|What Is Lactic Acid||
Lactic Acid is an AHA (alpha hydroxyl acid) derived from sour milk. It is ideal for sensitive skin and is therefore recommended for those new to chemical peels.
Lactic Acid occurs naturally in the skin and is a primary component of the skin’s natural moisturizing factor. It is milder in strength than glycolic acid peels.
|How Lactic Acid Works||
Lactic Acid exfoliates and increases the cell turnover on the surface of the skin, thereby revealing a more vibrant and smoother-looking skin. In the deeper layers beneath the skin’s surface, new collagen and elastin will be stimulated and the skin will actually become thicker, tighter and more firm.
Keeping skin at acid pH level, lactic acid works to limit the growth of bacteria and spur the development of new cells. It works well on conditions as diverse as acne and wrinkles, as its exfoliating properties serve to eliminate dead cells regardless of their cause. Lactic acid is also useful on the body as well as the face, softening tough areas such as elbows and heels.
Sunscreens and makeup will last longer with the regular use of lactic acid, as it enhances the absorption of cosmetics, moisturizers and other skincare products. The molecules in lactic acid are larger than in the equally popular glycolic acid and although it doesn't penetrate into skin as deeply, its gentle exfoliating action makes it a perfect choice for regular use or those with extra sensitive skin.
This treatment also effectively combats acne by killing germs and removing toxins on the surface of the skin and by breaking down the dry, dead, glued-together surface sebum that makes skin look dull and clogs pores. This leaves the skin with a wonderfully smooth and clear complexion. With continued use as directed the skin will look more youthful and vibrant.
Follow the detailed instructions included in the booklet.
Apply the peel to the treatment area, avoiding the eyes and mouth. Begin with the forehead working from the center out. If you are new to chemical peels, allow initial contact time of 1 minute then remove with copious amounts of water. Adjust the contact time as skin tolerance increases. Do not exceed 10 minutes with the 35% peel. If persistent redness or irritation occurs, discontinue use. Follow peel treatment with SPF and moisturizer.
|Active Ingredients||Lactic Acid (35%), deionized water|
|Application Time||1 – 10 minutes|
|Frequency of Use||Allow 7-10 days between applications.|
|Indications||Treats sun damage, acne marks, under eye dark circles, dry skin, eczema & dermatitis, melasma, psoriasis, razor bumps, scarring, sensitive skin, stretch marks, sun damage and improves skin tone & texture|
|Precautions & Safety||
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.
If you are using Retin A products and want to use our Acid Peels, you will need to stop the treatments at least two-weeks before using the Peels. Retin A makes the skin very sensitive to the sun and to other products