Lunchtime skin resurfacing treatments such as glycolic acid peels can dramatically improve the look and feel of your skin.
Glycolic acid peels are non-invasive, non-surgical facial treatments that can refine the texture of your skin and improve your appearance by revealing younger-looking skin and a clear, radiant complexion.
Chemical peels remove a micro-thin top layer of skin, ridding skin of damaged cells and treating wrinkles and fine lines, age spots and skin discoloration, and surface sun damage. Treatments are often administered in combination with microdermabrasion. The chemical peels are applied through a series of sessions, beginning with a 20-30% glycolic solution and increasing to 70% over the course of treatment.
Peels can best be described as uncomfortable. The smell – of burnt butterscotch – can be a bit unsettling, but the solution itself causes no pain as it is applied to the skin, much like a face mask.
A slight discomfort is felt as the technician applies the glycolic acid solution. The patient will feel a light chill followed by overall tingling and finally, a light burning sensation as the treatment begins to take effect. The technician will ensure that you remain comfortable, and that your skin is cooled properly.
The spa technician will cleanse the patient’s skin before the treatment, and will apply a glycolic acid solution followed by a neutralizing solution. Immediately following the treatment, the skin will feel simultaneously tight, and greasy.
Glycolic acid peels are considered “lunchtime” treatments because a typical session lasts between 35 and 45 minutes, and patients can go back to work immediately after the procedure.
The skin will look good, albeit oilier than usual. A light scent will linger, reminiscent of cucumber, or avocado. This is the neutralizing solution, still resting on the skin’s surface while the peel continues to work on the skin’s layers.
Be sure to speak to your technician about necessary precautions and possible side-effects. Results will vary depending on the patient and the skin condition being treated. Furthermore, this is a progressive treatment with stronger, more aggressive solutions being applied at each session.
Patients from Franklin Square, Valley Stream, West Hempstead, Malverne, Lynbrook, Elmont, and Garden City come to Kushner Dermatology for glycolic peels. Call (516) 328-6252 today to schedule your appointment.
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