as AHA, which stands for alpha-hydroxy acid. AHA can be obtained from various sources; this includes sugarcane. Of course, as with most substances, alpha-hydroxy acids can be obtained from countless other sources.
Glycolic acid peels are usually performed on the face but can be used on the neck decolletage, arms and legs. It is best combined with aha and vitamin a creams D’lumiere esthetique.
Glycolic acid peels are good for any signs of sun damage, acne breakouts, blackheads, dark spots, pores and pigmentation. It is best to use with anti-aging and rejuvenating skin care products such as aha, vitamin a, vitamin c as in the D’lumiere range.