Glycolic/Lactic Acid Peel

What is a Glycolic/Lactic Acid peel?

A glycolic/lactic acid peel is suitable for dry, sensitive skin and is our most popular peel. It is appropriate for the face, neck, chest, hands, and arms. Renewed Medical Health and Beauty is proud to offer glycolic/lactic acid peels in Tucson.

After cleansing the treatment area, the provider applies a gel containing a combination of glycolic and lactic acids. The gel then sits in place for up to five minutes. The provider will then neutralize and remove the acids. After that, the skin is lightly scrubbed to remove damaged skin cells loosened by the peel. A blend of vitamins and products customized to your skin’s needs is gently massaged into the area and UVA/UVB sunblock is applied. The application of Vitamin E balm to the lips completes the procedure.

How does it work?

When combined, glycolic acid and lactic acid work synergistically to exfoliate the skin while reducing irritation and dryness. The molecular structure of glycolic acid allows it to penetrate quicker and deeper than other alphahydroxy acids (AHA) to perform at all levels of the skin. Lactic acid is a gentle but effective AHA that increases moisture levels by stimulating the production of glycosaminoglycans. By accelerating the cell renewal process, stimulating collagen synthesis, and improving elastin fibers in the dermis, this light chemical peel revitalizes photodamaged skin and helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

What are the benefits?

This peel is best for dry, rough, sun damaged skin and has no downtime. Your skin will be refreshed, retexturized, and hydrated. Glycolic/lactic acid peels diminish fine lines and wrinkles, soften leathery skin, and make skin tones noticeably more even.

How many treatments do you need?

This varies depending on the amount of skin damage you are attempting to correct. A single treatment provides improvements you can see and feel. A series of 4 – 6 weekly peels will achieve significant skin improvement. Maintenance treatments to keep your skin looking its best should occur at four to six week intervals.

Things you should know.

There is no downtime but you may appear flushed for 15-30 minutes after the treatment. This treatment should not be performed if you have taken Accutane within the past twelve months. Avoid the use of RetinA, Renova, or glycolic acids within one day before or after the treatment.

You may apply makeup immediately.

How Much Time Does A Glycolic/Lactic Acid Peel Take?

30 minutes.

How much DO Glycolic/Lactic Acid peels in Tucson cost?

$99 each, $269 for a package of three (10% discount), $479 for a package of six (20% discount).

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