Boost your skin’s natural beauty with a gentle, no-downtime peel.
If you want smoother, more evenly toned skin but are new to skin resurfacing treatments, consider an AHA peel. Alphahydroxy acids (AHAs), such as glycolic, lactic, or fruit acids are the mildest of our peel formulas and can provide smoother, brighter-looking skin for those who desire a quick recovery. We often use AHA peels to treat fine wrinkles, dryness, uneven pigmentation and acne.
How an AHA can enhance your skincare routine:
- Smoothes rough, dry skin
- Improves texture of sun-damaged skin
- Aids in control of acne
- Can be mixed with bleaching agent to correct pigment problems
- Can be used as TCA pre-treatment
The AHA Chemical Peel Procedure
AHA solution will be applied to your cleansed facial skin, a process that usually takes no more than 10 minutes. After-peel ointment or covering may be required. Depending on the strength of the peel, periodic treatments may be necessary until the desired effects are achieved.
Various concentrations of an AHA may be applied weekly or at longer intervals to obtain the best result. Dr. Branman will recommend a course of treatment at your consultation.
After the Chemical Peel
After an AHA peel, it is common to experience some temporary flaking or scaling, redness and dryness of the skin. However, these conditions will disappear as the skin adjusts to treatment. An alphahydroxy acid, such as glycolic acid, can also be mixed with a facial wash or cream in lesser concentrations as part of a daily skin-care regimen to improve the skin’s texture.
Returning to Normal
With an AHA peel, the temporary redness, flaking and dryness that you experience will not prevent you from working or engaging in your normal activities. A fresher and improved skin texture will result with continued AHA treatments. Remember, protecting your skin from the sun is also important following these mild acid peels. We will be happy to recommend a sunblock with adequate UVA and UVB protection that you can use every day.