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A glycolic peel is a light chemical peel that is an exceptional cosmetic option for individuals who seek smoother, youthful, and more radiant skin. A glycolic peel uses a mild alphahydroxy acid (AHA) derived from sugar cane to produce a light peel of the outermost damaged layers of the skin. Many experts believe that the glycolic AHA is the most promising for skin rejuvenation because it has the smallest molecular size. A glycolic peel is an excellent non-surgical minimally invasive procedure that can treat fine facial wrinkles, acne, uneven pigment, and skin dryness.
A glycolic peel in an excellent alternative to deeper peels for those patients who do not wish to go through the discomfort and recovery period required of the latter. A glycolic peel can be done without an anesthetic (though a sedative may be used in the patient's best interest or request). This technique can provide dramatic changes with virtually no skin redness or other unwanted after effects. A patient will be able to resume normal activities after a glycolic peel almost immediately. Time off from work and other responsibilities is not required.
The glycolic peel works by loosening and reducing the glue-like substance that holds the damaged outer skin cells to each other and the underlying tissues. This action sluffs off the unhealthy layers of skin and also unblocks the follicles to reduce and prevent acne. The glycolic peel then works deeper into the skin to rejuvenate and regenerate collagen and elastin. This effect can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and make the skin more radiant, vibrant, and younger looking.
The glycolic peel treatment that a patient receives will be tailored to his or her skin and aesthetic goals. Most patients will require a series of treatments combined with home care in order to achieve the optimal results. A glycolic peel is given by a certified and trained cosmetic practitioner in a doctor's office, surgery center, or hospital. If you would like to learn more about the amazing benefits of a glycolic peel, please contact us to speak with a reputable and experienced board certified cosmetic surgeon in your area.