Glycolic acid is a naturally-derived substance that gently removes dead surface skin cells. Glycolic peels are a great way to rejuvenate your skin and produce collagen. This acid has great exfoliating abilities, which makes it ideal for treating fine lines and wrinkles, sun spots, and acne scars.
Glycolic acid is absorbed readily by the skin, resulting in a rapid shedding of your dead skin layer. This shedding process reveals your bright, glowing skin underneath!
What will a Glycolic Peel do for me?
Glycolic Peels are a great way to improve:
- Skin appearance and texture
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Photo-damaged skin, brown spots
What does a Glycolic Peel feel like? Does it hurt?
You may experience some light tingling, stinging or heat during your treatment. Each treatment takes 5-10 minutes, and we can provide a fan to make you more comfortable. The treatment does not require anesthetic.
What will my skin look like after my Glycolic Peel?
Your skin will initially be slightly pink or red, depending on how you respond to the treatment. In a few days, you may notice some light flaking or peeling of your skin. This is normal and is a sign that the peel is working to remove the top layer of dead, damaged skin.
If the nurse performed extra spot treatments to your skin, you may have some areas that are crusty or scabby for 1-2 weeks. These areas will peel and should not be picked. Picking can result in scarring and discoloration.
What are my risks from having a Glycolic Peel?
The risks are very low from having a Glycolic Peel. However, if you pick at any areas that are crusty or scabby you may notice that the areas get darker temporarily. Scarring is extremely rare.
What are the benefits of a Glycolic Peel vs. Microdermabrasion?
Both treatments deliver similar results. Our patients choose Glycolic Peels if their schedules are busy and they need a quick treatment to deliver optimum results.
I have little flat bumps on my face. Will the Glycolic Peel remove them for me?
Glycolic Peels do well for superficial lesions, like the kind you see from acne. We use an additional special chemical for thick, warty spots. This additional chemical may slightly affect the cost and downtime of your treatment.
When can I schedule?
Give us a call at 301-698-2424. We’ll get you scheduled with our provider as soon as possible.