(*Disclaimer: Please note that treatment results will vary from individual to individual.)
Glycolic acid is derived from sugar cane and is the prominent acid used within glycolic peels. Glycolic acid may help to loosen the “glue-like” attachments (sometimes called “cellular cement”) that are characteristic of many skin conditions, such as ageing, acne, skin discolouration and coarse texture.
Removing the dead skin cells on the surface may lead to better skin complexion and texture, clearer pores and reduced appearance of fine lines.
Solihull Clinic uses 40% and 70% Glycolic Acid Peels, which are doctor prescribed. This is unlike beauty salons, which can only use up to 30% peels.
The more intensive peels may achieve more optimum results. Following a skin assessment, a home skincare programme is designed which is specific to the individual. Simple, safe, non-invasive and, in many cases, unbelievably effective – glycolic peels are a fabulous route to improving the condition of your skin without the need to take time off work.
How many glycolic peels are needed?
A course of six glycolic peels over a six to twelve week period is usually recommended for the best chance of achieving optimum results. Dr Sagoo and our Advanced Nurse practitioner will recommend a treatment programme for each individual, based on your skin needs.
What can a glycolic acid peel achieve?
A gentle glycolic acid peel can be performed with varying percentages of glycolic acid. After just a few weeks your skin may look brighter and clearer, and dry skin may become more hydrated and smooth. Glycolic acid may help to reduce cell “build up” at the lower levels of the skin. This facial procedure may help to resurface the skin to give dramatically softer, smoother texture, and may reduce fine lines and wrinkles.