Most people would associate acid with something that’s bad for the skin, thinking that they’re incredibly harmful. However, there are mild acids that are completely safe and have specific uses.
Glycolic acid is one such example. Access to glycolic acid has been made available throughout the world. The natural acid originates from sugar cane, and belongs to a family better known as the fruit acids family.
At South Lake OB-GYN in Clermont, our MedSpa offers Glycolic Acids Peels to help rejuvenate your skin. Our highly trained medical staff offers top-of-the-line care and treatment. If you’d like to turn back the clock and try a Glycolic Acid Peel, contact South Lake OB-GYN today.
Glycolic Acid Peels can be used to remove the top layer of your skin, which is most often wrinkled and prone to some kind of damage. It also helps the skin produce collagen and elastin, which are absolutely essential when it comes to eliminating or improving the following skin damages:
- Unwanted lines and wrinkles
- Repairing skin discoloration
- Smoothening rough skin texture
- Remove certain types of acne
- Reduce freckles and dark patches
- Fade existing mild scars
- Shrink pores
- Reverse sun damage
It’s important for the user of glycolic acid to bear in mind that the skin will be extremely sensitive to the sun once the glycolic acid peel has been removed. Anyone who uses a glycolic peel should apply sunscreen every day for a temporary period of time.
How it works
Glycolic acid can come in a variety of different concentrations, with each concentration having a unique purpose. For example, dermatologists tend to use a peels with at least 50 percent glycolic acid concentration. This means that it only need to sit on the damaged area for just a few minutes. These types of peels can also be used during the day since they aren’t time-consuming and relatively easy to use.
There are glycolic acid peels which have a much lower concentration, typically between 15 to 30 percent. These types of peels appear to be less effective but less costly as well, as compared to its 50 percent and over counterpart.
Our spa offers this unique treatment, which revolves almost entirely around glycolic acid peels. This type of treatment only requires you to come in once every 4 to 8 weeks for optimal results, and it won’t take too much time out from your busy schedule.
Most individuals who have gone through glycolic acid peel treatment reported that their skin felt completely fresh after their first session. You may experience a little bit of redness, but it looks no different than a mild sunburn. The redness will dissipate within a matter of hours or days.