We rely on our bodies’ natural ability to produce collagen to keep our skin looking supple, firm, and healthy. However, researchers have noted sharp declines in collagen production in women after age 25 and then again during menopause. As a result, the skin begins to lose its elasticity and youthfulness. If you’ve noticed fine lines, wrinkles, or other signs of aging, a glycolic peel may help restore your skin’s natural glow.

What Is a Glycolic Peel?

Known as a non-surgical facelift, a glycolic peel is a naturally derived alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) solution that is applied to the skin on the face in a customized concentration based specifically on your needs. The acids in the peel penetrate the skin and help slough off the rough top layer to reveal the smoother, more even skin below. In addition to fighting the natural signs of aging, a glycolic peel can help correct skin damage associated with the sun, pollution, and exposure to other harmful elements.

What Are the Benefits of a Glycolic Peel?

Glycolic peels are quick and convenient, and little to no downtime is required after treatment. They may also add a boost to your skincare regimen by allowing for better penetration of the products you use to keep your skin healthy and smooth. Other benefits of a glycolic peel may include:

  • – Smoothing of fine lines and wrinkles
  • – Increased elasticity and firmness
  • – Correction of uneven texture and dullness
  • – Reduction in the appearance of acne
  • – Tightened pores
  • – Improved appearance of scars

Am I a Good Candidate for a Glycolic Peel?

Typically, patients with fair skin and light hair benefit the most from glycolic peels, although patients with darker skin may still experience favorable results depending on the concerns they wish to address. While glycolic peels are recommended for the treatment of early signs of aging and minor aesthetic issues, they are not ideal as a resolution for severe wrinkles and skin sagging, which may require a more intensive type of treatment. Patients should refrain from glycolic peels if they:

  • – Are prone to abnormal scarring, including hyperpigmentation
  • – Have darker skin and wish to treat uneven pigmentation
  • – Have used contraindicated acne treatments within the past 12 months
  • – Have extremely sensitive skin or use medications that make the skin more sensitive than usual

Our doctors and aestheticians can help you decide if a glycolic peel may be a safe, effective choice for you.

Schedule Your Appointment Today!

Since 1947, The Dermatology Clinic has been providing patients throughout the Baton Rouge, LA area with quality general, surgical, pediatric, and cosmetic dermatology needs. Our aesthetic dermatology team will work with you to create a customized skincare plan and, using the latest equipment and techniques, help you achieve your goals for a smoother, more youthful appearance. Contact us online or call us today at (225) 769-7546 to schedule a consultation for a glycolic peel.

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