GLYCOLIC ACID PEEL

By SoZaya Studio - February 01, 2014

WHAT IS GLYCOLIC ACID?

Glycolic acid is one of a group of acids known as alpha hydroxyl acids(AHA). It is naturally found in sugarcane and grapes.

WHAT ARE ITS BENEFITS?

1. It is used to improve the skin appearance and texture.
2. It is used to reduce wrinkles, fine lines, acne scarring and hyper pigmentation.
3. It is also used to smoothen out uneven facial tone and other blemishes.

WHAT ARE ITS SIDE EFFECTS?

Side effects include
1. redness, stinging, skin sensitivity and tingling of the skin.
2. superficial peeling,light scabbing, swelling, sun sensitivity and skin irritation.
These conditions usually clear away within weeks of the procedure,but may last for several months.
Before any procedure,you should inform your dertamatoligist if you have a history of any skin problem or medical condition such as herpes, keloids,sun/wind burn in proposed area of treatment in the 2 weeks period prior to proposed treatment.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

Glycolic acid works by clearing out dead skin cells which contribute to clogged pores and dull skin.

HOW TO USE IT?

For beneficial and safe results, it is better to start with lower concentration of 20-40%,you can increase the level of concentration as you go for further treatments. Make sure each treatment is being done by a certified professional surgeon or dermatologist. I personally would not recommend over the counter treatments
The resultant effect is not usually worth the risk.
The skin must be moisturised and protected from the sun with a good sunscreen preferably one with SPF 30 and above, as any skin treated with glycolic acid is usually susceptible to burns and scarring.

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