Impressed by the Results

I had my medium peel done by my plastic surgeon a...

I had my medium peel done by my plastic surgeon a few months after having done an upper eyelid lift and rhinoplasty, all of which i'd also recommend. It was a bit uncomfortable but not painful. It looked like a mild sunburn right after. I am 41 and have fair skin with some wrinkles and sun damage spots. A couple of days after the peel, my skin began to peel. It took about 7-9 days for it to completely peel. As my skin peeled off, so did many of the sun spots. The ones that had deeper pigmentation did not peel off. Overall, I was impressed. It did not have any effect on my fine lines and wrinkles. I will be going to my local day spa for my next peel. They have a 50% peel and only charge $80. At some point I'd like to start doing them at home. I know there are web sites that sell various levels of peels. I'd be interested to know if anyone has tried at home peels and at what stregnths.

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I also use Alpha Hydrox Enhanced Lotion 10% Glycolic AHA Anti-Wrinkle as a daily moisture lotion. I use it at night. It stings a little similar to a peel but you get used to it. I use a regular anti wrinkle type moisturizer for daytime. My face feels smooth and looks great with this routine.
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The peel results really don't show up as well as pics in my experience. You could try youtube. People post "how to's" for everything including at home peels.
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Before and after pictures don't show close up detail. Texture improves over time and is gradual. It will not be a stunning difference unless taken after maybe a year or more of weekly peels. I have had much success and satisfaction with the 50% glycolic peel purchased from glycolicpeeldotcom. Start with a 30 and gradually move up in strength. Good luck to all.
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It'd be wonderful if more pics were posted of befores & afters on this site! ;)
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Hello, I am so interested too.Did you find the web site of where to purchase the peel and what is the name of the item? Thanks
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Could you let me know the web site for the peels also? Thak you so much! -- Editor note: This user can be contacted privately by clicking on their username.
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I myself have done 30% Glycolics at home. Was a bit apprehensive at first as I have never done them but once the first one was over it was a piece of cake from there. Just follow the directions carefully and work up in time as you go along in the peel series. I am currently going on my last in a series of 6 30% peels...I have tolerated the 30% very well. I have noticed improvement in my skin texture and tone. My coloring is very even and skin is baby soft. Going to take a month off and start up with either a 40% or 50% for the next series. Can't wait to see the results from that! Just make sure you are purchasing from a reputable seller...there are many out there to choose from.
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Becky656 Glad to hear your results were pleasing to you. I do obtain Glycolic peels on the internet and have been extremely pleased with the results. I use a 50% peel once a week. I also use several other skin treatments at home that I am very pleased with. If you want to know the website for the peels let me know. I dont know if I can publish the info here. If you follow directions to a tee an don't misuse the products you can get great results. Good luck.
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OMG! Where do you buy them? I've done the salon ones always but they add up...Please tell me send me an e-mail if it's not too much trouble.
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