A Glycolic Acid Peel, or Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) Peel, is a gentle surface Chemical Peel that removes the top layer of your skin. The Glycolic Peel process jump-starts the production of new collagen and elastin and, consequently, decreases fine lines and wrinkles, evens out skin discoloration, and improves the skin’s appearance.
Although a single treatment with an AHA Peel can enhance your skin’s appearance, additional treatments will have the greatest benefit, including enhancing your skin’s texture and decreasing the signs of aging or sun damage. You may also use a maintenance program with AHA products to regularly apply at home.
For an in-office Glycolic Peel you’ll experience a tingling or mild stinging sensation when the peel is applied to your face. Immediately following the treatment, you should be able to wear makeup and return to your daily routine.
Related Skin Care Treatments:
- Blue Peel
- Chemical Peel
- TCA Peel