What Are Glycolic Peels?
Glycolic acid is a natural ingredient derived from sugar cane. It falls into the set of ingredients called AHA’s. It is probably the most common alpha hydroxy acid and has the reputation of being one of the safest. It acts as exfoliator and helps in penetration of ingredient used during a treatment.
Glycolic acid safely removes the outer layer of dead skin cells on the skin’s surface, bringing a fresh new skin with a healthy glow. This is beneficial for those who are looking for ingredients that help with anti-aging. Glycolic acid can also help lighten discoloration of the skin, such as sun spots or age spots and help those with acne-prone and blackhead-prone skin. After the peel skin feels softer and smoother, and its overall appearance is enhanced.
What does a glycolic peel treatment include?
A basic chemical peel includes a glycolic peel itself (a common strength is 20% but it will be taylored to your specific needs) and a calming revitalizing mask.
Patients can opt to have a hyaluronic mask (£10) as an add-on to their treatment and/or an ampoule with vitamins and antioxidants with a choice or a combination of galvanic, ultra current and high frequency therapies (£17) to push the ingredients deep into the skin.
Prices start from £39 per session. Contact our friendly team in London to request a quote according to your individual requirements or to book a consultation. Our clinic is located right by Hither Green Station, SE13.