If you’re suffering from tired, aging skin, acne, fine lines, wrinkles, and minor imperfections on the face, hands and neck area, consider the ever-popular Glycolic Peel. This procedure is best performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon such as Adam J. Rubinstein, M.D., F.A.C.S., who is located in Aventura and serves patients in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and the South Florida area.
What is a Glycolic Peel?
A glycolic peel is a mild to moderate chemical peel that uses Glycolic Acid, a type of Alpha Hydroxy Acid, to restore a more youthful appearance to the face and evens out skin tone. Glycolic acid peels are a medium-grade form of chemical peel, meaning that they target the epidermis of your skin rather than penetrating down to the deeper layers. The peel is applied to the skin and eventually peels off, removing dead skin cells and imperfections, leaving a radiant, glowing complexion.
Benefits of the Glycolic Peel
The glycolic peel is a safe and effective, as well as a widely popular treatment to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, acne, scars, and minor imperfections in the skin. A member of the alpha hydroxyl family of natural ingredients, glycolic acid, is a fruit acid derived from sugar cane. When applied to the skin, glycolic acid helps to break up the outer layers of older, damaged, and dryer skin cells on the skin’s surface. By breaking down that outer layer of skin, the fresh, new healthy layer underneath becomes visible, imparting a fresh, smooth, and rejuvenated texture and appearance to the skin.
Who is a Good Candidate for a Glycolic Peel?
Glycolic acid peels shrink pores and improve the overall look of skin on the face and neck, imparting a more youthful and radiant appearance. Dr. Rubinstein recommends this procedure for almost anyone suffering from any of the following conditions:
- Fine wrinkles
- Uneven pigmentation or freckles
- Enlarged pores
How is the Glycolic Peel Applied?
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. Once the peeling process is completed, a fresh layer of new, healthy skin will be visible, and you will notice that your skin appears rejuvenated and luminous.
How Much Does the Glycolic Peel Cost in Miami?
The cost of treatment will depend on various individual factors. Since most major insurance carriers will not cover elective cosmetic procedures such as the Glycolic Peel, Dr. Rubinstein’s office provides easy financing
methods, and accepts cash, check, and major credit cards to help keep treatments affordable for our patients. Our friendly staff will be happy to discuss our flexible payment options with you. Consider a Glycolic Peel as a fast and easy solution for minor skin imperfections such as fine lines, scars, and acne. Dr. Adam J. Rubinstein, a reputable board-certified plastic surgeon in Aventura, provides the Glycolic Peel for patients seeking a dramatic improvement in skin texture but who don’t have time for a more complex treatment. Dr. Rubinstein serves patients in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and the South Florida area. Contact our office for more information about the services that Dr. Rubinstein offers.