Chemical peels come in a variety of types and concentrations, with each offering a unique set of benefits. The glycolic peel we offer at Shafer Clinic Fifth Avenue and Laser Center in New York City is an excellent choice for people who want tighter and brighter skin with a radiant glow.

The treatment also helps to exfoliate the skin, treat large pores, and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles to help give the face a refreshed appearance.

What Is a Glycolic Peel?

A glycolic peel is made from a combination of glycolic acid and antioxidants. Glycolic acid can be extracted from things like sugar cane and fruit. It is categorized as a mild acid and is fairly gentle on the skin compared to more intense options.

Glycolic acid can be found in a lot of serums and masks available in stores and is often used in treatments for:

  • Fine lines
  • Sun spots
  • Melasma
  • Acne
  • Scars
  • Hyperpigmentation

The concentration of glycolic acid found in a chemical peel is significantly higher than that found in store-bought products, but it is not high enough to cause any pain.

How Does a Chemical Peel Work?

Chemical peels primarily work by providing deep and comprehensive exfoliation of the skin, which triggers the skin-renewal process and the production of essential proteins responsible for strong, tight, and healthy skin.

The first step in the process is making sure the skin is carefully and thoroughly cleansed so that there is no debris that can affect the overall results of the chemical peel. Once the skin is clean, the chemical peel is gently brushed onto the face in an even layer. It is then allowed to seep into the skin and dry.

Since our glycolic peel is so gentle, there should be no pain or discomfort, which makes it an excellent choice for anyone’s first chemical peel

What to Expect

The results of your chemical peel will not be immediate. The skin may appear red and slightly irritated after the treatment, but this is normal. Some dryness and flaking may occur, but this is also to be expected. After a few days, your results should start to come in and you will notice your skin looks smoother, softer, and more radiant.

Schedule Your Chemical Peel

Chemical peels are a great addition to any skincare routine and can be performed monthly to keep your skin looking clear and bright. Contact Shafer Clinic Fifth Avenue and Laser Center today to schedule a consultation. We can let you know if a glycolic peel is right for you or recommend one that can provide you with the results you are looking for.

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