For some patients, sensitive skin makes a number of peels and facials difficult to handle. Skincredible’s Mandelic Acid Peel provides that less aggressive option that many individuals with a delicate dermis may be looking for in a chemical peel.
Packed with highly potent antibacterial qualities, our professional Mandelic Peel gently exfoliates the surface of your skin, evening out skin tone and text, clearing away stubborn blackheads, fading dark spots, and smoothing fine lines and wrinkles – all towards the shared goal of repairing and rejuvenating your aged and damaged skin.
Mandelic acid peels are a type of alpha hydroxy (AHA) peel, similar to glycolic acid and lactic acid peels. In contrast to glycolic and lactic acid, the size of mandelic acid molecules are larger causing the mandelic peel to be less penetrating and irritating while remaining significantly effective for the treatment of damaged skin.
This lack of irritation makes Mandelic Peels ideal for patients with sensitive skin, Rosacea or darker skin tones, as well as being a good introduction for those new to chemical peels. Due to their powerful antibacterial qualities, Mandelic Peels are also perfectly suited for addressing blackheads and relieving acne prone skin.
Following a Mandelic Acid peel, your skin will be pink and sensitive. Mandelic acid peels do not generally cause the skin to physically peel off – though this may occur for some patients. Because mandelic acid peels are so mild, there is very little downtime associated with the peel.
Your skin may be dry, and flaky in some places, but overall, the side effects from mandelic peels are generally less physically significant than other peels. Patients receiving a mandelic acid peel for acne might experience some post-peel purging. Generally, side effects from the peel, including redness and irritation, subside and resolve within two to four days following treatment.
Your Skincredible provider will discuss all pre and post treatment instructions and expectations prior to your peel as well as any follow-up treatments that may be necessary.