Glycolic Peel Overview

A glycolic acid peel, or alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) peel, is a superficial chemical peel that removes the top layer of your skin. The glycolic peel process triggers the production of new collagen and elastin and, as a result, reduces fine lines and wrinkles, evens out skin discoloration, and improves skin texture.

While a single treatment with an AHA peel can improve the appearance of your skin, repeated treatments will have the most effect including improving your skin's texture and reducing the signs of aging or sun damage. You may also have a maintenance program with AHA products to regularly apply at home.

For an in-office glycolic peel you'll feel a tingling or mild stinging sensation when the peel is applied to your face. Immediately after the treatment, you should be able to wear makeup and go back to your daily routine.

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