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Skin imperfections can make you feel self-conscious about your appearance. Many women try numerous products to achieve a flawless complexion, only to receive ineffective results. A glycolic peel can help take years off your appearance, clear acne breakouts and give your skin a healthy glow.

Glycolic Peel Treatment Process

A glycolic peel uses an acid derived from sugar cane to treat the skin’s surface. The peel exfoliates dead skin cells to reveal healthier skin. The treatment process can clear pores, fade discoloration and smooth fine lines. The peel is applied to your face for approximately five minutes before it is removed. You may feel a mild stinging or burning sensation during the treatment.

After treatment, you may experience some redness and scaling of the skin for a few days. You may resume normal activities immediately after the procedure. It may take four to six peels every other week to achieve your desired results. A glycolic peel can be used along with certain other facial rejuvenation treatments.

Ideal Candidates for Glycolic Peels

Ideal candidates for a glycolic peel have healthy skin with strong oil production. If you are currently using retinol or other acne products, you may not be a good candidate. Individuals with rosacea or darker skin tones may experience side effects from treatments, such as hyperpigmentation or flareups. If you have sensitive skin, you may experience irritation from the procedure. A consultation with a board-certified surgeon is strongly recommended to determine if you are an ideal candidate.

Interested in a Glycolic Peel?

A glycolic peel can help you achieve the flawless complexion you have always wanted. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Maia can help you reach your aesthetic goals with a customized treatment plan that is perfect for you. Request a consultation to see if you are an ideal candidate.

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