Glycolic acid peels are one of the most popular varieties of the medical-grade treatments. Derived from sugar cane, glycolic acid is the Holy Grail for exfoliation, effectively removing the outermost layer of dead cells from the complexion, revealing brighter, fresher skin. Glycolic acid peels are used to treat scarring, skin discoloration and signs of aging.
Salicylic acid peels are treatments used to deeply exfoliate the surface layers of the skin. Salicylic acid breaks the bonds that hold the skin’s cells together, causing them to shed away or peel. As the skin regenerates, it is rejuvenated. The benefits of salicylic acid peels include softer, smoother skin, improved blackheads and acne, and reduced sun damage, fine lines and wrinkles.
The main function of lactic acid is to exfoliate dead, dry skin. It’s a suitable remedy for all skin types, including the sensitive type. A lactic acid chemical peel provides a superficial peel, which decongests pores and leaves the skin looking fresh, hydrated and supple.