Chemical peels. Rejuvenation. Lines and wrinkles.
Chemical peeling involves applying a chemical solution to the skin to remove its outer layers.
The percentage of a peel just indicates how much of the peeling agent is contained in the peel. So a 15% glycolic acid peel has less glycolic acid than a 50% glycolic acid peel.
What really matters when it comes to peel is their pH level. This indicates how deep the peel will penetrate into the skin and how much irritation it will get.
The lower the pH, the deeper the peel (except in the enzymatic peeling).
Made from naturally occurring acids found in fruits and other foods.
Glycolic acid (from sugar cane) is the most common peeling agent. It can be used to treat fine lines and wrinkles, sun damage, improvement of skin texture, skin brightening. Do not use in summer.
Lactic acid (from sour milk) is one of the acid used in modern AHA peels. It is less irritating than other AHAs. It can be used to treat pigmentation, dry or dehydrated skin, sensitive skin. Do not use in summer.
Mandelic acid (from almonds) is a weaker AHA than glycolic acid. It can be used to treat fine lines and wrinkles, acne scaring and oil control. This chemical peels can be used in summer.