Chemical peels are one of the premier ways of doing away with wrinkles, if the wrinkles are not too deeply set. Many men and women who opt for a glycolic acid peel understand that chemicals are used to treat their wrinkles; however, they might not understand what exactly a chemical peel is.
What is a Glycolic Acid Peel?
A glycolic acid peel is a chemical solution that is prepared using glycolic acid. Glycolic acid is extremely soluble when it’s mixed with water and other liquid ingredients. Glycolic acid is quite versatile when you consider that it is used in the manufacturing of certain foods as a flavoring additive. It’s also used as a dying agent in the textile industry, mostly as a tanning agent. And, yes, it’s also used as a part of the formulation of chemical peels for reducing fine lines and wrinkles.
How Glycolic Acid Peels Remove Wrinkles
Glycolic acid is actually a natural substance because it’s developed out of fruit acids and sugar cane. When a chemical peel composed of glycolic acid is applied to the skin, it has a natural way of removing binding agents that keep dead and damaged skin attached to the fresher, younger skin underneath. The layer underneath the damaged skin will always be smoother, healthier-looking and freer of wrinkles and other skin blemishes.
What to Understand
You should understand that results from a glycolic acid peel cannot replace the kind of results that are possible with facelifts and laser procedures. Thus, if you have fine lines, wrinkles and even scars from acne but you’re not quite ready for surgical procedures, a glycolic acid peel is perfect for you. Maybe later in life, when the wrinkles get deeper and sagging skin gets worse, you might opt for plastic surgery or laser procedures.
The Glycolic Acid Peel Procedure
The professional performing the procedure will first clean your face thoroughly. Then the glycolic acid peel will be applied to the skin and left for a while for your skin to absorb it. This forces the outer skin to die off, revealing the younger and fresher skin underneath. Once you see the results, you will be amazed how a simple glycolic acid chemical peel can highly improve your appearance.
Addressing Your Wrinkles
If you are interested in the benefits of a glycolic acid peel and are located in the Clermont or surrounding area, schedule a consultation with the team at South Lake OB/GYN to learn more about this phenomenal procedure. Contact us today to book your appointment!