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What is a Glycolic peel?
Glycolic peel is a derivative of sugarcane. It is available in various strengths such as 20 %, 35 %, 50 %, & 70 %.
Are Chemical peels harmful ? Do they contain Chemical ?
Chemical peels are called so as they have chemical structure and not because they are chemicals. Like oxygen which has a chemical structure O2, but is not a chemical.
Who can do Glycolic peel?
Glycolic peel can be done for fine lines, wrinkles, improving skin irregularity, lightening skin color, and acne marks and scars.
What does Chemical peel do to my skin?
The peel removes the superficial layers of the skin & removes pigmentation and blemishes making it smooth, improves texture & gives skin a uniform tone. It also lightens the skin color and reduces fine lines and wrinkles.
Is a Glycolic peel painful?
No. there is a mild degree of "tingling" or a slightly itchy sensation when the peel is applied to the skin.
How is a Glycolic peel performed?
The technician will clean the skin with an antibacterial and antigreasing agent to remove excessive oils and contamination. The peel is then applied by the dermatologist and left for a certain period of time depending on the skin type and the indication for the peel. Then the peel is neutralised after 3-8 minutes.
How long does it take to have a Glycolic peel?
About 5-10 minutes to apply the peel, hence it is popular as a "lunch time" peel.
What are the post procedure precautions after a Glycolic peel?
You need to use a sunscreen strictly after a Glycolic peel. You should not do any waxing/bleaching/plucking/scrubbing or steaming of skin when the skin is peeling.
Can one go right back to work after a Glycolic peel?
Yes, one can go to work and all activities may be resumed immediately.
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