Ten days post-peel, I’m ready to discuss the final verdict on the paint-on glycolic acid procedure. Shall we review the pros and cons?
non-invasive ♥ little down time ♥ relatively inexpensive ♥ quick ♥ produces measurable results ♥ addresses sun damage ♥ immediate gratification ♥ addictive
unpredictable — must avoid the sun — triggers breakouts and fever blisters — requires professional application — causes flaking skin — thoughtful timing needed
I look forward to my next peel and plan to book one in the next few days well in advance of Coachella. Next time I will ask for more intensity on the cheeks, forehead, and jawline and less intensity around the eyes, mouth and on the nose. I will also request my neck and the tops of my hands get a little glycolic love too. One appointment produced noticeable benefits. A second is bound to improve upon the first. I have a hunch that three is the magic number, and it’s only after the third appointment that optimal results are achieved. From there on out, it’s all maintenance.