Glycolic Peel FAQ
HOW MANY TREATMENTS ARE NECESSARY FOR VISIBLE IMPROVEMENT?
The results you can get from a glycolic peel are definitely noticeable, but they’re subtle
HOW LONG WILL MY RESULTS LAST?
As long as the skin is maintained with good quality skin care products, a healthy lifestyle and use of a high SPF, results will last.
WHAT SKIN TYPES RESPOND WELL TO THE GLYCOLIC PEEL?
All skin types (Fitzpatrick 1-6) are safe to treat
WHAT TYPE OF PRECONDITIONING IS REQUIRED?
The Glycolic peel requires no preconditioning of the skin prior to treatment. Only those patients who use Accutane must stop usage 3 months prior to treatment.
DOES THE GLYCOLIC PEEL BURN?
The client may feel a slight tingling sensation. This only lasts for a few moments.
HOW LONG WILL THE APPLICATION PROCESS TAKE?
The Glycolic Peel application only takes 15 minutes to administer.
HOW SEVERE IS THE PEELING AND WHAT IS THE DURATION OF THE PEELING PROCESS?
Initially you will have a nice glow to your skin, around day three you shed individual skin cells, so the skin can look slightly dryer and you can have some mild flaking from day three to day five. Some clients do not peel at all.
WHAT WILL I LOOK LIKE DURING THE TREATMENT PROCESS AND POST PEEL?
Due to the mild nature of glycolic peels, recovery time is virtually non-existent. Slight irritation may occur to the skin, but it will not be enough to disrupt normal daily activity.
WILL MY DAILY ROUTINE BE AFFECTED AFTER THE TREATMENT?
Normal activities may be resumed immediately post peel.
CAN MAKE UP BE WORN POST PEEL?
Make up can be worn the next day if desired.
HOW MANY TREATMENTS ARE REQUIRED?
Some clients choose to have a one off treatment for a special event, however having regular glycolic peels will see that your skin looks its absolute best.. We suggest one per month for three months then move on to maintenance – one peel every three to six months.
CAN THE GLYCOLIC PEEL BE APPLIED TO OTHER PARTS OF THE BODY?
The face, neck and chest are the most commonly applied areas. The Glycolic Peel can be applied to other areas of the body, but the results will not necessarily be the same.
WILL THE GLYCOLIC PEEL HELP IMPROVE ACNE AND ACNE SCARS?
Outbreaks of acne can be reduced due to increased turnover of skin cells. A Glycolic peel will not improve acne scars.
HOW WILL A GLYCOLIC PEEL IMPROVE MY SKIN?
Glycolic acid is the mildest of the peel formulas we use at the Body Detox Clinic. It is used to improve the skins appearance and give a more youthful look.
If you want to freshen the skins appearance and have a radiant look, this is a perfect treatment.
WILL MY SKIN BE SENSITIVE POST PEEL?
Skin may be more sensitive for a few days.
WHO IS QUALIFIED TO CARRY OUT THIS TREATMENT?
The GLYCOLIC peel used at the Body Detox Clinic is a medical strength peel, therefore, only qualified healthcare professionals can use this peel solution.
IS SUN EXPOSURE PERMITTED POST PEEL?
Sun exposure should be avoided before and during the peel process to avoid uneven exposure. Following treatment, it is important to wear a high SPF.
WHEN CAN THE CLIENT RECEIVE HIS OR HER NEXT TREATMENT OF PEEL?
7 – 10 days after recovery (once the entire peel process is complete and skin completely healed).
IS THERE AN AGE REQUIREMENT TO HAVE A TCA PEEL?
You must be 18 years of age or over.