Glycolic acid is an alpha-hydroxy acid naturally occuring in sugar cane. When applied to the skin it loosens the thickened surface layers that appear as dry, rough, scaly skin. Lactic Acid is derived from milk and whilst it is excellent at resurfacing the skin it also increases skin's moisture levels. As the uppermost layers are sloughed away, a smoother textured and healthier skin is revealed. Glycolic peels are used to treat mild sun damage, pigmentation and loss of elasticity. Peels will take 40 minutes and we advise a series of 3-6 weekly peels.
What are the advantages of having a series of glycolic/lactic peels?
Helps to break down the cross linkages between aging skin cells Speeds up the cell turn over rate. Helps stimulate collagen production and other skin molecules to produce plumper, more even skin. Rejuvenated skin has a more youthful glowing appearance. Fine lines may be reduced. Age spots lightened. General pigmentation problems may be reduced. Acne improved and large pores become less prominent.