Glyderm’s glycolic acid peels can be used to soothe and alleviate the signs of mild to moderate aging. This treatment is suggested for someone that has sun damaged skin, age spots, mild scarring, fine lines, and wrinkles. This type of acid facial peel can also be used on acne-prone skin. It is suitable for use on the top of hands, back, neckline, and face. It is useable on all skin types and colors.
What is Glycolic acid?
The acid itself was initially created from the sugarcane plant. It has been proven to display anti-aging and exfoliating abilities. Chemically speaking, the acid reduces cohesion by weakening the bonds between skin cells. This effort makes the outermost layer of the skin smoother and more compact.
At the same time, glycolic acid enhances the firmness and moisture of the skin. This skincare causes your skin to feel softer and smoother and look younger and brighter. The other active ingredient is Citrus Medica Limonum Fruit Extract. This fruit acid has anti-inflammatory properties and a natural source of vitamin C.
What are the benefits?
A glycolic acid facial has a long list of benefits that could add to your skin care routine:
● “Enhances cellular turnover.
● Reduces corneocyte cohesion and keratin plugs.
● Promotes collagen deposition and elastin production.
● Minimizes the appearance of pigmentation irregularities.
● Softens fine lines.
● Creates brighter, plumper skin that looks and feels firmer, smoother and more supple.”
How do I use it?
This deep peeling treatment was created as an in-office procedure to be used by physicians and professionals. These skin peels are safe, gentle, and effective. The separate one-use packages come in a variety of concentrations. They range from 20% to 70% which allows your skincare professional to customize each treatment. It is recommended that you receive these peels as a series of 6 treatments usually two weeks apart. The actual process itself takes about a total of three minutes. There are also stages of preparation that you should remember as the patient.
1. One week before the peel, you should avoid any other facial treatments other than a light cleaning. This includes waxing, electrolysis, retinols, facial scrubbings, and drying or other peeling products.
2. On the day of the chemical peel, you need to avoid extended exposure to the sun and do not shave the predetermined area for 2 hours before the peel.
3. Following the peel, you can expect skin tightness or redness that should only last a short time. Your skin could be more sensitive than usual for the next 72 hours. You should get in touch with your healthcare professional if you experience any significant side effects for more than 3-5 days.
Reasons to avoid glycolic acid facials.
● Pre-existing allergies to lemon extract or glycolic acid.
● Active infections.
● Sunburn, windburn, or lesions.
● If you are currently receiving oncological treatments.
● If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
● If you have a compromised immune system.
● Any other medical condition ruled relevant by your acting physician.
Contact us today about scheduling a consultation for your Glyderm Glycolic acid peel at 314-909-0633 or our offices in Des Peres, Missouri.
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