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Lactic Acid Peel

What is Lactic Acid Peel?

Lactic acid peels are a type of chemical peel that is made from AHA (alpha hydroxy acids). They are very mild as they are derived from milk, with a very small chance of an allergic reaction happening. If one has sensitive skin or has never done a chemical peel before, a lactic acid peel is a wonderful choice. They are available in a dermatologist’s office or can also be done at home with any of the wide variety of lactic acid peels that are on the market today. Lactic acid peels are wonderful for mature skin, as well as dry or oily skin. A lactic acid peel usually range from 40% to 70% in concentration. More than one peel is usually needed for the desired effect. There is not a lot of downtime needed when a lactic acid peel is done. Redness, skin flaking and some dryness can be seen on the skin, but the skin is usually resolved within 72 to 96 hours after the peel is done.

Benefits of a Lactic Acid Peel

Lactic acid peels have many benefits for the skin. They exfoliate the surface of the skin, while deep cleaning the pores. They stimulate natural collagen production, even out the skin tone and improve hyper pigmentation of the skin, and will fade dark spots. They can brighten and lighten the skin, and improve the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. Lactic acid peels can help to improve acne and dry up oily skin.  A lactic acid peel will also remove dead skin cells, toxins, and debris that are on the skin. They will help the skin to maintain the ideal PH level.