Glycolic acid peel
Glycolic acid peel, also known as Light Chemical Peel, is currently a popular and effective treatment for wrinkles, blemishes and acne. Glycolic acid, a fruit acid, is part of the alpha hydroxyl family of natural ingredients, and it is derived from sugar cane. It is safe to use on all skin types. When applied to the skin, it helps to remove the older, rougher, and dryer skin that is attached onto the surface of the dead skin. Glycolic acid peel removes the top layer of skin while increasing the production of new collagen, elastin, and other proteins within the skin layers. The result is smoother, clearer, younger and tighter looking skin.
TCA (trichloroacetic acid) is a non-toxic chemical that has been used to perform skin peels for over 30 years. Unlike lighter peels, TCA peels are deeper and are more effective in creating a fresh complexion and removing sun damage. TCA peels are performed as an outpatient procedure in the doctor’s office. A solution containing TCA is applied to your skin causing the top layer of cells to dry up and peel off over a period of several days. Once the peeling is complete in 5-7 days, it exposes a new layer of undamaged skin, which has a smoother texture, and a more even-toned color.