Glycolic Peel by Neostrata
ProSystem chemical peels offer a range of peel options including 20%, 35%, 50% and 70% AHA concentrations. ProSystem also features two Targeted Benefit Peels in a Brightening and Clarifying formulation, as well as Retinol Peel.
What is a Glycolic Acid Chemical Peel?
A glycolic acid chemical peel uses glycolic acid as the main active ingredient to provide results. The concentration of acids can vary. For example, Neostrata® Rejuvenating Glycolic Acid Peels are a customizable peel system that offers four levels of surface exfoliation at 20%, 35%, 50% and 70% acid concentrations. In addition to Neostrata's® Glycolic Acid technology, two Targeted Benefit Peels are available: a 30% Mandelic and Citric Acid Clarifying Peel for acne-prone skin, and a 30% Citric Acid Brightening Peel to target uneven skin tone and discoloration. These peels effectively exfoliate the skin's surface layers and encourage skin renewal with little to no peeling, flaking or downtime, making Neostrata® Glycolic Acid Peels an ideal fit for those with an active and busy lifestyle.
What to Expect -
Your skin health professional will generally ask you about your medical history, as well as any medications you are currently using that may affect peel results. Before you receive a chemical peel, your skin health professional may ask you to stop using certain medications or topical skincare products. You may also be instructed to prepare your skin for a chemical peel with the use of products containing Glycolic Acid, Retinol, or other ingredients to condition and acclimate the skin to the peel solution prior to receiving a professional peel treatment.
NEOSTRATA® ProSystem Professional Chemical Peels are formulated at a low pH and may be performed only by licensed skin health professionals in a medical spa or physician’s office.
What Is Chemical Peel Recovery Time and What Should I Apply to My Skin After a Peel? -
There is often no healing or recovery time after a NEOSTRATA® ProSystem AHA peel; skin looks and feels normal within a few days to a week after. Skin may be more sensitive than usual from the peel for 1 - 4 days, but may take a week or longer. During this time, you should use gentle products from the NEOSTRATA® Restore Collection.
Don't Chemical Peels have to hurt to be effective? -
While patients may experience slight discomfort, which may include stinging, burning, itching, tingling or a heat-like sensation, superficial chemical peels should not be painful. Your skin health professional will check in with you throughout the procedure to gauge any discomfort.