Glycolic Acid peel - Patients ask, Dr. Ringpfeil answers
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Poly glycolic acids are derived from fruit acids and deliver a superficial peel. They effectively exfoliate and hydrate the skin.
Diminished acne activity, rejuvenation, even skin pigmentation and skin tone, reduction of very fine lines and very superficial scars.
Smooth texture of the skin is noted the day after your first peel but full effects are most obvious after a series of 3-6 peels, spaced 3-4 weeks apart.
Mild redness for several hours (you should be able to return to work immediately)
The effects of glycolic acid peels and the efficiency of the peel can be potentiated by starting glycolic acid products and retinoids as part of a rigorous skin care regimen for at least 2 weeks prior to your first chemical peel. The night before, however, any retinoid must be stopped and may be resumed the night after the peel. The morning of the peel, there is no necessity to apply any medicinal product other than your daily sunscreen.
The day of the peel, apply a gentle moisturizer (with sunscreen if sun-exposed area was treated) to the treated area several times; resume your daily skin care regimen the day after the peel.
History of phenol peels, isotretinoin (Accutane) in the past six months.
Which brands do you recommend for glycolic acid?
I like Neostrata a lot. Glytone is also good.
I’m about to turn 44 and it seems like the aging process has taken a drastic turn in the past months. I am seeing more wrinkles, lines, pores and adult acne. I am new to cosmetic dermatolgy and am wondering where I would begin first. My skin is sensitive and dry and does not respond well to benzoyl peroxide or anything else that will dry it out even more. Any info is appreciated.
In my opinion, you should meet with one of our aestheticians for a full cosmetic consultation. We use Visia analysis to fully understand the degree of discoloration, sun damage, dryness or oil producing areas of the skin and wrinkles. They will provide treatment recommendations ranging from a simple skin care regimen for sensitive skin to advanced treatments including laser and energy based devices. The consultation with our aestheticians is complimentary.