Glycolic peels have become increasingly popular for use in a variety of salons and skin care clinics. Essentially formulated from AHAs (alpha hydroxy acids), they can only be administered by a doctor once they are of a certain stretch and concentration.
Cosmetic Doctor in Dublin run a busy Acne Clinic and often uses glycolic peels at an appropriate concentration to help patients with acne.
Glycolic acid is a transparent, colourless liquid and the peel strengths come in varying percentages, but usually start from 30% and go up to 75% concentrations.
What do Glycolic Acid Peels Do?
Glycolic acid peels can fix and repair many unwanted skin issues. In general, they can:
- Help reduce active acne
- Help eliminate blackheads
- Deep clean pores
- Improve the appearance of light wrinkles
- Stimulate natural collagen production
- Even out skin tone
- Brighten skin colour
- Fade acne marks
- Fade hyperpigmentation
- Smooth rough skin
Keep in mind that each of these treatment benefits will depend on your skin, the strength of the peel, and the number of peels you get. You will usually need more than one peel to achieve your desired skin results.
What to Expect from Glycolic Acid Peels
Dr. Fay will often recommend that you start off with a low percentage glycolic peel and increase the concentration over time to ensure your skin can tolerate it without any ill-effects.
When you first start getting peels, the peel solution may be left on your skin for a short amount of time; and as you get more peels and your skin adjusts to the acid, the peels can then be left on for a longer period of time. It will also depend on how the patient feels and how comfortable they are.
Is Glycolic Peel painful?
If you have gradually built up your skin’s tolerance to the stronger glycolic acid peel, your tolerance and comfort level should be fine.
Find out more about our Glycolic Peels for treating acne by calling on 01 685 3100.