Glycolic peels are one of the safest chemical processes which are widely used in improving the overall complexion of the skin. It is a type of chemical peel, which evidently removes the outer layer of the skin, leaving a fresher and cleaner appearance of the skin. Glycolic facial peels are very effective in removing rough scaly patches and sunspots, while also being used widely for reducing irregular pigmentation of the skin, fine wrinkles and freckles. Recent studies performed also suggested glycolic facial peels might be effective in reducing the risks of skin cancer.
Alpha Hydroxyl Acid Peel group is used in Glycolic Facial Peel, but in the thinnest molecular structure form. Thus, it is very harmless and is suitable for any adult skin types. If used correctly, Glycolic Acid can have remarkable result on the skin in rejuvenating it, eliminating all the exhaustion and stress of the facial skin.
Glycolic peels are absolutely safe and work best on the face. Although it is possible to peel the hands as well; however the risks related to scarring are higher while the effectiveness not being confirmed. When applying to reduce the fine wrinkles in the face, the deeper lines will still continue to persist in most of the cases. However a fresher appearance can be achieved nevertheless, and visible improvement to overall skin complexions can be clearly identified. For the pigmentation or brown marks and freckles, facial peeling can work remarkably well, in most of the cases completely removing or lessening them. Since microdermabrasion can be rough for elderly patients, it can work to minimize the flaccid, weak skin layer. It is also very effective in treating Acne, blackheads, whiteheads, red blemishes etc.
Even though it is considered to be absolutely safe, some precautions are absolutely necessary before a Glycolic Facial Peel. Despite being fit for all skin types, sensitive skins that are prone to hyper-pigmentation are not advised to use this peel, as it may result to further pigmentation and other skin damages. For people who spend a lot of time out in the sun, Glycolic Facial peel is forbidden, because after the peel the fresh layer of skin may be more sensitive to UV ray which may cause dermatological complications. It is very important that this facial peel is not considered as an alternative to face lift. Glycolic Facial Peel only works to revitalize the skin and does not stiffen up wrinkled skin or increase collagen construction like a facelift would.
Before and after the peeling process takes place, it is mandatory for patients to abide by a few cautions. The patient is forbidden to use any sort of topical ointment such as Retin A. Any sort of glycolic product is strictly prohibited as well. Also it is very important that the area of treatment does not get shaved or waxed because open pores may cause serious damages. Patients are suggested to avoid sun exposure for at least a week after the treatment as the skin becomes very sensitive after the procedure. Also it is important not to use any cosmetics between 3 hours of the procedure.
It is very important that after the Glycolic Facial Peel, clients keep their skin vitalized. Cleansing, toning and moisturizing should be a daily procedure. Sunscreen should definitely be used on a regular basis as well, applied twice a day. Using umbrellas or full sleeved clothes are also recommended at extreme conditions. If one peel is not enough, the clients usually have to wait a month or a month and a half before repeating the facial peel. However, this procedure may not be suitable for many purposes. Thus, it is best to consult a dermatologist and run a few tests before jumping into the treatment.