Can I get a glycolic acid peel?
It’s important that you get a skin assessment before you start your treatments. During this free consultation, you’ll have your skin examined by one of our talented medical aestheticians. They’ll make sure that your complexion will benefit from the treatment.
If you are currently taking Accutane for acne, it’s better to wait until about 6 months after you’ve stopped taking the medication before getting a chemical peel. This is because Accutane makes the skin very sensitive, increasing the risk of complications.
What should I do after my treatment?
The first time you get your glycolic peel, your skin will most likely be quite red and sensitive. With repeated treatments, this redness and sensitivity will decrease because your skin will gradually get used to it.
Although you don’t need to do much after your treatment, you should make sure to avoid exposing your skin to the sun. Your skin can get damaged easily by UV rays in the days after a session, so make sure to go out at peak sun hours only if you must, wear a hat and apply sunscreen liberally.
Your skin may be a little flaky afterwards. Avoid picking at the flakiness (also known as frosting) to reduce irritation.