Skincredible’s Glycolic-Lactic Acid Combo Peel offers patients the exfoliating properties of Glycolic acid paired with the moisturizing benefits of Lactic acid. Perfect for patients looking to rejuvenate their complex, minimize fine lines and wrinkles, unclog pores and reduce the signs of aging.
Considered the most active and beneficial of the AHAs (Alpha Hydroxy Acid), Glycolic acid has been known to improve skin tone and texture after repetitive and continuous use. Once introduced within the skin’s cells, glycolic acid serves as a catalyst for the formation of new collagen, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on the surface of the skin. In addition, glycolic acid has been shown to effectively treat hyperpigmentation, melisma, acne and oily skin.
Lactic acid – another AHA – is derived from sour milk and is utilized as a non-irritating rapid exfoliate. Lactic acid occurs naturally in the skin and is a primary component of the skin’s natural moisturizing mechanism. Used alone, it is ideal for sensitive skin or skin unable to tolerate more aggressive peels.
Used in combination with Glycolic acid, lactic acid provides a moisturizing balance to its more aggressive partner, offering patients a peel that provides both significant shedding and peeling while maintaining a healthy and natural skin pH factor. Following treatment, your skin will look more youthful and vibrant – a direct result of the accelerated cell renewal process, stimulated collagen synthesis, and elastin fiber improvements caused by the chemical reaction in the peel.
Each individual responds to a Glycolic-Lactic Acid Combo peel differently. While some patients see visible peeling or sloughing, it is important to remember that exfoliation is at a cellular level and is not always apparent to the naked eye. Each patient responds differently based on their individual skin’s physiology, hormones, environment and skin hydration.
Your Skincredible provider will speak with you before treatment about your goals and expectations as well as the number of treatments that may be necessary to achieve the desired result.