What Is a Glycolic Acid Peel?
A glycolic acid peel is an alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) chemical exfoliation treatment. It is known to improve the health and appearance of skin by improving its tone, texture, and overall complexion.
A chemical peel is a procedure in which a chemical solution is applied to the skin to remove the top layers. The skin that grows back is smoother. With a light or medium peel, you may need to undergo the procedure more than once to get the desired results.
Chemical peels are used to treat wrinkles, discolored skin and scars — usually on the face. They can be done alone or combined with other cosmetic procedures. And they can be done at different depths, from light to deep.
At Allure we have a range of different peels to suit younger to mature skin. Certain chemical peel treatments that are available are suitable for teenagers with acne skin types too. Our glycolic peel could also be known as the “lunchtime peel” as there is no downtime and we guarantee you will be leaving the salon feeling refreshed and with a glow!
1- Makes Skin Pores Small
Glycolic peels are very effective at shrinking the pores of your skin. The fact is that your skin pores get enlarged when clogged with bacteria and dirt. This gives you blackheads. Glycolic peel seeps into the epidermis of your skin and removes dead skin cells on its surface. Once cleansed, your skin pores shrink.
2- Good for Acne
Glycolic peels can prove to be an excellent treatment for acne and acne scars. If your therapist at Allure increases the glycolic acid content in the peels, they can target the breakout of bacteria that’s causing acne. This results in your skin becoming clearer, fresher and younger looking in just a few sessions.
3- Reduces the Effects of Sun Damage
If your skin is exposed to sun for longer durations then this direct contact with sunlight may result in dark spots on your skin or its discoloration. Glycolic peels shed the affected skin layer and reveal the fresh layer of skin that lies underneath it. Moreover, glycolic therapy stimulates rebuilding of your skin cells. This results in a brighter complexion of your skin.
4- Anti Aging
Using these peels, wrinkles, fine lines and other signs of aging on the face and neck area are reduced, leaving behind brilliant results! The glycolic acid strengthens the deep layers of skin and softens the lines on your face. Few sessions of this therapy will leave you with tighter skin and with a firmer appearance of your face.
5- Increases Collagen Production
Glycolic peels enhance the production of collagen in your skin making it supple. This improved collagen production keeps your skin soft, maintains its elasticity, and absorbs the skin moisture. Also, this enhanced collagen production keeps your skin smooth, preventing it from going dry.