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Benefits of Glycolic Peels: Rejuvenate Your Skin

By David Passaretti, MD on February 28, 2018


A woman getting her wrinkles brushed awayIf you want to improve the beauty and appearance, we have plenty of plastic surgery and cosmetic skin care options at our Darien, CT practice. One option is the use of glycolic peels. These mild chemical peels target the surface layer of the skin (epidermis), helping patients look younger and more refreshed.

You might be wondering why a glycol peel is a better option than full plastic surgery. Let’s take a moment to consider the benefits and advantages of glycolic peels.

A Non-Surgical and Non-Invasive

Glycolic peels are non-surgical and non-invasive. That means no incisions, no pain, and no need for anesthesia. The peel only affects the surface layer of your skin as well, and does not involve injections or foreign substances put into the body.

Glycolic Peels Are Very Mild

Since glycol peels only treat the epidermis, they are very mild when compared to deeper peels. The acid for the peel is derived from sugar cane, which helps explain some of the mildness of the peel.

Fast and Easy Treatment

Overall, the glycolic peel only takes about an hour to perform. In some cases, the peel can be performed in even less time.

No Downtime After a Glycolic Peel Is Performed

After a glycolic peel is performed, patients are able to return to most of their normal activities. There’s no downtime or need to miss work. While strenuous physical activities and sun exposure should be avoided, it’s back to life as normal otherwise.

Shrinks Large Pores

Prominent pores can be a major cosmetic issue. Glycolic peels are able to shrink down unsightly pores, enhancing the overall appearance of your skin in the process.

Treats Sun Damage

Sun damage can lead to problems with blotchiness and spottiness of the skin. A glycolic peel helps remove sun damage on the surface layer of the skin, revealing healthier and softer skin below.

Addresses Acne and Acne Scars

People who have issues with acne and acne scars achieve excellent results thanks to the glycolic peel. Skin looks smoother, and blemishes are far less noticeable.

Helps Minimize Age Spots

Age spots and discoloration are a telltale sign of the aging process. Thanks to glycol peels, these age sports are much less noticeable.

Makes Lines and Wrinkles Less Prominent

Lines and wrinkles around your face can leave you feeling self-conscious about your appearance. Glycolic peels can help smooth many of these away, particularly fine lines and wrinkles.

Improved Skin Texture

After a glycol peel, patients often report having skin that is smoother, softer, and more supple. That means the appearance and the feel of the skin is significantly improved.

Promotes Collagen Growth

While enhancing the surface layer of the skin, glycol peels will also promote the growth of collagen beneath the surface. Collagen helps tighten and firm the skin, giving you longer lasting cosmetic benefits.

Side Effects Are Minor and Temporary

The side effects of glycolic peels are very minor and pass in just a few days. The peeling that patients experience is somewhat minor as well, and is not especially uncomfortable.

Less Expensive Than Other Treatments

Given the mild and non-invasive nature of glycol peels, it should come as no surprise that the cost of treatment is relatively low. This makes a younger and more refreshed appearance something well within reach.

Learn More About Cosmetic Skin Care Treatments

For more information about glycol peels and how they can rejuvenate your skin, be sure to contact an experienced skin care and plastic surgery specialist. We will discuss all of your treatment options with you in greater detail.

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