What is a lactic acid peel? Who can get one? What are the benefits? Before you book your appointment at our student spa* be sure to read about lactic acid peels and what they can do for you!
What Can Lactic Acid Peels Do?
Like all chemical peels, a lactic acid peel is supposed to deliver smoother, softer, and younger-looking skin. Multiple treatments help diminish fine lines, acne, and hyperpigmentation (brown spots). They can be exceptionally helpful to those with oil-prone skin.
What is a Lactic Acid Peel Made Of?
Lactic acid, a type of alpha hydroxy acid (AHA), is derived from sour milk and is used for the mildest, most gentle of chemical peels. A lactic acid peel works like a glycolic acid peel, but it is much more gentle on the skin.
How Do They Work?
Lactic acid functions as an exfoliant on the skin. Its acid helps dissolve the glue-like substance that binds the outermost surface skin cells together so that old skin cells are sloughed off to reveal fresher skin cells underneath.
What Are The Benefits?
One benefit of a lactic acid peel is the lack of side effects. Lactic acid peels do not come with the skin irritation or recovery time of deeper chemical peels, making them a good choice for people with sensitive skin or those who have rosacea. It is also free of risks or complications, making it a good choice for those new to chemical peels.
While the chance of allergy or irritation is low, you should still talk to your esthetician about possible reactions you could have. Make sure to let them know if you’ve experienced an allergic reaction to peels or treatments before.
What Do The Results Look Like?
Because a lactic acid peel is so gentle, results are not as intense as with other chemical peels. A series of up to eight sessions may be required to achieve full results, with “maintenance” lactic peel treatments thereafter.
Considerations to Make
Patients who use Retin-A skin care products should consult a dermatologist before seeking a chemical peel. Discontinued use of Retin-A is usually recommended before a peel, since Retin-A makes the skin sensitive to other chemicals.
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