Glycolic face peeling.
Glycolic peeling is divided into two types according to the concentration of the active substance..
The surface has a low concentration of the active substance – up to 40%, as well as a pH of 2.4-4.5. With this exfoliation, an easy renewal and smoothing of the skin surface is obtained, while the complexion is improved. Such products are referred to as assistants in home care or pre-peeling preparation..
Pros of glycolic peeling.
Reduction of hyperpigmentation; dissolution of comedones in the pores; elimination of visible skin imperfections: scars, post-acne; treatment of seborrhea (oily skin) and hyperkeratosis; correction of shallow wrinkles; increasing the firmness and elasticity of the skin; suitable as a preparation for more aggressive procedures, such as laser face resurfacing.
Cons of glycolic peels.
Soreness of the procedure.
Possible allergic reaction.
Increased photosensitivity of the skin.
Long rehabilitation period.
Not suitable for all skin types.
How is the glycolic peeling procedure.
Preparation of the skin for the procedure begins in about two weeks. An important point is the mandatory remote supervision of a specialist for the entire process, that is, it is necessary to strictly follow his recommendations. Using products with a low glycolic acid content of 5-10% or analogs, immediately before bedtime, apply a tonic or cream to the entire area of the face, so this will help adapt the skin, relax intercellular connections and improve the exfoliation effect.
You also need to remember that any effect of such components on the skin increases its sensitivity, so the application of sunscreen for the face is necessary on a daily basis..
Cleansing and makeup remover.
The application of the active component of the drug – glycolic acid, is carried out with the help of a cotton pad or a special fan brush on the patient’s skin with smooth movements. When applying the drug to the skin, you may experience discomfort in the form of a burning sensation. To minimize discomfort, the attending physician usually uses air baths, thereby directing a fan on to the patient’s face..
Depending on the targeted result, the cosmetologist is able to regulate the depth of drug penetration into the required skin layer..
Moisturizing and soothing the skin.
A certain interval is required between procedures, which the observing cosmetologist is able to determine. The interval primarily depends on the general ability of the skin to regenerate a particular patient. On average, the procedure for surface glycolic peeling is repeated 7 days after the last session. Whereas the median glycolic peeling procedure is repeated no earlier than 3 months later..
After the procedure, it is recommended to use a sunscreen with the maximum protection factor. Otherwise, there is a high risk of acquiring age spots..
After a few days, you can return to using your usual skin care cosmetics. It is also possible to use a specially selected range of products at the attending physician. Most manufacturers of glycolic peels have their own line of restorative products that will help restore the skin as quickly as possible..
How much is?
The cost of one procedure in different salons is based on the specific manufacturer of the drug and the type of glycolic peel. It should also be borne in mind that during a visit to the beautician, an additional decision may be made to purchase post-peeling skin care for quick recovery..
On average, the cost is from 1,500 to 5,000 rubles.
Today, glycolic peeling is presented in the lines of cosmetic products from very well-known large companies, such as Christina (Israel), Laboratories Filorga (France), Mediderma (Spain), Oxygen Botanicals (CMI, Canada), Mirra Lux (Russia) and others..
Where are they?
A high concentration glycolic peeling procedure is possible only by a qualified specialist in a cosmetology room. At home and without prior consultation with a cosmetologist, it is unacceptable to carry out this care, this can negatively affect the patient’s health.
The full course of procedures on average consists of 3-8 sessions.
The exact amount and the required interval between visits to the beautician’s office will be determined by a specialist at the first appointment.
Can I do it at home?
The main advantage of glycolic acid is that it suits almost any skin type and has no age restriction..
The use of such a drug at home is allowed if the product contains 5-7% glycolic acid. But it must be borne in mind that the application process requires special care, because if the procedure is carried out incorrectly, risks arise. Talk to your healthcare professional about which product is best for your skin type.
If you are not familiar with this kind of procedure and do not know exactly how the skin will react, then you should not choose this kind of home peeling product, the best solution would be to go to a beauty salon..
Before and after photos.
Reviews of experts on glycolic peeling.
Christina Arnaudova, dermatovenerologist, cosmetologist, researcher (@cosmetolog_arnaudova):
– Sometimes, not many women have the appearance of their skin that reflects beauty and health. At home, most of us deal with deficiencies on our own with the help of simple hygiene procedures. Only a professional method of care – glycolic peeling – can unequivocally, effectively and comprehensively deal with blackheads, acne and age spots. This procedure is one of the fastest and relatively painless options for restoring the beauty of the facial skin. This type has long and firmly established itself in my patients..
Glycolic (or oxyacetic) acid is the simplest chemical compound. In fact, this is the same fruit acid – often used in cosmetic practice. It has a safe effect on skin cells and can affect both the superficial and deep layers of the dermis. This process of penetration is carried out strictly under the supervision of a doctor in a cosmetology office..
Superficial glycolic peeling, acting on the skin, quickly dissolves intercellular compounds. As a result, dead cells are painlessly separated and easily removed, freeing up the surface for new elastic skin. The deep impact also stimulates active cell regeneration, the formation of collagen and elastic fibers. The excretory ducts of the sebaceous glands are cleansed. Only when used correctly, glycolic acid does not injure tissue.
It is also quite possible to repeat the procedure quite often, depending on the skin of a particular patient. In addition to the peeling session, I advise my patients to pay attention to products with a low percentage of glycolic acid concentration in the composition, they will perfectly fit into everyday care and help to consolidate the result..
When using acids as the main method of exfoliating the epidermis, it should be remembered that they lead to a temporary increase in the sensitivity of the skin. Thus, the skin becomes less protected and ultraviolet rays can darken the post-peeling period. It is necessary to strictly follow all the recommendations of a specialist. For your comfort and maximum results, it is better to entrust the procedure to professionals.