Glycolic Peel Facial - Durham, NC
This was my first facial and my very trusted...
- 17 Aug 2011
This was my first facial and my very trusted esthetician recommended the glycolic. I'm 33, pure Irish with very pale, fine skin. Fortunatley, I don't have a lot of lines, but I do always have red bumpy cheeks and flaking between my eyes no matter how much I moisturize. She said this would help. Note that this treatment is meant to be done in a series of 3, one month apart. I have only done the one treatment.
After a glycolic peel you are told you will be a "little red", develop some acne, have some flaking and sunscreen and a big hat is a must. They say this lasts 2-3 days. Ok, well I had more than mild redness- I was shiny, splotchy and bright red- I looked like a burn victim. The worst of it (and by worst I mean, can't leave the house bad) lasted about 3 days. There was an additional 10 where I was still very splotchy- maybe my skin reacts more than others? I have to admit, I was terrified my skin would never come back- I looked way worse than when I began. I should also note that concealer and other makeup was not so helpful during this time because of the flaking- it just didn't set.
Fully 2 weeks out and it's looking great! The redness finally subsidided and for the first time in years, I don't have to wear concealer to hide check redness! I really want to go back to do the other 2 treatments, but timing will have to be a consideration- there is no down time with this procedure, just ugly time.
I'm sorry I didn' take before and after pictures, but I do recommend this procedure!
This was performed not by a doctor but by a licensed esthetician.