Glycolic Acid Peel
The depth of a chemical exfoliation peel depends on the specific type of glycolic acid treatment and strength of face peel used. If you are looking to uncover a smoother, fresher and younger looking skin beneath what you have now, you might consider a glycolic facial peel. The benefits are immense. Glycolic acid works to improve the skin's appearance by removing the top layers of the skin.
There are many acids on the market, however, the glycolic acid is particularly effective, which is why glycolic acid peels are so popular.
A chemical face peel simply means the process of putting acid onto the skin to exfoliate and "peel" off the dead skin cells. Some acids are mixed or diluted which makes them by far less effective.
At L'Exquisite we only use 100% pure glycolic acid formulated by a doctor.
Why is a Glycolic Skin Peel So Popular?
Because glycolic acid is the gold standard in chemical peels, and the go-to product for many professionals because of its proven ability to transform the skin's health and appearance for any skin type. Glycolic acid also known as AHA - alpha-hydroxy acid, or fruit acid is very effective in treating premature aging, sun damage, acne, mild acne scars, and melasma which are brown patches on the face, like a pregnancy mask.
Glycolic Peel Benefits
Glycolic Acid has the smallest molecular weight amongst all the acids. That allows it to penetrate the skin easily. People who have had an acid face peel are amazed at the results. The benefits are endless especially if you do regular treatments. It stimulates the natural collagen production, diminishes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and removes the dullness caused by dead skin cells and blackheads. Your skin will look radiant, smoother, much brighter and refined. A glycolic peel for acne helps decrease oily skin, acne scars and breakouts.
Again, it's all because glycolic acid has the smallest molecular size of all safe-for-skin acids that enables it to penetrate the skin deep enough to exfoliate thoroughly. If you get it done regularly, and if you care for your skin properly, it's a total miracle-worker leaving your skin fresh radiant and glowing.
How Does The Glycolic Acid Skin Peel Work?
When you decide to have a glycolic acid treatment, book an appointment. We start by thoroughly cleansing your skin. Depending on the condition of your skin, we might even do a pre-peel first, then we apply the AHA peel. You will feel some tingling, a slight stinging, or a bit of a burning sensation, but that won't last long and it doesn't hurt. The peel is left on your skin for just a few minutes. When the time is up we will remove it, and will finish the treatment with our glycolic acid serum and you are done.
There is a lot more involved if you decide to have one of our facials or add on an LED light therapy session. We have lots of options to help your skin look and feel amazing.
After your acid skin peel treatment, we ask that you do not wash your face or your hair, and do not wear makeup until the next day. There is no downtime with this treatment. Just enjoy the results.
If you want to speed up your skin rejuvenation, we recommend four to six glycolic acid peels done at one week intervals.
If you want a much more in-depth rejuvenation, let's discuss a treatment plan that is best suited for your skin and desired result.
Which Areas Can Be Treated With a
Glycolic Acid Chemical Peel?
Pretty much any area of your body. Face, neck, décolleté, hands, arms, elbows, knees, legs, the back.
What is the Best Glycolic Acid Peel?
The skin peels come in different concentrations. Professionals use pure glycolic acid formulations, not buffered once. They are formulated with the right ph level to make sure they are safe for your skin. The glycolic acid products you buy over the counter may not have the correct ph level.
Why is this important?
We have an acid mantle which gives our skin its pH. It ranges anywhere from 4.0 to 7.0. It does everything from protecting our skin from bacteria, viruses, fungi, environmental pollutants, and maintains the skin's moisture barrier and microbiome which is the healthy bacteria that lives on the skin.
Pollutants, detergents, cleansers, soaps, pathogens can disrupt the skin's protective barrier. The higher the pH of whatever you put on your skin, the more disrupting it is to the acid mantle and the moisture barrier.