Glycolic acid peels have been proven by researchers to be an effective treatment for mild to severe cases acne. In fact researchers at the St. Louis University School of Medicine found 94% of patients experienced good or fair improvement to their acne after a single skin peel. Over 85% of Americans aged 12-24 years old suffer from acne vulgaris. It can cause both physical and psychological discomfort.
Alpha hydroxy acid also known as glycolic acid is commonly used by physicians, dermatologists and estheticians to perform light skin peels on their patients and clients. Alpha hydroxy peels exfoliate a thin upper layer of skin and penetrate less deeply than a TCA peel. They are commonly used to treat acne, rough skin, minor discolorations, and as an exfoliating treatment. AHA is an organic derivative and its properties are present in both sugar cane juice and tomato juice.
The study involved 20 patients with moderate to severe acne and found that glycolic peels reduced acne lesions within 2 weeks in 94% of the patients. During follow up treatments the number of people whose complexion improved with the treatments averaged 85%. It was also noticed that side effects such as redness, peeling, and scaling lessened over time.
If you’re suffering from Acne try our glycolic acid peels or a mild TCA peel of 10 to 15% which also helps to treat it. With advances in modern skin care and acne treatments you can safely and effectively rid yourself of acne once and for all.