Glycolic peels are soaring in popularity. Dermatologists, plastic surgeons and esthetician are all touting the benefits of glycolic peels. That is because they are dependable and deliver the results.
Using a glycolic product is good, but doing a weekly glycolic peel will really makes a difference. The benefits of skin peels have been clinically proven to improve the texture, tone and appearance of your skin.
There are two main categories of acids used in the formulation of skin care products and treatment. They are typically AHAs (alpha-hydroxy acids) and BHAs (beta-hydroxy acids). Gycolic acid falls under the AHA category and is viewed as one of the most powerful forms of AHAs. The glycolic molecules are smaller than any other acids and therefore penetrate way deeper into the skin.
Benefits of A Peel
Peels resurface the skin while gently exfoliating, leading to an even-toned and smoother appearance. They improve the health of our epidermis , the outer most layer of skin, which help with many common skin concerns. Peels reduce the appearance of fine lines, stimulate collagen production, improve hyperpigmentation and clear acne.
Prepping The Skin
Peel treatments are a bit more involved than just applying glycolic to the face. Prepping the skin is an extremely important part of the process. It is important to remove the dead skin cells before doing the actual peel. This will enable the peels to product more rapid results.
A peel is an exfoliation treatment that contains a series of steps that include a product with concentrated levels of glycolic acid, at the effective pH, in the proper formulation. When all these factors are correct the results of a peel can be game changing for our skin.
Esthetician and dermatologist are the strongest believers in glycolic peels. They have become one of the most popular treatments for treating acne, scars, fine lines, Melasma, hyperpigmentation, and sun spots.
A series of peels will produce the most gratifying results and what most professional recommend. The series will jump starts our skin's regenerative process. Scheduling a series of peels is one thing, but actually getting to all the appointments is nearly impossible.
The cost of one professional is about $100. This makes the in-office or medi-spa treatment a luxury that most of us can’t afford. A series can total $800-$1000. A good quality at-home peel can produce similar results with out the high price tag.
All Skin Types
Many darker skin tones have been discouraged from skin peeling because the skin can develop post inflammatory hyperigmentation more easily. This includes black, Asian and Latin skin types. The at-home lighter peels are a safer option.
Teens Can Peel
At-home peels are ideal for teenagers who suffer from chronic breakouts, blackheads and out of control skin. Glycolic acid can be used from a young age, especially teen going through puberty and developing acne. The home peel is a less aggressive and affordable approach for younger person.
The Ellen Lange Difference
Ellen Lange at-home three step Retexturizing Peel is a medical-grade peel that provides much better results than an over the counter product. Our three step peel kit allows for the resurfacing of skin cells and fresh, glowing skin.