Glycolic Peels Not for Sissies! - Indiana, IN

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I had a peel at my dermatologist's ofc...

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 really was pleased with the results.

Fast forward to this evening. I purchased a 50% solution and used it approximately an hour ago. I'm blotchy and a little irritated, but I can see the effects already, albeit the first, ugly effects. Mainly, I noticed that some small blemishes that were beneath the sling bubbled right up to the surface and sat there like tiny pustules. It was a bit disconcerting to view this on my own face. And, against recommendations online, I did not purchase the neutralizer and wish I had.

In any event, I feel some slight irritability on my cheeks, but everything else feels relatively normal. I'm anxious to see tomorrow's results.

A little about my situation: I am 41. I have had really clear skin all my life. Took advantage of it and baked in the sun for years and years. Now that I'm older, the pores on my nose are gargantuan, and my skin does not slough off dead layers as it should, so I'm constantly trying to exfoliate, but it's never enough. I tried an Alpha hydroxy serum several years ago. The bottle lasted approximately 3 months. My skin has never been better. When it ran out, I had no luck in replacing it --it had been discontinued. Then last year, I had the peel. So! I'm looking for a longer term solution that I can maintain from home. I'm hoping this is it! I've slathered my face with a high quality moisturizer and am drinking lots of water. Here's to beautiful skin to help me fight this Terri le process of aging! :)

Daggone auto correct. *skin, not sling and...

Daggone auto correct. *skin, not sling and *terrible, notTerri le.
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