A unique approach based on expertise and values
GLYTONE was created as the physicians-only Glycolic Acid product line that provides the highest skin rejuvenation and targeted solutions for skin health through the utilization of the highest Free Acid Levels available.
What will glycolic acid peels do for my skin?
These mild chemical peels improve the texture and even the color the skin through exfoliation, with excellent results in many skin conditions. Age spots, dark patches (melasma), and discoloration from acne are greatly improved. Fine lines and skin texture becomes smooth .The result is a healthy glow and a tighter firmer complexion.
How is the peel performed?
After cleansing, we apply a mild glycolic solution (alpha-hydroxy acid derived from sugar cane). Cool air from a fan will counteract the mild burning or stinging that may occur during this several minute period. You will be monitored carefully during the entire process, and a neutralizing spray will be used to stop the treatment. Aloe and sunscreen will be applied.
How many peels will I need?
Because glycolic peels are superficial, and thus safer than other types of chemical peels, improvement is gradual. While a single peel will firm and freshen the skin, leaving a healthy glow, most patients should plan on a series of 5-6 peels to achieve their long-term goals. The treatments can be performed at 2-4 week intervals, gradually using high strengths as the skin builds tolerance. Results are generally long lasting, although most patients may find maintenance peels every month-two months beneficial to maintain the effects.
Do I need to use any special products?
Daily use of glycolic acid products is recommended to prepare the skin for the procedure and maintain results. We recommend the use of an ,8-20% glycolic acid cream for at least 2 weeks prior to the first peel. The glycolic cream and Retin A/Renova if used must be stopped 2 days prior to each peel. At all time, SPF 30 or greater sunscreen should be worn outdoors to maintain improvement, and avoid sunburn and discoloration.
What are the risks?
Most people respond to a glycolic peel with only mild redness lasting several days. Adverse reactions such as peeling, infection, recurrence of cold sores, and sensitivity to wind and sun are uncommon but possible. We do not perform glycolic peels on patients who used the acne medicine Accutane during the prior 6 months.