(Closed) glycolic peel?

posted 10 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I had one a year ago to get rid of a few acne scars that bothered me.  I have very very fair skin, and had a few purplish scars from acne, even though I never had terrible acne.  It burned like a mo-fo, left my skin red and looking slightly burned (get it done on a Friday if possible to avoid the world if you’re vain like me!).  But, keeping with their cream they prescribed me to a ‘t’, my skin looked great about 4 days later!  So glad I did it!

If you are getting a peel, I’d say get it at least a month before the wedding, sooner if you can.  Or if it’s a little over the top for you, they sell glycolic acid face spritzers in various levels of acidity for an at home more mild peel that takes a few months to show.  You have to go to a skin speciality store for them, not Rite Aid or something.  They’re great if you’re prone to having a purplish zit aftermark for several months after the tiny zit is gone!  Sorry so long-hope that helps!

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2007

if you’re going to try it, i would recommend doing it now and no closer to your wedding.  one of my best friends (who was a MOH) got a peel from a family friend, and she said it turned out AWFUL.  she didn’t even want to go to work because it looked so red and patchy.  her skin’s fine now, but it did take a month to heal back up.  and as far as i know her skin’s not overly sensitive.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Spruce, I have super-sensitive, very acne prone skin. my best advice as far as peels go would be to go to a reputable place with a knowledgeable aesthetician (or dermatologist) who can use the right products based on your skin type and your needs. If you just want to get rid of acne scars, you might have better luck with microdermabrasian.

 

Good luck! 

Post # 7
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220 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

I had a great experience with peels.  I’m black and I had just surface acne scars.  I started with 15% because I was nervous.  I’ve done it twice since then.  It took about 1 week for my skin to be "normal".  I used lots of triple ointment cream, stayed out of the sun, and wore lots of sunsreen. 

Post # 8
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184 posts
Blushing bee

I just got a glycolic peel this morning with a facial.  It was GREAT!!  She used 10% glycolic and put a fan over my face while it was on (for five minutes) so it didn’t sting so much.  it stung the most on my neck – but it was sort of like an itching feeling.  it went away pretty quickly and my face feels wonderful.  not especially sensitive at all!

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I just decided to try Proactiv after years of staying away from strong products due to having really sensitive (but also oily & broken out) skin. Two days later, my face is still red and splotchy, even after applying lotion and cortisone and staying away from cleansers. So – try everything out way in advance of any time you need to look pretty. 🙂

Post # 11
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Blushing bee

I actually loved my glycolic peel so much that I bought this stuff on drugstore.com.. it’s GREAT!  I cannot even tell you how much smoother my face is.  It has really evened out my oil production. http://www.drugstore.com/products/prod.asp?pid=16742&catid=21503&trx=GFI-0-EVGR-49973&trxp1=10782&trxp2=16742&trxp3=1&trxp4=64&btrx=BUY-GFI-0-EVGR-49973

Make sure you put some eye cream on before putting this stuff on (you don’t want acid in your eyes).  Put a thin layer on, and then put your regular moisturizer on top of it.  It’s saving me! 

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