How Glycolic acid peels work
As we age and accumulate skin damage, the rate at which skin cells renew themselves slows down. It takes on average 28 days for there to be a turnover of cells on young person and 35 for older people. The result is the surface of the skin becomes blocked clogged with dead roughened skin cells.
Application of Gycolic Acid Peels loosens the glue like substance that binds skin cells together. So allowing new skin to surface more quickly and easily. It may also have an effect on acne conditions by unblocking follicles which lead to acne conditions. The new skin may also have a more rejuvenated look producing a more even colour and smoother texture.
An additional benefit of glycolic peels is continous use of these peels may increase cell turnover and improve the production of collagen ( the protein in the skin that prevents the skin from wrinkling and saggaing).
When used on the skin it result mild exfoliating peel. When applied to the skin Glycolic acid peels the top most surface of the skin.
Glycolic applications can be done in a beauty salon or using an glycolic acid home peel kit. Obviously in salon treatments use a higher percentage of glycolic acid for glycolic peels.
Salon treatments because of short time duration are sometimes called lunchtime peels. The can be complete in about 15-20 minutes, and can be repeated every 1-2 weeks.
Gycolic Acid Peels would benefits the following skin conditions to reveal a bright smoother skin texture
- Sun damaged skin
- Rough keratinised skin
- Finely lined skin
- Age spots on hands and face
- Brown marks
- Can also improve acne prone skins
Agera peels Proven benefits:
Agera has been scientifically proven to reduce the signs of ageing by reducing fine lines and wrinkles, minimising pores and improving elasticity. It can also treat areas of increased pigmentation, reduce acne scarring and improve sun-damaged skin.
Penetrating and stimulating the skin's deepest layers
The Agera Rx range uses 'nanosomes' - tiny particles that ensure powerful antioxidants and retinol penetrate and stimulate the skin's deepest layers, whilst Growth Factor Peptides, exclusive to Agera Rx, help restore and maintain the skin's thickness and resilience.
TCA peels & benfits:
Medium (TCA) chemical peels penetrate the skin more deeply than light chemical peels. In administering a medium chemical peel, the doctor applies a solution containing trichloroacetic acid to the skin. This chemical solution, which is custom formulated for each patient, works by removing the dull, damaged outer layers of skin — those affected by acne, fine lines, sun exposure, and other factors. In the week or so after treatment, these dead layers of skin slough off, revealing a new, smooth layer of skin.
Salycilic peels & benfits:
It is also known as beta-hydroxy acid, some research shows that a salicylic application may help prematurely aged skin by exfoliating it as well as improving the color and texture.
The benefits of salicylic acid may also include treating acne as it is able to penetrate oil-filled follicles.