A Glycolic Acid Peel – Yes or No?
Perhaps you have heard about the effects of glycolic acid peels, but a lot of us get an uneasy feeling after hearing the word “acid”. But something you should know is that glycolic acid actually does wonders for the skin! Below we will go over the pros and cons of a glycolic acid peel so you can determine if it’s right for you and your skin.
The definition of glycolic acid is an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) made from sugarcane. It actually is a very popular ingredient used often in skincare products due to its exfoliation properties. You can find in facewashes and in some lower concentration creams and lotions.
Applying a glycolic acid solution to the face can help remove the outermost layers of your skin, cleaning out clogged pores and revealing fresher, smoother, and brighter skin underneath. A glycolic acid peel can come in different concentrations with different strengths to them. This can be customized to your skin to target different types of skin problems including acne, discoloration, uneven skin tone, and uneven texture.
Glycolic Acid Peel Benefits
Since the peel removes dull, damaged layers and dead skin cells, the treatment can help address skin concerns like scarring, wrinkles, acne, fine lines, uneven skin tones, photoaging, and hyperpigmentation. It also stimulates collagen production, while suppressing excess oil production. This will give you healthier looking skin…for longer!
Is a Glycolic Peel right for me?
This treatment is right for most people who want to target general skin concerns like uneven skin tone and texture. Plus, glycolic acid peels that have a lower concentration are safe for all skin types! If you are otherwise healthy but struggle with mild acne and uneven skin tone or quality, you are the ideal candidate!
If you are someone with extremely sensitive skin or have an active skin infection, a chemical peel is definitely something you want to avoid. Also, if you are currently taking an acne prescription with retinols or retinoids, you should stop using your medication 2 weeks prior to your glycolic acid peel. As always, we do not recommend any at-home peels. Always get Glycolic Acid peels done by a professional.
How Does a Glycolic Peel Work?
Vina Laser Med Spa will start off with an initial consultation to determine if a Glycolic Acid Peel is right for you, your skin, and your general areas of concern.
Contact Vina Laser Med Spa today at 989-791-2020 with any question you may have or to book your Glycolic Acid Peel!