Did You Know? Glycolic Acid

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About Glycolic Acid

Glycolic acid is not ‘new’ but it’s potential is likely unknown to many. A derivative of sugar cane, it is classified as an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA). It works primarily by loosening the glue-like substance that holds dull dead skin cells on the topmost layers of your skin.  In addition, it helps to keep pores clean, lightens skin discolorations, and stimulates collagen and elastin production.

Since it is so well tolerated, it is a great product to incorporate into an anti-aging regimen. Because glycolic is the smallest of all the acids, it yields the most dramatic results. When you combine acids at lower strengths, they’re less irritating than retinoids.  You may have thousands of dead skin cells coming off at the same time—but the shedding is still invisible to the naked eye.

Glycolic Acid Products

Both the Glytone Mild Gel Cleanser for Face and the Glytone Exfoliating Body Wash help exfoliate the dead skin cells, leaving the skin smooth and hydrated.  Glytone Daily Body Lotion is a rich, nourishing body lotion specially formulated to moisturize and correct skin texture imperfections on the body. It softens and smooths while revealing younger, more vibrant looking skin.  Get a jump start to healthier skin with an in-office glycolic peel.  We offer an introductory peel (for first-time patients, or patients with sensitive skin) and provide product for continued treatment from the comfort of your home.  This is the perfect treatment for patients of all ages and skin types, as well as those with busy schedules; no down time with excellent results!

A combination of in-office glycolic treatments and home maintenance is ideal. Our staff and patients are pleased with the results that adding a glycolic wash into their routine has produced.  The New Year is the perfect time to improve your skin care. Contact us today and let our nurses in Naples, FL help you develop a plan to meet the specific needs of your skin!