Definition - What does Glycolic Peel mean?
Glycolic acid peels are a type of chemical skin peel that has glycolic acid as a main ingredient. Glycolic acid is actually a fruit acid that comes from sugar cane. In comparison to other chemical skin peels, glycolic acid peels are considered light and have very little (if any) recovery time. There is usually no pain associated with the peel and many patients opt to have this treatment done over their lunch break before returning to work.
TheConsultation explains Glycolic Peel
During a glycolic acid peel, a thin layer of the peel is applied to the face and left for a period of time. Glycolic acid is a common treatment option for slight wrinkles, minimal scarring, and age spots. If a particular area of the face is more damaged, the peel may be left on for a longer period of time. Once the peel is removed, there may be slight burning and pain which may be remedied with over-the-counter pain medication.