Mildest peels are performed with Alpha Hydroxy Acids such as glycolic, lactic or other fruit acids. Aha peels are especially recommended for people with fine wrinkles, some areas of dryness, pigmentation and sometimes acne. These peels are also good for people who do not have time to go for medium or deep peels that take more time to recover. Your doctor may apply this peel at weekly intervals or at other intervals depending upon the results being obtained. the normal strength of AHA such as Glycolic Acid may be 12%. You may be given a maintenance cream of an AHA in milder form to be applied everyday at home.
In the beginning of the treatment AHA peels may cause some redness, irritation or stinging. As the skin adjusts to the peel, theses effects disappear. This treatment generally takes about ten minutes during which the doctor applies the peeling solution to your face. No protective covering is required over the treated are and you can continue working normally. With your maintenance program at home, you may see a different fresh looking skin after some days. The results may not be immediately visible. Mixed with bleach this peel will also treat some uneven pigmentation.
Sun protection is necessary with this treatment. Please do not expose yourself to sun without taking adequate protection.
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