A glycolic peel is a mild to moderate chemical peel that uses Glycolic Acid, a type of Alpha Hydroxy Acid, which restores a more youthful appearance to the face and evens out skin tone.
Who Can Benefit From a Glycolic Peel?
If you have any of the following conditions, you may be a good candidate for a glycolic peel:
What is the Procedure Like?
A glycolic peel takes about 30 minutes and is sometimes called a "lunchtime" procedure because you can go home or back to work immediately afterward. It is performed in the doctor's office and is minimally painful. The chemical is applied, your skin is washed, and a moisturizer is applied. You may need to have more than one glycolic peel in order to achieve your desired result.
What Can I Expect During Recovery?
Your skin may be a bit pink or red for a few hours after the procedure, but you can apply makeup and resume normal activities immediately. There will be mild peeling during the week or two following the procedure.
What Are the Risks of a Glycolic Peel?
Glycolic peels are very simple and safe procedures, and complications are extremely rare. The doctor may conduct a test peel in a small area to ensure that you will not have an adverse reaction to the glycolic acid.