View Full Version : Had a glycolic peel today

04-12-2001, 11:41 AM
Hi. I had a glycolic peel today at 70%. I have to admit that it did sting but I had a fan and it was only left on two minutes, then I had to rinse with cold water for a few minutes. My face is pretty red right now like a sunburn and a little tingly but not too bad. This was the first glycolic peel I've had done but the doctor said I could go back to my normal routine by tomorrow. I suppose I may peel in a few days. Does anyone know how bad the peeling gets? Thanks.

04-12-2001, 12:15 PM
Hi. I had glycolic peels done before at 40%-50%. My skin didn't (noticeably) peel off at all, neither did my face turn red. I think 70% is too harsh for the first treatment, but probably it's more effective than the weaker strengths. Good luck.

04-12-2001, 03:33 PM
My dermatologist said that in order to have a notable improvement then 70% is the way to go. Do you use any at home glycolic products or what other products do you use? Also why did you have a peel done? Did you get the expected results and how many peels did you have?

04-12-2001, 10:10 PM
I had 8 treatments done in a beauty salon. The results weren't dramatic but it did make slight improvement. But since mine were only 50% at the highest, I can't speak for yours. Let us know how you do. ^_^

04-12-2001, 10:12 PM
Forgot to add, I did these glycolic facials for the ugly red pigmentation marks left from the acne. I had them all over my face then. Actually, still do...

04-12-2001, 10:32 PM
Hi everyone,

I'm thinking about getting glycolic acid peels as well. I went to a place here and they cost $100 each time you go. Kind of expensive since I'm a student with no job at the moment. <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/frown.gif"> The doctor also mentioned using a product called Neo Strata. Has anyone else used this? If so what results have they had? My face is pretty much red all over from scars and breakouts. I would love to have beautiful skin instead of constantly trying to hide my face and shy away from cameras. I would appreciate any feedback.


04-12-2001, 10:33 PM
I have had 4 glycolic facial peels (30%) and my face has noticeable improved. This to is with the help of the acne meds. And as for the peeling, well, my skin is peeling as I write - just around the chin area. IF YOUR SKIN doesn't peel, then I don't think the facial peel is working. THE OBJECT of the facial peel is to lift of the DEAD SKIN and oil.

04-13-2001, 12:09 AM
How long until your face starts peeliing?

04-13-2001, 12:35 AM
When I had a 70% peel, my skin actually lightly crusted over and then peeled away for a week. Underneath was pink baby soft skin...but my face was slightly swollen from the peel so at first I thought the scarring had dramatically improved. It was not until the swelling completely went down that I realized there was only a slight improvement. Just a note...my skin is extra sensitive than the average person so you may not have a similiar experience. Good luck!

04-13-2001, 09:15 AM
Thanks for replying. I donn't think my face is swollen. Basically I had this done for a few red marks and to prevent future breakouts. I think my face is lightly crusted over but when will it start to peel? Also did you wear makeup during this time? My doctor said it would be o.k. to. Thanks.

04-13-2001, 04:12 PM
How long should you wait between peels? 40% for example? When I did 20% peels I would only wait a week in between.

04-13-2001, 04:54 PM
If I remember correctly, it took a few days after it started crusting over to peel. For me, it was too crusted over to even wear make up. If your doctor said it was ok to wear make up, I don't see why it would be a problem. I do not think make up would hurt the peeling or healing process. hth bella

04-13-2001, 06:26 PM
My face is still kind of sunburn looking in certain spots and it is the second day. I know I'm probably freaking out but is this normal. It looks kind of scaly too but not really peeling or flaking off yet.

04-13-2001, 06:39 PM
i had a 50% tueday, and my skin is still lightly peeling (friday). it should cease by tomorrow. with a 70% peel, you can expect peeling on about the second day after up until about a week later. i had some blistering on my nose and it's still a bit red. i'm hoping it goes away soon. didn't have any blistering with the last peel. each person's skin is different too, so, it's hard to tell.

it's doubtful you'll be able to wear make-up for a least 5 days after the peel. i'm not sure what your doctor was thinking, but it makes me wonder. for that to happen, you'd probably have to scrub your face a little so it's smooth and not flaky, and that's not what you wanna do. take it easy for a few days, and stay out of the sun for extended periods. your skin will be sensitive for about a week, so, wear sunscreen in case you don't already. after about 2-3 weeks (i'd give it 3 at the minimum) you can go out with sunscreen and not worry about anything.

for the person who said the peels they looked into cost $100, you're getting riped off. i go to an excellent plastic surgeon's office, and he's pretty reasonable on prices all the same. the peels there are normally about $80, but after you buy a package of 6, which most places offer (the package for me cost $395, plus i got some expensive facial-care products), the peels only cost $49.

for anyone else who's had glycolic peels done, i'd be interested in how much you paid for them.

04-14-2001, 12:40 AM
I start peeling about 2-3 days after the facial peel. It usually last about 4 days.

04-14-2001, 09:28 AM
another question: Is your face supposed to peel all over or just in certain spots? I think there are just a few areas where I'm going to peel. Also it's not really peeling just kind of flaky or like dry skin. I guess that's just the dead skin cells. Most of my skin is back to normal color except for one area which is still kind of red and scaley looking. Is it o.k. to use moisturizer? Thanks for everyone's help.

04-15-2001, 02:30 AM

I'm from Canada and the peels here do cost a $100 each. Unless you buy a package of 3, 6, or 12. But as I said, I don't have a lot of money so dishing out $300+ dollars will have to wait for a while. I'm doing my research beforehand though to make sure I know what to expect.


04-15-2001, 05:09 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by KimberlyC:

<B>The doctor also mentioned using a product called Neo Strata. Has anyone else used this? If so what results have they had? </B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I have really deep acne scars and it did make a noticeable improvement when I was using it about 2 yrs ago for about 4 mos straight. My acne scars, while still visible, was definitely smoother than before. The tradeoff, however, was too much for me to justify using it. The skin on my face would turn really red and had become really sensitive. It was like having permanent sunburn on your face.

My acne scars have now returned back to its normal appearance since then. I'm currently looking into either laser resurfacing, or artecoll injections to improve my appearance.


04-30-2001, 01:55 PM
HI Spindler,

Thanks for your reply. Have you checked into the laser resurfacing yet? I have really red skin/scars left over from my acne and really need to clear it up. I'm so self-conscious <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/frown.gif"> Any feedback would be appreciated.