- LIPOSOMED PEELS
- CHEMICAL PEELS
- POST-TREATMENT PRODUCTS
- COMPLEMENTARY PRODUCTS
- FACTOR G
- RETI AGE
- SESGEN 32
- HIDRADERM HYAL
- HIDRADERM TRX
- AZELAC RU
Glycolic acid (GA) is one of the most commonly used chemical substances for superficial peels. This AHA causes total or partial changes in the epidermis and the papillary dermis.
The procedure generates skin variations by stimulating epidermal proliferation, destroying specific layers of the altered skin or inducing poorly known tissue inflammatory reactions. Skin changes can be seen after several applications of this type of peel, e.g, new collagen deposits and an increase of GAGs in the papillary dermis, which help repair sun-damaged skin.
Glycolic acid is very soluble in water and has a small molecular size.
These two qualities grant a greater transepidermal penetration capacity, and can cause mild irritation after its application.
44% Glycolic acid.
10% Citric acid.
5% Kojic acid.
3% Lactic acid.
. 2% Hydroquinone.
Thoroughly cleanse and degrease the skin and protect sensitive areas. Next, apply the peel using gauze, beginning with resistant areas on the face and moving toward the most sensitive ones (forehead, cheeks, submaxillary region, chin, upper lip, and nose).
Allow to act for 5-10 minutes or until reaching the desired point, mild redness with no flaking. After this time, and to prevent the peel from continuing its actions and penetrating the skin, neutralize it by washing the area of application with abundant water. After the washing step, and to ensure complete neutralization, a coat of neutralizing lotion can be applied.
After applying the peel, areas that are warm to the touch or erythemas may appear. Should this occur, further neutralization is needed.
If the peel has been applied to more than three areas simultaneously, we recommend neutralizing them all.
Upon the application of the peel, a stinging sensation may be experienced by the patient, which will disappear in few minutes.