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How Glycolic Acid Peel Works

Each chemical peel has its own way of reacting on the skin and each peel has its own significance.  If you know how glycolic acid peel works, you will understand that its reaction remains superficial and you can try it at home after getting the required knowledge of the peel.  You can’t take every peel in the same way since each peel behaves differently and suits skin irregularities of varying nature.  Peeling industry is flourishing fast and among the many kinds of chemical peels, glycolic acid peel is preferred by many due to its specific way of acting on the skin.   Let’s find out how glycolic acid peels works and whether it would suit your specific treating conditions.

How Glycolic Acid Peel Works 300x275 How Glycolic Acid Peel WorksWhat is Glycolic Acid?

Glycolic acid is derived from natural substances like sugar cane and due to its effectiveness in penetrating deep into the outer layer of the skin, it is used more commonly, especially by those who suffer from skin abnormalities of relatively superficial nature.  The acid’s molecular structure helps it works more deeply and to address skin flaws more effectively.

How Glycolic Acid Peel Works

When the peel is applied, the solution is left on the target area for some time that is determined by the acid’s strength used in the peeling.  The acid penetrates into the skin and separates or breaks the bonds that keep the layers together.  When the damaged outer layer is freed, it sloughs off easily and this encourages new and healthy skin cells to take the place of the remove ones.  In other words, glycolic acid literally lifts away the superficial layer of the skin, and when the outer layer is removed, wrinkles, fine lines, or other superficial skin abnormalities either go away completely or fade considerably.  With repeated treating sessions and as newer layers take over, the skin ultimately becomes free from many abnormalities and appears fresh, healthy, younger looking, and free from many skin irregularities.

This is the way the glycolic acid peel works when applied properly.  Once the procedure ends, the post peel instructions have to be followed carefully in order to get the desired results and also to prevent any harm to the treated area.

Does a Glycolic Acid Peel Treatment Suit Your Conditions?

The acid is found effective and going well with different skin types and unless you are pregnant and unless the skin is saggy, you can certainly benefit from its treatment.  Furthermore, the skin abnormalities which you want to treat shouldn’t be of deeper nature since glycolic acid isn’t good for skin irregularities of deep nature.  For a more intense treatment, you would need a medium depth peel or, in some cases, a deep chemical peel like phenol.

When you find yourself with some skin abnormalities and you don’t know how to deal with them, it is always a wise idea to approach a skin care professional who can advise you the right course of action.  You may or may not need a harsher chemical peel treatment and light peels as glycolic peel may solve the problem.  Moreover, what concentration should be used and how many treating sessions are required, all depends on what is to be treated and who is doing the treatment.

Readers are encouraged to post their personal experiences and queries.

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