What are light chemical peels?
Light chemical peels are peels suited for treatment of acne, uneven pigmentation, dryness and fine wrinkles. They contain Alpha Hydroxy Acids such as citric acid, glycolic acid, lactic acid, malic acid and tartaric acid.
Benefits for the skin
At our clinic, we perform chemical peels with glycolic, lactic and malic acids.
Glycolic acid is derived from sugar cane, and has mild exfoliating qualities. It is the most common acid used in peels and it is multifunctional. Due to its low molecular mass it penetrates the epidermis easily, working on a deeper level of the skin.
Chemical peels containing glycolic acid loosen up the top layers of the skin, exfoliate it away and also produce collagen growth.
Lactic acid comes from sour milk or bilberries. It is also great at exfoliation and removal of dead skin cells which results in healthier skin. It has the property to attract water, and thus can have moisturizing effects as well.
There is no real downtime when it comes to light chemical peels. You can return to wearing makeup and going to work the next day. However, it does not mean that there will not be any side effects. During the 3-7 days post treatment, your skin may appear red, dry and flaky. It is important to follow the at-home post treatment routine that your esthetician recommends you.
- Open sores on the face
- Oral Herpes outbreak
- Facial cancers
- Atopic dermatitis, psoriasis