Why do I need it?
To stimulates the skin and help to reduce cell build up at the lower levels of the skin. This superficial 30 minutes peel treatment appeals to clients who want to visibly improve the appearance of their skin with zero-downtime; enabling them to immediately apply make up and continue with their usual activities. This resurfacing peel is also an excellent option to maintain results in between more aggressive procedures.
What is it?
Skin Refresher peel is non-invasive superficial Glycolic acid peels is known as an “alpha hydroxy acid,” or “AHA.” Alpha hydroxy acids are a family of acids that occur naturally in various fruits and foods, and are often collectively referred to as fruit acids. Glycolic acid found in sugar cane has received the most attention medically because it has the smallest molecule of all the AHAs. This small molecular weight enables glycolic acid to penetrate more effectively and to ultimately bring about the most dramatic and beneficial changes of all the AHAs.
Among other things, glycolic acid loosens the “glue-like” attachments or cellular cement that is characteristic of many skin conditions such as acne, photo damage (environmental ageing), and hyperpigmentation. This non-invasive lifting of the cells in the stratum corneum enables glycolic acid to act as a phenomenal resurfacing agent that can immensely improve the appearance of the skin and has even proven to be a valuable tool in reducing the depth of acne scarring.
Glycolic acid peels (formulated from sugar cane) are virtually downtime-free skin treatments, which come with mild redness or irritation as the only likely after-effect. Glycolic acid chemical peels are ideal for people who suffer from excess sebum, and these treatments may rejuvenate the skin without much downtime. Glycolic acid peels, in particular, contain alphahydroxy acids (AHAs) that gently exfoliate the skin to unclog oil-filled sebaceous glands. Peels that utilize AHAs penetrate the skin and help remove layers of dull, dry skin. The skin renewal cycle is roughly 28 to 32 days without any exfoliation assistance, but AHA peels can speed up the process. A series of five in-office peels (spaced three weeks apart) can be effective for alleviating minor skin spots and blemishing.
How does it work?
An advanced skin health resurfacing peel is designed to work with the skin’s chemistry, not against it. When performed by a certified skin care professional, it safely removes dull outer layers of skin and helps the skin underneath regenerate for a smooth, radiant complexion and skin looks healthy, dewy and more radiant when it is deeply exfoliated. Alphahydroxy acids (AHAs) in concentrations of 30 percent or more are applied for two to five minutes (or more) to slough away the upper layer of dead skin cells as well as penetrate into the upper layers of the dermis to soften fine lines, promote a rosy glow, encourage better penetration of other skin-care products or even dry an acne flare up.
What can I expect?
As your skin goes through the renewal process, side effects may include, but not limited to, stinging, itching-irritation, redness, swelling, tightness, peeling and scabbing of the skin. it is normal to experience dryness, redness and tightness, as well as some peeling or flaking within a week. Avoid sweating, exercising, hot baths or showers, scrubbing, picking or rubbing, which could lead to scarring. This treatment may cause increased sensitivity to the skin depending on the skin type and home care regimen.
How long before you see results?
After you get a glycolic acid peel, you might not see the your expected results immediately. This doesn’t mean the peel didn’t work! It simply takes time for your skin to recover from the peel, so it will take time for your skin to show any improvements. Your skin will usually look better a week after you get the peel. If, however, your skin still doesn’t look any better after a few weeks, you might have to get a stronger peel the next time.
Certain skin issues also take multiple glycolic peels before they start getting better. So, it may be several weeks or months (depending on the number of peels you get) before you start seeing any changes in your skin. Glycolic acid peels are often used for fading hyperpigmentation and red marks. One peel will not make them go away, but you should start seeing an improvement in dark skin spots after the third glycolic peel.
You can usually maintain your peel results by having one done every three weeks. However, light glycolic acid peels (30%) can be performed every two weeks if you so desire.
Some people like to freshen up their skin by getting a peel done before a wedding or big day of some sort. However, unless you are getting the peel done a week or more in advance, this is a bad idea. Besides needing time for the peel to work and for your skin to heal, you might even breakout or experience excessive redness/irritation. These are all things you don’t want on an important day!