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Glycolic peels or microdermabrasion

11th October 2013

A number of women desire to look young and beautiful. Famous actresses like Meryl Streep are great role models to us women, because they manage to look so young and glowing for their age. It's important we preserve our youthfulness, by taking care of our skin at all times.

A great way to keep your skin rejuvenated, especially for those ladies who are senior, is to invest in skin peels! If you are looking into non-invasive procedures then, why not try glycolic peels or a microdermabrasion facial and take years off your skin within minutes?

Glycolic peels

A Glycolic Peel is made using glycolic acid derived from sugar cane and are ideally used to treat a range of skin problems as well as skin rejuvenation purposes. When you apply a glycolic acid peel to your face, the acid adheres to the glue which holds stubborn dead skin cells to your face. This forces the dead skin cells to fall away.


The microdermabrasion technique works with microcrystals, which are hard enough to disrupt unwanted tired skin cells, but small enough not to do any damage or even cause discomfort or pain. These crystals remove all dead skin cells and to reveal smoother, younger-looking skin underneath.

Key points to remember

  • Generally a glycolic peel leaves less redness to the skin after application in comparison to Microdermabrasion.
  • Microdermabrasion stimulates collagen and elastin production in the skin thus, making it appear more vibrant.
  • A glycolic peel takes about 10-15 minutes, but is usually used in addition to other treatments such as a facial.
  • Microdermabrasion takes about 30 minutes to an hour.

Both techniques are popular and carried out by reliable and well-trained dermatologists at our sk:n clinics. Book a free consultation at a sk:n clinic near you.

Which non-invasive treatment will you go for today?

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