Over the last ten years, the glycolic peel has become a very popular skin treatment. In fact, the glycolic peel is one of the most commonly used chemical peels today. Using low concentration glycolic acid peels usually leave no side effects and is relatively safe to use.
The process of using the peel is quite simple. A chemical solution, made up of glycolic acid and other components is applied to your skin. This skin treatment causes your outer layer of skin to eventually blister and fall off, revealing the fresh and regenerated skin below.
After using a glycolic peel, your skin may turn reddish and become more sensitive to sunlight so it is advisable to stay indoors until the skin completely heals. After a brief period of time, however, you can go out in the sun just as you were accustomed to.
Glycolic acid peels are usually available in concentrations from 10% to 90%. The higher the concentration, the more the skin peels. Picking the right concentration depends on many things such as what the peel is used for, skin type and general responsiveness towards peel and therefore it is best to consult a specialist first.