Glycolic Peel

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A glycolic peel, or alpha hydroxy acid peel, removes your top layer of skin, prompting the production of new collagen and elastin. LEARN MORE ›

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Hi Dolls,I'm back. In April 2015, I had a tummy tuck with muscle repair and lipo. I feel great and it was a good experience for me.Now, I'm having an issue with my skin, I've always had dry facial skin but recently it's been more problematic. My forehead in particular feels like sandpaper.... READ MORE

I just started a series (trying for 6) of at home Glycolic Acid Peels. Yesterday was my second peel spaced 1 week apart. I left the peel on for 10 minutes and on day 2 the brown spots have emerged and some crusting has formed, I am using Eucerin and Coconut Oil for moisturizing. I left this peel... READ MORE

I approached my dermatologist about the "ruddiness" appearance my skin was taking as I age. I felt my pores were growing larger and looked like an orange peel around my nose. I also wanted to achieve a brighter, smoother appearance. He referred me to his wife, a licensed aesthetician who... READ MORE

This reviewer is affiliated with RealSelf. The views expressed here are their own and do not reflect the views of RealSelf, Inc.I am starting to document my Glycolic Peel to see if I have any improvement in my skin. I have rolling and pitted acne scars and I am treating some wrinkles on my... READ MORE

I received a facial on Monday at a well known skin institute. Little did I know, the woman applied a 10% glyolic peel on my small acne scars... She said the redness will go away within a few hours and I could continue about my day. Well, that did not happen. My skin swelled up, is super red, and... READ MORE

Hi Everyone! I have been doing peels at home for at least a year - that's when I started taking photos to document any and all changes. I have done a variety of peels - but mostly stick with Glycolic. I started at 20% and over time have gone up in strength - now at 50% (where I have seen the... READ MORE

I had in home glycolic acid 50 percent peel to reduce remove black pigmentation from acne. Here is my face on the 22nd and 3rd day. Is it normal ? I got no pain but still red marks. l had fluid secretition on the first night and 2nd morning, but it stopped. Initially I thought it was sweat. :)-... READ MORE

After LOTS of research, consulting with various skin care professionals, and getting the guts to go for it, I finally decided to try a facial peel. After discussing it with my aesthetician and a rep for a certain peel company, I decided to go for a 30% glycolic peel. (They recommended a 40% as I... READ MORE

I decided to get a gycolic peel because I tried everything to get my skin from breaking out and I didn't want scarring. I have been on Accutane 2x, had all types of facials...from basic facials to "Indian Herbal Facials" & some home masks. I was going to have it done at the local esthetics... READ MORE

Okay so it has been 4 full days since my at home peel with the 40% Glycolic acid. Now when I applied the acid initially it burned like hell!! (I had gotten a peel done about a week and a half before by an esthetician, however it didnt burn as much it was just a strong tingle then.) Even though... READ MORE

I really started to freak out before my appointment after seeing some results but as long as you follow the guidelines and seek a pro you should be fine. I decided that for me I would only move forward in a doctor's office. What I found out while I was there is that in the office they use... READ MORE

I had a peel at my dermatologist's ofc approximately 9 months ago. It was FANTASTIC. She went with a light (20%) one the first time, and I tolerated it really well. She said she would up the strength for subsequent visits. At $300 a pop, I put off the next visit... And the next. However, I... READ MORE

I am 23 years old and decided to get a glycolic peel for the first time few days ago. I went to a specialist and she said she will do a 30% peel on me. After the peel, I went home and my face was still burning, my right side of face is completely red and looks burned. Will it leave scars? I look... READ MORE

I try to get a peel when I have pms my acne wants to flare up. It does help but I hate the sloughing off period that starts 4 or 5 days after. The peel leave you shiny looking the first day and you try to leave it on at least 6 hrs before washing your face. Water will kind of re-activate it so... READ MORE

I developed severe acne after I turned 30. I struggled with it for almost 2 years and tried EVERYTHING over the counter. From the recommendation of fabulous esthetician, I went on a regiment of glycolic peels every 2 weeks for total of 6 treatments: starting at 40% and worked my way up to 75%.... READ MORE

2 days ago me and my friend had 35% glycolic peel from a salon... they put the peel on my face for 3 mins... when we came home we both have red skin with little bit of tingly or ichy feeling... next morning when we woke up redness on my friend's face was better but on my face i found more... READ MORE

I had a glycolic peel (40%) (3 passes then neutralized) by a nurse/esthetician. On the day of the peel I began taking Valtrex 500 mg twice a day. However, less than 48 hours later, my face become seriously swollen especially around the eye area. I followed up with a dermatologist who prescribed... READ MORE

I want to smoothen my skin texture and eliminate some very minor acne scars. I had my first glycolic acid peel performed yesterday, April 25th 2016. So far so good. My skin is definitely smoother and not very red. I do not have any side effects ie; burning, itching etc. The lady who performed... READ MORE

This treatment has changed my life. I started getting painful big spots around my mouth and chin at the age of 23 Went to doctors, used topical antibac solutioms, blood tests, hormone checks etc etc... all normal. had 10 sessions of acid peel, 8 with lactic acid and 2 with glycolic acid ... READ MORE

I'm a 39 year old, mum of two toddlers, and I've been doing high strength peels on myself for about 15 years. Growing up, my mum would rub apple skin or lemon peel on her face, and I'd think she was nuts, but she had amazing skin. Store bought peels essentially work the same way, just in higher... READ MORE

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How much does a Glycolic Peel cost?

The typical cost for a Glycolic Peel ranges from $75-$500 with an average cost of $100. Costs will vary by surgeon, geographic region and the complexity of the procedure. Cost estimates are based on 66 patient reviews submitted on RealSelf. Learn more