What is it?
Glycolic acid is derived from sugar cane. Its purpose is skin exfoliation of dead skin cells that can result in naturally smoother looking and brighter skin.
What is it for?
Glycolic Peels can be used for a light skin exfoliation as well as deeper treatments for acne scars, sun-damaged skin and to post-pone signs of aging.
What does the procedure involve?
The product Dr. Roochi uses is licensed for physician use only and is a prescription strong glycolic peel.
Skin conditioning with a mild glycolic acid (provided for home-use) is advised for a minimum of 2 weeks prior to the peel to prepare the skin, promote faster healing post-peel and to see quicker results.
During the treatment the skin is cleansed with a pre-peel solution and then the glycolic peel is applied to the skin and left on like a mask. After the recommended time, the acid is neutralised and cleansed off
How many treatments?
6 treatments, every 2 weeks
However even single treatments on a regular basis achieves excellent results.
Who can have a Glycolic Peel?
This is treatment is for you, unless patients have been prescribe Accutane medicine in the last year. Patients with kidney failure are also contra-indicated, as well as if patients have open skin wounds or active cold sores (herpes infection). Skin should be allowed to heal, or treatment for infections prior to treatment.
PROFESSIONAL SALICYLIC SKIN PEEL 30%
Mild acne/blackheads, and stubborn excess of sebum production
(Acne, oily, congested, combination, hyperpigmentation and sun damaged skin)
How does it work?
30% Salicylic Acid acts as an antiseptic exfoliant that deeply cleanses pores. Excellent for acne and aids overall skin rejuvenation.
How many treatments?
Dependent on desired results. Usually a course of 6 treatments is necessary to show dramatic differences, however even single treatments can reduce the appearance of problematic skin and boost rejuvenation effects.
After treatment effects
The Salicylic Peel targets the Mid-Epidermis of skin, and there can be 1-3 days of ‘down-time’ during the healing process where patients can experience redness, swelling, itching or flaking as the dead skin exfoliates and skin regenerates.