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  1. Benefits of Glycolic Acid Peel The use of glycolic acid peel is not new as the people of ancient time also were using this kind of skin rejuvenating method. With the use of this acid, the old and damaged skin layer is replaced by new and fresh skin layer. When this layer is removed, many skin damages are corrected. Glycolic acid peel treatment is now being used by many people, and even individuals are doing it at home, on their own. It is mostly used to correct skin deformities on the face, neck, chest and hands. Our skin is damaged due to aging or over exposure to the sun. When the rate at which old skin cells are replaced by new and healthy ones slows down, a layer of dead skin cells is formed over the surface. This layer is responsible to bring the negative changes in the look of a person and the face or other areas will appear dull and with wrinkles, lines, marks, etc. Glycolic acid peel is used to remove this superficial damaged skin layer. When the damaged and skin layer is removed, a new skin layer takes the place of the removed skin layer. Obviously, this new layer will be healthier, fresh, and with a more even texture and color. As you increase the concentration of the acid, it works deeper into the skin layers and encourages production of collagen and elastin that makes the fine skin layers to become less visible. When we look at the benefits of glycolic acid peel, we find them very encouraging. The benefits include healthy and glowing skin surface, less acne and blemishes, and the appearance will change dramatically. The cell division is stimulated to help new cells’ growth, skin discoloration is reduced to a great extent, skin tone and texture improve greatly, in short, the appearance of the skin will change greatly as the damaged layer is replaced by a healthy skin layer. Glycolic acid peel is extensively used by many skin care experts due to its great benefits. People can do this at home provided they get the right information about it. If you are suffering from skin abnormalities especially on your face, neck, chest and hands, you can go for a glycolic acid peel treatment but you have to follow the instructions carefully to get the best results and to avoid any harm to your skin. With the right details in hand, you can perform the peel safely and effectively. Side Effects of Glycolic Acid Peel Glycolic acid peel is used to remove blemishes and wrinkles and to tone uneven skin pigmentation. It works on the top skin layer, removes it to bring new and healthier skin cells to the surface. Glycolic acid peel is considered the mildest of all chemical peels and it is found effective to mild to moderate acne, uneven coloration, dry skin areas, and fine wrinkles. Unlike the strongest of all peels, the phenol peel, glycolic acid peel is found very safe to use as it produces minimum or negligible types of side effects. The more concentrated the peel are, the more severe will be the side effects. Glycolic acid peels have many benefits when you use it on your face, neck, hands or chest. Though glycolic acid peel is considered the mildest of all peels, care should still be taken during its treatment. Compared with TCA or phenol peels, no doubt that glycolic acid peel is associated with fewer side effects, but still you should get enough information before you try to do the peeling treatment on your own.

  2. It is natural for anyone to suffer a bit when a skin layer is removed and new layer is revealed. The more concentrated acid is used, the deeper it will work and the more severe will be the side effects or discomforts. The common side effects of glycolic acid peel treatment include redness, stinging, crusting, and similar types of discomfort can be experienced after the treatment. However, not all such problems stay long in case of glycolic acid peel and it is not necessary that every patient would face the same type or same intensity of the discomfort. Normally, these types of discomforts last for only a few days. Adverse reactions are rare that include scarring, numbness and infection. Most of the times, you won’t be feeling any intolerable side effects if the procedure is done correctly and if you follow the post-treatment instructions carefully. Glycolic acid peel is much economical than other facial surgical procedures. Since it is also considered the mildest and safest of all peels, people do not hesitate to undergo this treatment on their own. However, it wise to get all the information before you attempt to do the peeling treatment. Moreover, you should always start with low concentration of glycolic acid. In any case, doing a spot test before working on the entire face is a much safer approach. References: