Westlake Village area dermatologist describes a glycolic peel
When patients in the Westlake Village area want to achieve a more beautiful texture and tone to their skin, they may want to consider mild chemical peels such as the glycolic acid peel.
Glycolic acid is a mild chemical that comes from sugar cane and is an alpha-hydroxy acid. This acid can come in many different concentrations; therefore, glycolic peels may be varied to provide mild to moderate skin rejuvenation. Patients can schedule a consultation appointment with Dr. Daphne I. Panagotacos to determine if a glycolic peel would provide them with the benefits they hope to obtain, and then we will determine which concentration the acid should be applied at.
A glycolic peel starts with cleansing the skin to remove oil, bacteria, and makeup before the procedure is done. Using a soft sponge, the peel is applied to the skin and left on for a specific period, depending on the results patients want to achieve and the concentration of the peel. While on the skin, it penetrates the superficial layer of the skin the stimulate peeling. This peeling, which occurs for several days after the treatment, helps in the healing process and reveals fresh, younger looking skin. Glycolic peels are left on for a few minutes and are cleansed from the skin to stop the process. Patients may notice redness and peeling after their treatment, but this is expected and encouraged as the skin rejuvenates.
Glycolic acid is just one type of acid used in chemical peels, and patients are welcome to speak with Dr. Daphne I. Panagotacos about the many different methods of rejuvenating the skin with safe and effective chemical peels. During an initial consultation appointment, Dr. Panagotacos will examine the skin and speak with patients about the concerns they have and then she will recommend a peel that will provide them the results they would like to achieve. In many cases, chemical peels must be done regularly to see optimum results. Patients may also want to speak to their dermatologist about the possibility of having other treatments available including injectables such as dermal fillers and neuromodulators.
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