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Glycolic Peel: Treatment, Procedure, Cost and Side Effects

What is Glycolic Peel? How is the treatment done? Are there any side effects? How long does it take to recover? What is the price of the treatment in India? Are the results of the treatment permanent?

What is Glycolic Peel?

Glycolic peel treatment is also know as Chemical Peel. The human skin is a very soft and sensitive tissue that needs to be cared for constantly. In case of a lack of proper treatment, the skin may undergo a series of changes that can make it look older and unattractive. There are several vital nutrients and vitamins that ensure the proper development of skin, but problems may still arise even if all of these needs are met.

Several cosmetic and skin care products available in the market can aid people in repairing skin damage. Some people may also want to remove the signs of ageing from their faces. Under such circumstances, It is best to undergo a chemical peel or Glycolic peel treatment.

A peel treatment involves applying a peel or a mask over your face. Once this has remained on the face for an hour or two, the item is peeled off. Most peels are available at pharmacists and other shops, which sell beauty products. However, some of the most effective peels, such as the Glycolic one, can only be found at the dermatologist’s office.

Glycolic peel uses the glycolic acid to remove the dirt and oil from the outer layers of the skin.

How is the treatment done?

The treatment involves visiting a plastic surgeon, dermatologist or any other skin expert. The expert will apply a light chemical peel on your face. After application, it is left to set on your face for a period of time. During this time, the peel must not be disturbed by any means. The time needed for the peel to work depends on the quality of the peel and the reason for the treatment.

After the required amount of time, the expert will peel off this mixture from your face. No time is needed for recovery with this procedure. Some people may feel irritation in the skin after the peel has been removed. In such a case, Tylenol or Motrin is used to treat this side effect.

Who is eligible for the treatment?

People who suffer from wrinkles and acne should seek out the glycolic peel treatment. It removes the oil and dirt from the outer layer of the skin, which in turn treats the acne. People with uneven skin coloring can also try out the glycolic acid peel.

Who is not eligible for the treatment?

People who want a face lift and are trying to cure other issues with their facial skin do not qualify for the treatment. The same procedure is also not useful for people who are supposed to undergo cosmetic surgery of any kind.

Are there any side effects?

There are no side effects that show up after a glycolic peel treatment. However, some people may experience skin irritation after the peel is removed. This usually goes away on its own without the need for any treatment. Redness of the area is also noticed in some cases. This issue also disappears over time.

What are the post-treatment guidelines?

No post treatment guidelines are followed after glycolic peel.

How long does it take to recover?

Not applicable.

What is the price of the treatment in India?

Rs. 1,500-Rs. 5,000

Are the results of the treatment permanent?

Results are not permanent. People who undergo a glycolic peel treatment may need to repeat it at a later point of time.

Popular Questions & Answers

I have pigmentation on my chin ,I tried many creams like melaglow or koijc gel, nothing is worked ,can I use chemical peel treatment? Can I use glycolic peel?

MCh Plastic Surgery, MS - General Surgery
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Bangalore
Yes chemical peels are good option for deeper pigmentation. From creams containing hydroquinone to milder ones of Kojic acid, niacinamide, arbutin. There is options of glutathione injections to oral tablets with vitamin C, also laser toning also g...
2 people found this helpful

Can I use luxeur glycolic peel at home? Is this safe? And how to use chemical peels remedy at home?

MCh Plastic Surgery, MS - General Surgery
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Bangalore
Hello, I would not recommend to do chemical peels with glycolic acid more than 30% on your own at home as its can be dangerous. The dermatologist knows the end point of chemical peels and can neutralize it if its going deep. Usage of glycolic crea...

I am 22 years old and I have dull skin and acne marks. Can I have glycolic acid peel? What will be the cost of glycolic acid peel.

Homeopath, Faridabad
Hello. Glycolic acid peels are pretty useful to remove the superficial dead cell layer of the skin, thus helps in clearing the complexion, removing the tan, getting rid of post-inflammatory hyperpigmented marks. Costs varies as per the area to be ...
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I have done the glycolic peel three times every month for my hyperpigmentation and the pores firstly I get the good result all acne are gone but marks are still there what I do next my dermatologist again say me for another peel will it remove permanently.

MCh Plastic Surgery, MS - General Surgery
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Bangalore
Hello, Glycolic peel can help with pigmentation. Laser toning using Q switch Nd Yag laser is an option but results variable. You may need 6-8 sessions at 3 weeks gap. Consult a dermatologist.

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