What is glycolic acid
Glycolic acid is derived from sugarcane and is included in the group of substances called Alpha hydroxy acids (AHA's).These are also referred to as fruit acids. The most beneficial property of glycolic acid is its ability to penetrate the skin quickly and effectively making it the popular widely used chemical used for cosmetic skin peels.
Because of the milder effects glycolic acid peels are most commonly used as minimally invasive cosmetic procedure to improve the skills appearance.
It has the smallest molecule in the group(AHA) to penetrate skin deeply and easily making it the most effective for treating fine lines,acne, blackheads,dullness and oiliness.
Chemical peels use a high percentage of this acid and can be very effective if them safely and properly
How does it work?
It reacts with the top layer of skin, breaking it down by dissolving sebum and other substances that bind cells together.
Dead skin cells are sloughed off revealing smoother,brighter,younger looking skin.
How long does the procedure takes?
The procedure itself includes cleansing the skin,applying the glycolic acid to the skin, neutralizing the acid after short time and wiping the chemical from the skin. The patient may experience a burning sensation when does acid is applied on the skin. It takes 15-20mins for the procedure.