Glycolic acid is an AHA(Alpha-Hydroxy-Acid) derived for sugar cane that gently removes dead cells from the superficial layers of the skin. It works by stimulating new growth of skin and collagen by decreasing the bond that holds dead skin cells on the surface. This allows dead cells to be removed gradually, leaving behind a layer of smoother and softer skin.
Salicylic Acid is a hydroxybenzoic acid, BHA (Beta Hydroxy Acid) derived from willow bark. This peel is most effective for the treatment of acne because of its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory qualities. Helps reduce spots and bumps associated with acne. It is oil soluble and can therefore penetrate into the top layers of the skin to digest the debris that accumulates and causes pimples.
The potential benefits of a AHA or a BHA acid treatment include: softening fine lines, hydrating dry skin, smoothing out rough textures, lightening pigmentary problems, softening the skin, opening up and drying out active acne, exfoliating razor bumps, and improving the overall appearance of the skin. A series is generally recommended for best results.
If you have Rosacea or sensitive skin, then Lactic Acid may be the better choice.
30% to 40% Glycolic Peel
Application: The technician cleanses the patient's face using a cleanser. A layer of 20 % or 30 % Glycolic is put on the face for 3 to 4 minutes. Some degrees of tingling or burning accompanies all types of peels. For a superficial treatment, use of a hand held fan to cool the face during the procedure is often sufficient but most people just feel a stinging or light burning. The Glycolic is removed and a neutralizer is then used along with a moisturizer. A layer of a good sunscreen is then placed on the face.
Within a day or so following a peel, the skin will turn faint pink. Over the next few days, dead skin will peel away from the face. Patients will be instructed to wash their skin frequently with a mild cleanser and cool water, then apply an ointment to the skin to keep it moist.
This produces a very mild peel which is an excellent starting point for those uncertain about deeper chemical peels. Recovery could be as short as 24-48 hours. Because of its gentle effects, it can be used every 7 to 10 days. It is a peel that will not interrupt your everyday activities. Process takes around 30 minutes. Great for a lunch time facial!
(Aloe Vera Facial Peel) ( Fruit Acids)
Application: A milder AHA Blend with natural ingredients that allow this creamy formulation to gently micro-exfoliate the skin and rebalance precious moisture loss. It has the ability to penetrate the upper layer of the skin and helps peel dead skin cells and stimulate new skin cell growth. A cleanse and a light scrub of the facial area is prepared for the application of the Aloe Vera Peel. The Aloe Vera Peel is left on for 5 minutes then taken off with a sponges. Followed by a moisturizing mask for 15 minutes, the face is hydrated with calming ingredients. A moisture cream is then massaged on the face. The results are a fresh glow and tightening and firming of the face. Process takes around 40 minutes.
(Beta Facial Peel)
Application: A milder BHA (Beta Hydroxy Acid) blend with natural ingredients and essential oils. It has the ability to penetrate into more oily, acne-prone skin. A cleanse and a slight scrub of the facial area is prepared for the application of the pre Beta Peel. The Pre Beta Peel is applied and the face cleansed. The application of the Beta Peel is then applied to the face with a mask brush and left on for 10 minutes. It is then followed by a moisturizing mask for 15 minutes. A moisture cream is then massaged on the face. Leaves the skin shiny, lighter and brighter looking. Process takes around 50 minutes.