Glycolic Peels

Pro-Derm™ AHA Peels

20% – 40% – 50% – 60% – 70%

Non-Neutralized, Unbuffered, Pure Glycolic Acid

Exfoliants such as AHAs (alpha-hydroxyl acids) have been shown to lighten dark areas of the skin. Glycolic acid is derived from sugar cane and is used as an ingredient in skin-lightening products in low concentrations. It is the smallest alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) and is both colorless and odorless.

Glycolic acid is the most commonly recognized chemical peel solution, probably due to the fact that it is beneficial to all skin types regardless of gender, age or ethnicity.

Indications:

Loss of skin tightness and elasticity, irregular pigmentation, superficial melasma, rough skin, dilated pores, acne, fine lines and wrinkles, superficial scars, couperosis and rosacea

Contraindications:

Hypersensitivity and photosensitivity of the skin, allergies, viral infections, herpes and Accutane.  Accutane  must be stopped for at least 6 months before the first treatment.

Discontinue use of topical Vitamin A acid for approximately 1 week pre and post peel

IPL at least 2 weeks pre and post peel (please inform your laser and peel clinician of treatments )

Precautions:

It is recommended prior to first peel that the patient uses a Pro-Derm™ AHA cream or AHA-BHA lotion for minimum of 2 weeks in order to maximize the peel results.