After a glycolic peel, it is important to follow proper at-home care instructions to encourage cell turnover and a smooth recovery. We recommend using a gentle cleanser twice a day, applying a soothing moisturizer to address signs of flaking, and avoiding sun exposure for two weeks. At our Darien, CT, practice, Dr. David Passaretti can provide guidelines for glycolic acid peel aftercare, personalized to meet your needs. After treatment, you can enjoy a more even skin tone, reduced signs of pigmentation, a more supple texture, and an overall rejuvenated appearance.
During a glycolic peel procedure, Dr. Passaretti will apply a mild solution of glycolic acid to the surface of the skin, which causes the top layers of damaged skin to peel away over the next several days. As these layers come off, new, fresh skin beneath will take its place. This skin treatment can effectively address fine lines and wrinkles, sun spots, small acne scars, and enlarged pores, helping patients achieve a more youthful complexion.
To ensure you achieve the transformative results you desire, Dr. Passaretti can guide you in proper at-home care once treatment is complete
Glycolic peels are non-invasive. Unlike medium or deep chemical peels, they will not affect the underlying layers of tissue. While serious complications are rare, you may experience some minor side effects, including:
Proper care after your glycolic peel can minimize irritation and reduce your risk of lasting side effects.
Dr. Passaretti will provide personalized guidance to help ensure your safety and the best possible results. After treatment, you should:
If you have additional questions about your recovery, Dr. Passaretti would be happy to assist you further in a private consultation.
To ensure you achieve the transformative results you desire, Dr. Passaretti can guide you in proper at-home care once treatment is complete. If you are interested in multiple cosmetic treatments, she can also recommend a treatment timeline to meet your unique needs and goals. To learn more about glycolic peels and recovery, contact our office online or call (203) 656-9999 and schedule a consultation at our practice.