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What is a Glycolic Peel?
A Glycolic Peel is also known as an alpha hydroxy acid peel.
Glycolic acid is a natural acid derived from fruit acid found in sugar cane and citrus fruits. It can, however, also be man-made.
Glycolic peels are chemical peels that are used in cosmetic procedures. This peel not only works on the outermost skin level, it also penetrates to the deeper skin layers.
The peel removes the top layer of skin, promoting the production of collagen and elastin. It is a rapid exfoliant that will slough away dead, dry skin cells resulting in an even-toned, radiant and glowing appearance. Your newly exfoliated skin will feel soft and smooth, turning your problem skin into flawless skin.
Who is a candidate for a Glycolic Peel?
Many types of people will benefit from a Glycolic Peel. If you have fine lines and wrinkles, the glycolic acid minimizes their appearance. This is also an excellent choice for application to blemishes and freckles.
Melanin, located primarily in the outer layers of the skin, provides skin color. When the peel is applied to the skin, it breaks up the excess melanin, giving you a more natural looking skin tone.
A Glycolic Peel can also be used in the prevention and treatment of acne and on areas of sun-damaged skin that can potentially contain pre-cancerous cells.
Typically you will see results after just one peel. Following multiple procedures, there will be improved skin texture and a rejuvenated appearance to your skin.
The Glycolic Peel is versatile as well as safe for all skin tones and skin types. It can be used on light to dark skin tones and acne-prone skin as well as on oily, normal, dry or combination skin types.
Dr. Jessica Krant is an excellent choice for those individuals considering Glycolic Peels. Dr. Krant, a dermatologist that is board certified, offers numerous technologically advanced methods including Vivite® 70 percent Glycolic peels with the ability to penetrate multiple skin layers and provide maximum benefits. Glycolic Peels are one of the fastest treatments available today.
Initially, your face will be thoroughly cleansed. The Glycolic Peel will then be applied and allowed to penetrate for several minutes prior to being neutralized and removed with an alkaline solution or water. When your treatment is complete, the skin will have a pinkish tint, with a cream being applied immediately following after the treatment. You may feel a tingly sensation during treatment, which is normal, and it is recommended pain medication be taken prior to the peel.
Once the Glycolic Peel is completed, it is recommended you use a sunscreen of at least SPF 30 that is applied several times throughout each day. Application of a cream recommended by Dr. Krant should be applied nightly and is an important part of your typically short recovery process.