What is a glycolic acid peel?
A glycolic acid peel is a light peel that is performed by an aesthetician or nurse. Glycolic acid is one of the alpha-hydroxy acids as is lactic acid. They are both mild acids and come in various concentrations. Even at high concentration, they produce a light peel unless placed in many layers. A deeper peel can be obtained with trichloroacetic acid (TCA Peel) or phenol. The correct peel type is chosen during the consultation depending on the patient’s concerns and ability to recover.
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