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The superficial facial skin peels known as “Glycolic Peels” are one of the most popular non-invasive cosmetic procedures performed to rejuvenate the appearance of the skin. Over time, factors such as sun damage, genetic, diet, environment and repetitive muscle movement contribute to the formation of lines and wrinkles in the face. Additionally, the development of pigmentation irregularities or acne scars can cause skin to lose its smooth, youthful appearance. Skin peels can reduce the appearance of fine facial lines and wrinkles, scars, and uneven pigmentation.

Often referred to as the "lunchtime peel," superficial peels procedures like the glycolic peel, generally last between fifteen and thirty minutes. A few weeks before the procedure, it is recommended that you use Vitamin C serum to prepare the outer layer of skin for treatment as well as allow the peel solution to soak evenly through your skin.

Facial Rejuvenation - Glycolic PeelsPrior to the start of your procedure, the treatment areas will be cleansed. Then a glycolic solution is applied to the face or areas treated. The solution causes mild trauma, or injury, to the epidermis, which is composed of several layers. Similar to exfoliating your skin, the injury causes the damaged outer layers of the epidermis to peel away within three or four days following treatment. While you may feel a slight stinging or warming sensation during the procedure, you will most likely not feel any significant pain. Immediately following your procedure, you may experience some redness and irritation that is similar to sunburn. It is important after the procedure to use mild cleansers and moisturisers and to avoid the use of make up until the following day. DermaTops recommend the use of Lycogel camouflage as it helps with the healing and recovery of the skin.

As healing takes place, you may also notice some crusting or flaking of your skin. These symptoms will most likely subside in a few days. Your skin will be more sensitive to sun exposure as it heals. Therefore, it is extremely important that you protect your skin from the sun with UVA and UVB protection while you heal.

The healing process triggers cell growth which generates new skin layers. In addition, the healing process also stimulates collagen and elastin production in the dermis. As the damaged skin peels away, the new skin is revealed, giving the face a smoother, revitalized, more youthful appearance.

It is important to realize that superficial peels are not intended to treat deep wrinkles or significantly sagging skin. In these circumstances, botox or dermal filler injections produce more desirable results.

The results from a glycolic peel are generally mild compared to more aggressive forms of treatment such as a medium or deep peel. However, this also means that the downtime and risks associated with the procedure are typically less. Your practitioner may recommend that you undergo repeated treatments at regular intervals. For example, some individuals receive treatments on a weekly or monthly basis until the desired result is achieved.

It is important to realise that the appearance of your skin will continue to change and age after you have had a superficial peel treatment. However, superficial peels are a fast, effective method of rejuvenating your skin.

For a long term improvement of the appearance of your skin we recommend Dermaroller treatment. Glycolic peels are the perfect procedure to prepare the skin and enhance the results that can be obtained from the dermaroller treament. If you continue to have glycolic peels after dermaroller it will help to maintain the effect of the treatment.

At DermaTops, we offer you a full medical assessment prior to your first treatment. We will advise you on an individualised plan of treatment to suit your needs. This process gives you a great opportunity to ask all the questions that you might have and discuss the treatment plan.

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