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Glycolic peel 

 

Description: A glycolic peel is a chemical exfoliation treatment that uses glycolic acid, a type of alpha hydroxy acid (AHA), to remove the outermost layer of dead skin cells from the skin's surface. It's a popular skincare treatment used to improve the appearance and texture of the skin, reduce fine lines and wrinkles by promoting collagen, and a brighter, more even complexion.

Benefits:

  1. Exfoliation: Glycolic peels effectively exfoliate the skin, removing dead skin cells and promoting cell turnover. This helps to unclog pores, refine skin texture, and reveal smoother, more radiant skin.

  2. Anti-Aging: By stimulating collagen production, glycolic peels can help reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and other signs of aging, leading to firmer, more youthful-looking skin.

  3. Hyperpigmentation: Glycolic peels can help lighten and reduce the appearance of dark spots, sun damage, and hyperpigmentation, resulting in a more even skin tone.

  4. Acne Treatment: Glycolic peels can help treat acne by unclogging pores, reducing inflammation, and preventing future breakouts. They can also help improve the appearance of acne scars.

  5. Brightening: Glycolic peels promote a brighter, more luminous complexion by removing dull, dead skin cells and revealing fresh, healthy skin underneath.

 

Frequency: The frequency of glycolic peel treatments depends on individual skin concerns and goals. For most people, a series of treatments spaced about 2 to 4 weeks apart is recommended to achieve optimal results. After completing a series of treatments, maintenance peels may be performed every 1 to 3 months to maintain the results.

The steps involved in a glycolic peel treatment at Lemoni Beauty Clinic are:

  1. Cleansing: The skin is cleansed to remove makeup, dirt, and oil.

  2. Exfoliating: A scrub is used to remove  to remove dead cells and prepare the skin for the peel.

  3. Extractions:  Extractions are done to unclog pores.

  4. Application: The glycolic peel solution is applied to the skin using a brush or applicator. The solution is left on for a specified amount of time, depending on the strength of the peel and your skin's tolerance.

  5. Neutralization: After the desired amount of time has passed, the peel is neutralized with a neutralizing solution to stop the exfoliating process.

  6. Moisturizing: A soothing moisturizer or calming serum may be applied to the skin to hydrate.

 

Beforecare: Before undergoing a glycolic peel, it's important to prepare your skin to ensure the best possible results:

  • Discontinue Use of Harsh Products: Stop using exfoliating products containing retinoids, alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs), beta hydroxy acids (BHAs), and other harsh ingredients for a few days prior to your peel.

  • Avoid Sun Exposure: Limit sun exposure and tanning bed use in the days leading up to your peel to reduce the risk of irritation and sunburn.

  • Notify Your Provider: Inform your skincare provider if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have any allergies or medical conditions that may affect your treatment.

 

Aftercare: After your glycolic peel, follow these tips to maintain and maximize the results:

  • Stay Hydrated: Drink plenty of water to keep your skin hydrated and promote healing.

  • Protect Your Skin: Apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher daily to protect your skin from sun damage and prevent hyperpigmentation.

  • Avoid Harsh Products: Avoid using harsh or abrasive skincare products for a few days after your peel to prevent irritation.

  • Moisturize: Use a gentle, hydrating moisturizer to soothe and nourish your skin after treatment.

  • Follow any specific post-peel instructions provided: such as avoiding strenuous exercise, steam rooms, or saunas for a certain period of time.

 

By following these before and aftercare tips and undergoing a glycolic peel treatment, you can achieve smoother, brighter, and more youthful-looking skin with improved texture and tone.

1 Treatment is:  $80 + tax 

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