QUESTION: I have been using a 40% lactic acid peel every other week for several months. I bought this through the MUAC website. I’ve now discovered your sight and you seem to be more professional and helpful than MUAC. I have sun damaged skin where there are areas of discoloration. Enlarged pores on my cheeks and many fine lines around my eyes. I have one tiny spot on my temple that is pretty dark from the sun and a few discolored/pinky dark acne scars. Not pitted or anything, just discolored. Do you recommend the Jessner’s or a Glycolic peel first? I have no idea how to amp up my skin! Thank you so much!
Basically Glycolic Acid is a stronger version of Lactic Acid. They are both AHA’s(alpha hydroxy acid) The Lactic Acid is the most mild of all the acids and is usually used by clients with more sensitive skin types. I would opt for the 40% Buffered Glycolic Acid 2oz—to start with. This will assist in resurfacing the skin to diminish scaring and discoloration, as well as minimize fine line s and wrinkles. This will no doubt kick your régime up a notch so you can actually start seeing some real results. Once you have finished your series of Glycolic acid Peels you can then move into the Jessner Peel. The Jessner is the most severe peel we offer and it is essential to build the skin up to it by a series of Glycolic Acid Peels first!