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Result Duration

6 Weeks

Treatment Time

30min - 1h

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6 Weeks

Potential Risk

Temporary mild redness and tenderness

Potential Risk

Temporary mild redness and tenderness

Glycolic acid peels remove dead skin cells and debris from the surface and middle layers of the skin, because glycolic acid is composed of tiny molecules, it easily enters the skin and dissolves the lipids that bind dead skin cells together.

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What is Glycolic acid?

Glycolic acid belongs to the alpha hydroxyl acids or fruit acids category of compounds. It is mostly made from sugar cane and it is a natural product. It can take up to three months to notice the anti-aging benefits of glycolic acid in your skin when using Glycolic acid peels, but the wait is thriving value also.

How does Glycolic acid work?

Glycolic acid peels is about the skin and it is about the application of a chemical substance to the skin’s surface in order to cause a controlled damage to a desired depth, allowing the skin to regenerate, resulting in enhanced texture, more homogenous pigmentation, and reduced wrinkles. The look and feel of treated regions wills dramatically improved after a deep chemical peel. The outcomes might not be permanent and age and new sun damage can cause new wrinkles and skin color changes over time.

Mechanism of Glycolic Acid Peels

Peels containing glycolic acid offer anti-inflammatory, keratolytic, and antioxidant properties. Glycolic acid causes desquamation by increasing disintegration and decreasing cohesion of the corneosome. The concentration of the acid, the carrier used to transport it, the amount of acid applied, and the technique utilized all influence the intensity of the peel. To prevent skin acidification, glycolic acid peels must be carefully neutralized. Simultaneously, form making Glycolic acid peels neutralize, water and other solutions can be effective.

Major Benefits of Glycolic Acid Peels

Blackheads, whiteheads, and pimples can all be removed with glycolic acid peels and they aid in pore reduction too. The use of glycolic acid peels on a regular basis has been demonstrated to be beneficial in eliminating cystic lesions and acne scars from the skin. It is advisable to start by using glycolic acid peel 2-3 times a week at night. Glycolic acid works wonders on your hands and legs as well. Because as you get older, you have dark stains there. For major benefits, Glycolic acid peels can be used every-day. Contrary to it, Glycolic acid, on the other hand, fades dark spots and hyperpigmentation, making it a safe ingredient for brightening and even skin tone.

Side Effects

Glycolic acid peels have been around for a long time. Patient selection, peel timing, and neutralization timing should all be done correctly to achieve optimal outcomes and no side effects. Alpha-hydroxy acid peels increase the activity of enzymes in the epidermis, resulting in epidermolysis and exfoliation. Furthermore, Erythema, stinging feeling, pulling sensation of facial skin, slight burning and temporary post inflammatory hyperpigmentation are some of the minor adverse effects observed. GA that has not been buffered can produce erosive blisters and scarring. Besides, if the patient has used topical retinoid, anti-acne treatments, or skin lighteners in the days leading up to the peel, epidermolysis may develop. Excessive facial scrubbing before to the peel and pre-existing dry skin are also factors that highlight demerits of the Glycolic acid peels.


Glycolic acid is the alpha-hydroxy acid that dermatologists most usually employ for chemical peeling. It is used on all skin types in concentrations ranging from 20% to 70%. It should be applied at lesser concentrations at first, with the peel’s strength gradually increasing in future sessions. Over time, the Glycolic acid peel has proven to be effective. In the future, combining the Glycolic acid peel with other treatment options may become more frequent. However, because it is a simple, evidence-based, result-oriented, and cost-effective technique, the Glycolic acid peels is here to practice on skin.

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