The Answers to Your Questions About Glycolic Acid Peels

Posted: April 4, 2017 By: Comment: 0

Young, old, male, or female; we all want good skin and the cosmetics products that line hundreds of drugstore shelves are there to prove it. But when busy life begins to take its toll, you might find yourself needing more than an exfoliating glove and a squirt of moisturiser to restore your face to that of a flawless god(dess).

That’s where a glycolic acid peel comes in. Don’t panic – the name might cook up images of a torture device but, in reality, it’s a non-invasive, quick and pain-free method of rejuvenating your skin.

What should I expect from the treatment?

Forget anything you’ve seen in Sex and the City; you won’t be left with red raw skin after a glycolic acid peel from an experienced, professional practitioner such as our very own Anna.

Experts agree that glycolic acid peels are suitable for just about anyone; they are gentle and kind to your skin, so there is little downtime involved. In fact, once the short procedure is over, you can get on with the rest of your day as normal.

How long will it last?

Glycolic acid peels are a quick and easy solution to improving the appearance and feel of your facial skin.

The procedure itself is over rapidly; the glycolic solution will be applied to your face for around five minutes. So, it’s the perfect way to fit premium skincare into your busy day.

Will I experience any pain?

Not at all! There should be no discomfort or pain during the procedure. Whilst the solution is applied to your skin, you will feel a light tingling sensation, but this is nothing to worry about.

Afterwards, your skin will be refreshed with a good SPF moisturiser that will leave you with a healthy pink glow.

How do I prepare for the procedure?

Preparing your skin for a glycolic acid peel is very important. Usually this will be done professionally by your practitioner, but you can help them out by taking a few simple steps beforehand.

First off, don’t wear any make-up – this will need to be removed anyway. Arrive at your appointment with a freshly washed face, and tie back long hair to keep it out of the way.

What does a glycolic acid peel do?

Good question! If you’re going to go ahead with the procedure, you’ll want to know the details.

The first thing this procedure does is exfoliate the tough, dead skin layer at the top. Then, it penetrates further to regenerate the skin cells underneath, leaving you with fresh, youthful-looking skin.

If you are interested in this procedure, please do get in touch with us – Call 0418 335 604.


Anna Parsloe-Smith, from Supreme Skin Solutions, is a fully qualified Registered Nurse who did her training in the prestigious Harley Street Clinic in London. Now residing in Australia, she brings her talent for natural-looking augmentation through anti-wrinkle injections, dermal fillers, jett plasma lift treatments and cosmeceutical facials to her clinics in Brisbane and West End.

Call Anna today on 0418 335 604 for a free skin consultation to discuss what you’d like to achieve.