The Glycolic Acid Peel
Glycolic Acid, also known as hydroxyacetic acid and Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA), is a non-toxic chemical exfoliant naturally found in sugar beets, unripe grapes and sugarcane. Glycolic Acid dissolves the uppermost layer of the epidermis (the corneocyte layer) thus revealing fresh, smooth skin.
The exfoliating effect of the AHA acid simultaneously yields increased skin tissue hydration as a result of the new plump dermisí capacity to bind water. Glycolic Acid improves the lipid barrier function thus promoting healthy skin regeneration and development.
More Than Skin Deep
Glycolic Acidís exceptional propensity for skin penetration counteracts a number of typical skin ailments such as fine lines and wrinkles, irregular skin pigmentation and clogged pores (which can lead to acne eruptions).
Glycolic Acid reverses the damage of photoaging by stimulating collagen and elastin production consequently increasing skin resilience and strength. The accelerated tissue proliferation restructures the dermis and improves overall skin health and agility.
Glycolic Peels are a mainstream choice throughout the medical spa community due to Glycolic Acidís ability to safely, yet effectively break down dead, mature layers of pore-clogging proteins and lipids.
Glycolicís primary appeal over its counterparts is due to its progressive range of cumulative controllable results. ís turnover rate has been accelerated thus rendering a supple ďglowĒ.
Glycolic Peel Information
Skin Type: Glycolic Acid is generally safe for most skin types particularly normal to combination, sun damaged and mature skin. Sensitive skin should progress product potency over time.
Standard Benefits: Reduction of acne, ingrown hairs, wrinkles and fine lines, increased collagen and elastin growth (skin barrier repair), improved texture and clarity.
Side Effects: A temporary burning sensation has been noted upon initial contact as well as heightened skin sensitivity, redness and peeling. Vigilant broad-spectrum sunscreen use is crucial for post-peel success.
Potency/Strength: Ranging from LIGHT (20% Ė 30%), MEDIUM (40% Ė 50%) and DEEP (60% Ė 70%).
The PH Factor: PH determines the acidity or alkalinity of a chemical solution. As the PH lowers, the Glycolic Acidís intensity/strength increases.
Ingredients: Deionized Water, Glycolic Acid, Sodium Hydroxide, Xanthan Gum, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Potassium Sorbate, Hexylene Glycol.
Caution: Please read peel instructions! When proper direction is administered, risks are minimal. However, always protect the new skinís delicate barrier with MedPeelís Hyaluronic Moisturizer Serum and Age-Defy SPF 30 + Moisturizer.
Downtime: Mild/Moderate Ė Varies accordingly to individual skin traits and elected Glycolic Peel strength/potency. Superficial to medium depth peels approximately require a 7 to 10 day recuperation period.
Maintenance: Maintain long-term results of a Glycolic Peel with regular use of MedPeelís Glycolic Acid 10% Exfoliator as well as habitual use of SPF 30 or higher.
Sunburn Alert: This product contains an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) that may increase your skin's sensitivity to the sun and the possibility of sunburn. Use a sunscreen, wear protective clothing, and limit sun exposure while using this product.