Glycolic Acid Peel
Orange County Med Spa provides a wide range of the most popular Glycolic Acid products. We specialize in Glycolic Acid Peels which are designed for the experienced skin care consumer familar with exfoliation. Glycolic Acid is one of our most popular peels.
Glycolic acid is so beneficial to your skin that most scientists believe it should be included in all anti-aging skincare products and routines. Using products that contain glycolic acid can improve your skin tremendously and assist in reversing age-related skin condition such as reducing the look of fine lines and wrinkles, evening out skin tone, hydrating dry skin, and it also improves blocked pores and acne.
A common way to use glycolic acid is to perform a skin peel or chemical peel. This is done by smoothing a layer of glycolic acid on your skin to act as an exfoliant. A glycolic peel works by loosening the matter that attaches the skin cells to one another. By undoing those connections, the uppermost layer of skin is detached much sooner than it would under normal circumstances, causing a clearing of the pores, resulting in smoother skin and a younger-looking complexion.
The most common peel strength used at Orange County Med Spa to start with is a glycolic acid 30% peel , but even this amount can be slightly irritating to sensitive skin when first starting out. Be sure to start out slowly if you have never done a skin or chemical peel with glycolic acid and take note of how your skin responds. You still, however, will want to use a strength that is going to deliver great results, so try to increase the percentage used if the first glycolic peel did not sting or bother your skin too much.
For older or thicker skin, some individuals need to go higher and use the 50% glycolic peel and also apply it more to attain noticeable effects. Once you figure out how much glycolic is necessary for your skin type, you should start to see progress within one week of using the skin peel regimen. Results will continue and your skin will keep improving, however, one almost always has to increase the strength of glycolic acid in which they are using because the skin begins to tolerate it easier.
Due to its excellent capability to penetrate the skin, glycolic acid peels are used at Orange County Med Spa to improve the skin’s appearance and texture. Glycolic peels can be used to reduce fine lines & wrinkles, acne scarring, hyper-pigmentation actinic keratosis, hyperkeratosis, and seborrheic keratosis. The glycolic acid reacts with the upper layer of the epidermis to weaken the binding properties of the lipids which hold cells together. This allows the dead cells of the stratum corneum to be exfoliated to expose healthy and living skin cells.
If you are you looking to make a big change in your skin with a minimum of commitment then glycolic peels are the fastest and safest way to dramatically improve your skin condition. At Orange County Med Spa we recommend a series of brief appointments on a weekly basis puts you on the road to glowing, healthy and younger looking skin. Don’t be afraid of the word “peel”, you will not actually flake or peel; just uncover your own natural, beautiful skin with this amazing treatment.
Other chemical peels we offer are: