LIGHT PEEL – Alphahydroxy acids ( AHAs ), such as glycolic, lactic, or fruit acids are the mildest of the peel formulas and produce light peels . These types of peels can provide smoother, brighter-looking skin for people who can’t spare the time to recover from a more aggressive phenol or TCA peel. AHA peels may be used to treat fine wrinkling, areas of dryness, uneven pigmentation and acne. Various concentrations of an AHA may be applied weekly or at longer intervals to obtain the best result. Your facial plastic surgeon will work with you and the licensed medical aesthetician as your treatment proceeds. An alphahydroxy acid, such as glycolic acid, should be included in your medical skin care products as part of your daily skin care program. AHA peels may cause stinging, redness, irritation and peeling. Sun protection is vital to maintain healthy, beautiful skin.
After an AHA peel, you may experience some temporary flaking or scaling, redness and dryness of the skin. A fresher and improved skin texture will result with continued AHA treatments. Remember, protecting your skin from the sun is also important following these mild acid peels. Ask your doctor to recommend a sunblock with 30 UVA and UVB protection and use it every day.
AHA Peels are used to smooth rough, dry skin and improve texture and pigmentation. There is typically no or little downtime; however as you progress in treatments you may experience more dramatic peeling. Treatments are generally done in a series of six, scheduling one every 2 weeks to achieve desired results. Alternating the AHA Peel with a microdermabrasion can enhance and boost treatment results.
- Aids in control of acne
- Can be mixed with bleaching agent to correct pigment problems
- Can be used as TCA pre-treatment
- Safe for darker skin
- A series of peels will be needed
- Sunblock use is recommended
Our light peels currently include the glycolic peel, fruit enzyme peel, revival peel and are offered through our Med Spa.