Glycolic acid peels are gentle superficial peels that are extremely well tolerated. The addition of these peels to a glycolic acid home use regimen enhances the above effects by accelerating the removal of the dry, thickened, outer layer of skin, and possibly by stimulating collagen production. In general, a series of 6 peels at 2 week intervals is recommended. With each peel, increasing concentrations of glycolic acid are applied and left on for no more than 5 minutes. After the series of peels has been completed, peels may be done intermittently thereafter for maintenance.
Insurance does not cover Glycolic Acid Peels as they are undertaken for cosmetic reasons. The patient is therefore responsible for the cost of the treatment. Costs will be quoted prior to treatment.