Glycolic Peel

With time and sun exposure, there is a gradual slow-down in the rate at which old cells leave the surface of the skin and are replaced by newer cells. This results in a surface layer of dead skin cells that are responsible for the appearance of aged skin. If you have superficial wrinkles of the face, neck, upper chest, arms, uneven pigmentation problems, enlarged facial pores, superficial acne scars of the face, or age spots, a peel may be able to give you a smoother, youthful appearing skin of more uniform color.


What is a Glycolic/ Jessner peel?

A Glycolic/Jessner peel is comprised of an all natural alpha hydroxy acid derived from sugar cane. Alpha Hydroxy acids occur naturally in certain fruits and foods. Of all the alpha hydroxy acids, Glycolic Acid is the most promising for skin rejuvenation because it has the smallest molecular size. This small molecular size allows it to penetrate the outer layer of skin to a greater extent than any other alpha hydroxy acid.

How does it work?


First - Done on an outpatient basis, light peels do not require any anesthesia. After preparing the skin, an acid concentration from 20% to 70% will be applied. Acids loosen or dissolve the glue-like substance that holds the outer layer cells to each other and to the underlying skin. These thick, piled up, clinging cells are responsible for the appearance of rough, dry, scaly skin, and brown age or sun damage spots. When the "glue" is loosened, the outer skin sloughed away, leaving the underlying skin with a smooth, moist, refined, vibrant appearance. The acid loosens the dead cells which block the follicles and cause acne. Once the follicle clears, the acid continues to work to prevent acne from recurring.


Second - Acid affects deeper layers of the skin by regenerating collagen and elastin. Clinical studies show marked disappearance of fine lines and reduction of coarser, deeper wrinkle Alpha hydroxy acids or AHAs, rejuvenate the skin by encouraging the shedding of old, sun-damaged surface skin cells. Glycolic acid is the alpha hydroxy acid most frequently used for facial treatments. An ideal treatment for busy people who are unable to take time off work for a deeper peel or laser resurfacing, peels gently retexture the skin over a period of a few months. (A peel treatment takes about 15 - 20 minutes!)

Benefits include:


  • Repair skin damage from years of sun exposure
  • Repair and remove fine facial lines anywhere on your face
  • Removal or decrease of lip creases, crows feet and deep forehead lines
  • Completely peels & removes dry flaky skin
  • Minimize appearance of enlarged pores
  • Improves skin tone and texture
  • Improves some scarring
  • Improves acne, pimples, black heads, and clogged pores by killing the bacteria
  • Lessen freckles and age spots on face the face or body
  • Lighten skin and dark spots

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