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Overview:Ideal for Skin Rejuvenation. Therapon's 70% Lactic Acid peel is ideal for skin rejuvenation.If you have acne, pigmentary changes, moderate wrinkling, or sun damage, then you can achieve noticeable results in the look and feel of your skin with absolutely no downtime by undergoing a series of 70% Lactic Acid peels.
- Length of Procedure: 45 minutes
- Recovery Time: No Downtime
- Surgical Procedure: No
- When to See Results: Within a week
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- Produce Healthier, More Youthful Skin Cells at the Skin's Deepest Layer.
This peel acts by loosening the cohesive glue-like adhesion of the cells in the outer five or six layers of the epidermis. As these outer layers begin to loosen and exfoliate with daily skin care, healthier, more youthful skin cells are produced. Lactic acid stimulates the growth of new collagen and elastic fibers in the dermal layer of the skin, so that, over a period of time, the skin surface begins to look younger and smoother. The restoration of elasticity actually causes the disappearance of fine lines!
Lactic acid is present in all human cells, making it safer than other alpha hydroxy acids such as glycolic acid. After undergoing a 70% Lactic Acid peel, you should experience a quick recovery with no down-time, making it the perfect "lunch time" peel!
- Lactic Acid vs. Glycolic Acid
You may be wondering what the difference is between a lactic acid peel and a glycolic acid peel. While both peeling agents have equivalent results, the following chart shows that lactic acid peels have many benefits over glycolic acid peels.
- Lactic Acid 70%
- - Lactic acid is a normal metabolite for mammals.
- - It has no toxicity.
- - With its longer reaction time, lactic acid is safer than glycolic acid.
- - There is a better control of the peel without burning.
- - Lactic acid enhances the absorption of other substances, like lanolin or OPC (in the Theraderm RS-OPC Reparative Gel), which glycolic acid cannot do.
- - Lactic acid is a superb humectant -- it attracts water molecules already present in your skin to the surface, making it an effective moisturizer.
- - There is a minimal chance of adverse effects.
- Glycolic Acid 70%
- - Glycolic acid is of vegetable origin (non-mammalian).
- - Toxic complications have been reported.
- - There is a rapid reaction time.
- - There is less control of peel irritation.
- - There have been many reported incidents of adverse effects, like discoloration and scarring.