I have been getting the AHA peels for about two months now. I get a peel and micro every two weeks. I am getting them done at a plastic surgeon's office, and it was $800 total for a series of six micro treatments and then the peels are $75 a piece.
I started getting 30% AHA peels, then was bumped up to 50%, and now I am at the highest grade peel at 70%. The 30% and 50% peels didn't leave my face red or peely or anything. Made my tone look very nice. The 70% peel however, made me look like I had splotchy sunburn on my face, and my skin felt tight for a couple days but the results with the 70% peel were more dramatic, as in, my skin looks noticeably smoother and even toned.
I would recommend the peels for anyone who is done breaking out and is just looking for something to make their skin look healthier, more even toned, and to lessen red marks and shallow scars. If you are still breaking out, I would skip the peels b/c they really don't help with acne like I thought they would, but rather are used to "clean up" the wreckage that acne has left behind.
I've wanted to try dermabrasion, but it is too expensive plus with work and college I can't just take a couple weeks off to recover.
I wish my chin would clear up.
I just made an appt. with my derm to discuss another round of Accutane. Here we go again! Well if you have any more questions about micro or peels arock I would be happy to answer them.