What are glycolic peels?

Glycolic peels are acids used to exfoliate the skin. These peels have been shown to improve fine lines and wrinkles, smoothen mild acne scars, reduce the appearance of light brown spots, and give a refreshing glow to your skin. After the peel, your skin will be red and you will have a sunburn feeling, but you are able to return to normal activities. It is recommended that makeup not be applied for 24-48 hours. For information on gentler peels, visit our Comprehensive Skin Care section.