Soft Peeling: Glycolic acid for acne
While there are still ways to ensure the total disappearance of acne and its mark on the skin, the superficial peeling with glycolic acid is presented as a favorable response, capable of healing the marks and gives a more harmonious and healthy in the face affected with this problem. Unlike dermabrasion, deep peeling and laser treatment with glycolic acid is less aggressive and can be applied daily using creams with low concentration, and used in more complex medical interventions.
What is and how glycolic acid acts
The glycolic acid is of natural origin, mainly found in sugar cane, and integrates the group of alpha-hydroxy acids (AHA). This acid is not toxic, its effect on the skin surface only, without reaching deep levels of the same intrinsic composition. So the corrosive effect of the acid itself, in this case is limited only to the thin outer layer of skin, which is only dead cells.
Furthermore, although the one hand these tissues exfoliate surface, on the other stimulates the skin to promote restructuring of hydration and cellular metabolism as a whole. Household creams have low concentrations of glycolic acid, since it is a substance whose use should be introduced gradually and up as far as possible under medical supervision.
Benefits of the peel for acne
Shortly after starting treatment, about one week, the skin begins to look brighter thanks to the aforementioned renewal of tissues.
Hydration is another benefit, hydration is the result of increased activity of positively charged ions, which results in a homogeneous texture.
Stimulation of collagen synthesis makes the skin tone, so reducing, in addition to the acne marks, wrinkles, stretch marks, stains caused by too much sun and scars in general.
To the extent that treatment with glycolic acid is accompanied by other treatments specific skin type, the action of acid favors the reception of these other substances, making the program doubly effective.
Types of treatment with glycolic acid
Home: the self can be done at home, with products of low concentration of this acid (4 to 16%)
Cosmetic: the treatment offered by the stylists, that although doctors do not know the necessary procedures. Here, the concentration is up to 30%.
Clinical: in the case of plastic surgeons or dermatologists. In this context, the peeling is much more intense as we speak of a strong acid concentration (70%).
Risk treatment and care
As with all exfoliating product after acid application is very important to protect the skin from the sun. On the other hand, if home treatment is chosen, it must be supervised by a physician, who advised the exact dose or in each case as the skin needs.