Lactic Acid Peel- Alpha Hydroxy (AHA) For Acne, Skin Brightening, Wrinkles, Dry Skin, Age Spots, Uneven Skin Tone, Melasma & More
Problem Type/ Purpose: Age spot, Acne, Wrinkles, Large pores, Uneven Skin Tone, dry skin
Skin Types: Combination, Dry Skin, Normal Skin, Oily Skin
What Are Alpha Hydroxy acids?
Alpha-hydroxy acids are commonly found and isolated from fruits of all sorts. That is why they are referred to as fruit acids. For example, malic acid is found in apples, citric acid can be isolated from most citrus fruits and glycolic acid is commonly found in honey and sugar cane. Lactic acid is found in milk that has soured and Tartaric acid can be isolated from fermented grapes (wine).
Lactic acid works as an exfoliating agent because of its high acidity but easy solubility. When placed on the skin as part of an exfoliating cream or gel, glycolic acid goes under the damaged upper layers of skin and destroys the ‘glue’, which holds dead skin to the surface. As this dead skin is chemically burned off, the other ingredients carry the individual flakes away and a water rinse neutralizes the remaining acid. The result is a much-smoother skin surface and a more youthful appearance. A secondary benefit is glycolic acid's ability to draw moisturizers into the newly exfoliated skin surface.
One study showed that topical treatment twice a day for 3 months with 5% glycolic acid cream at pH 2.8 affected surface and epidermal changes, while the same treatment, but with a 12% cream reached deeper and influenced both the epidermis and the deeper dermis layer, and resulted in increased epidermal and dermal firmness and thickness. Both showed clinical improvement in skin smoothness and in the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Another study showed that AHAs might thin the outer stratum corneum, but actually end up increasing the overall thickness of the epidermis. This thickening is accompanied by increased synthesis of collagen. It is apparent that alpha-hydroxy acids may do more than just increase exfoliation and skin cell turnover
How does a chemical peel work?
Chemical peels work by loosening and gently sloughing off the damaged, unattractive skin cells. Depending on the strength of the peel, you may feel a slight tingling or the mild sting of sunburn. Flaking may occur several days following the peel as the damaged skin is freed and new, unblemished skin cells rise to the surface. Glycolic Peels can also work on the deeper layers of skin to accelerate the skin's natural production of collagen and elastin.
Lactic Acid is a naturally occurring human metabolite, there is less potential for allergic reaction with this type of acid peel.
Lactic Acid is said to be less harsh and more moisturizing than Glycolic Acid skin peels.
Lactic is one of the Alpha Hydroxy acids (fruit acids). Fruit acids are nontoxic, naturally occurring substances, and are found in a variety of fruits, such as grapes, apples and sugar cane. Other fruit acids are Citric, Malic, Glycolic and Pyruvic Acids.
Effective: Lactic Acid is a thorough exfoliator, removing the outer layers of thickened or damaged skin, leaving a smoother and healthier appearance.
With prolonged use, Lactic Acid has been found to be beneficial in improving dry skin, treating age spots, improving oily and acne prone skin, and decreasing fine lines and wrinkles.
Lactic Acid has been beneficial in improving dry skin, treating age spots, decreasing facial lines, and rejuvenating the skin's surface. Dermatologists and estheticians have been utilizing lactic acid as an effective and proven tool in the fight against the aging process.
Lactic acid Peel Kits is the perfect choice for at-home use with proper preparation, application, and post-treatment care.
Lactic Acid Peels improve
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Sun-damaged skin
- Dull, dry complexion
- Uneven skin ton
- Sun/age spots
- Large pores
- Acne Scarring
Which Chemical Peel is Right For You?
25% Lactic Peel
- Great mini-peel for those who have never used a lactic acid peels before.
- For individuals with sensitive skin and for those new to peels.
- Extremely effective at stimulating natural collagen.
35% Light Peel
- For youthful "baby" skin, or those with sensitive skin.
- Popular peel strength
- Increased cell turnover.
35% Light-Medium Peel
- For those familiar with skin exfoliants and light-medium strength peeling.
- For 30 and older skin beginning to enter the maturing period.
- An effective, yet not dramatic peel.
40% Medium Peel
- For those experienced with using and performing AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acid).
- Leaves skin noticeably smoother, softer and more evenly pigmented.
- Smoothes out fine lines and large pores, diminishes acne scarring.
50% Medium-Deep Peel
- For skin that can tolerate a stronger Lactic acid peel.
- Mature-aged, sun-damaged, uneven skin tone and acne scarred skin.
- Results in a more youthful and radiant appearance.
- Smooth out fine lines and large pores - acne scars become less noticeable.
60% Deep peel
- For those experienced with using and performing AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acid).
- For the experienced peel user.
- Will slough off dead skin cells and cause your skin to rejuvenate.
- Skin will be noticeably smoother, softer and more evenly pigmented.
70% Deep Peel
· For experienced peel users only.
· Noticeably smoother and softer skin.
· Amazing skin rejuvenation results.
85% Deep Peel
- Maximum strength Lactic peel.
- Previous chemical peel experience strongly recommended.
- Visible exfoliation and moderate downtime.
- May be used for diluting to a lower strength
- For Professional Use Only!
Which Chemical Peel Should I use?
Lactic Acid Skin Peel- This Peel is great for those who are new to Skin Chemical Peels, it will exfoliate dead skin cells which will give a brighter, even skin tone at the end. Great for All Skin Types
Glycolic Acid Peel (Buffered)- This Peel will exfoliate the skin and is great for First-time Glycolic users. This will help to exfoliate the top layers of dead skin cells. Great for Aging Skin, Wrinkles, Large Pores, Dry Skin .
Glycolic Acid Peel (Unbuffered)- This is a low PH Glycolic Acid and should only be used by those who have used Lactic and Glycolic Buffered in the past and can tolerate a stronger peel. The Glycolic Acid Peel Unbuffered is a strong exfoliator, and will help those who suffer from Acne, Blackheads, Oily Skin.
Glycolic/Lactic Combination Peel- The combination has both the benefits of the Glycolic Acid Unbuffered Peel and the Lactic Acid. This should only be used by experienced users, and for those with Mature Skin, Acne, Scars.
Salicylic Acid Peel- This is Peel will help congested pores and will penetrate into clogged pores to remove dirt and oil. It can be used more frequently than the other peels without much risk for irritation. Great for Oily, Acneic Skin types. Should only be used by those who have experience with Glycolic Peels.
What Should I expect from a peel?
AHAs can produce some redness with little or no flaking, depending on the individual. Most of the time, AHA peels will require no downtime, so you can resume to normal day activities immediately
How long do chemical peels take?
Most peels can be performed within a few minutes, depending on size of the area being treated.
How are chemical peels performed?
There are numerous chemical peels and each one is performed differently. In general, chemical peels usually begin with vigorous cleansing of the skin, followed by application of the appropriate peel.
What should I use at home to maintain the condition of my skin after a chemical peel?
After the peel, it is important to keep your skin moisturized for faster healing. It is recommended to apply a moisturizer free from fragrances or exfoliants. We recommend our All-Natural Squalane Serum.
Caution: For Lactic Strengths above 40%. Misuse of products containing Glycolic Acid or Lactic Acid can cause injury or burns to the skin. Directions must be followed carefully, and the following are some important reminders for use of Lactic peel products: Always perform a patch test in an inconspicious area and wait 24 hours to observe signs of irritation before using any product. Directions must be followed exactly. Do not leave on longer than the directions state. To do so risks skin injury. Do not use the higher strengths of Lactic Acid Peels if pregnant or nursing and consult your Physician before use for any other product. Do not use if you have undergone recent Chemotherapy treatment or Accutane Treatment. Consult your Physician if you have any questions regarding the use of a product with any illness or condition you may have. Always use a sunscreen of SPF 15or greater when on a Lactic treatment program or any exfoliating program. Do not use any products around the eyes unless it is a product specifically for the eye area. If excessive irritation or stinging occurs with any product, rinse off immediately and discontinue use when in doubt about what to do, consult a physician.
Sunburn Alert: This product contains an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) that may increase your skin's sensitivity to the sun and particularly the possibility of sunburn. Use a sunscreen, wear protective clothing, and limit sun exposure while using this product and for a week afterwards.
Quickly apply the product to the treatment area, avoiding the eyes and mouth. Allow initial contact time of 1 minute, remove with copious amounts of water. Adjust time as skin tolerance increases. If persistent redness or irritation occurs, discontinue use. Follow peel treatment with SPF and moisturizer. The goal with a safe peeling regimen is to cause the skin to come off in a controlled way, with each peel taking off a few more layers of accumulated skin. With each application of the peel, the results are incremental. You should notice results within the first couple of applications, and the tone and texture of your skin will continue to improve as the layers of old skin are slowly removed to reveal new skin beneath.
Ingredients: Lactic Acid, Glycerin, and Deionized water