Glycolic Peel Treatment

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Glycolic acid peel is a popular cosmetic procedure that removes the top layer of the skin. It is used for treating several skin concerns including wrinkles, acne, hyperpigmentation, and fine lines. This acid peel also enhances the natural collagen and elastin production, improving the skin tone and texture. Consider a glycolic peel in Dubai if you want to achieve a fresh, rejuvenated skin appearance. 

Candidacy Criteria

Anyone who wants to achieve smoother and fresher skin by correcting several skin concerns can undergo glycolic peel treatment. But you are an ideal candidate for glycolic peel treatment if you have any of the following skin concerns:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles on face, neck, chest, and arms
  • Enlarged pores
  • Pigmented skin
  • Age spots
  • Acne spots
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Dull and dark skin
  • Dark circles

Pre-Procedure Care

Candidates will have a pre-procedure meeting with their dermatologist. During this session, they properly guide each candidate about preparing for the procedure. Some general guidelines for glycolic peel treatment are as follows:

  • Cleanse the treatment area before coming for the treatment.
  • Avoid waxing, depilatory creams, and other facial products for one week before the treatment.
  • Do not use Retin A or Renova for at least 10 days before the procedure.
  • Abstain from prolonged sun exposure.
  • Wear sunscreen when going out.
  • Inform the dermatologist about previous medical history and allergies.


The glycolic peel procedure is smooth, pain-free, and has minimal to no downtime.

During the procedure, a dermatologist applies a glycolic acid peel to the target area of the skin and leaves it for a few hours. This duration is highly dependent on the candidate’s specific skin condition and desired outcomes. The concentration of the peel is also based on the candidate’s skin condition.

The glycolic peel is applied to the skin, where it is absorbed into the deeper layers, breaking the melanin pigment. It peels away the dead skin cells, removes the upper-most damaged skin layer, and reveals fresh skin. After removing the peel, the dermatologist will apply some aftercare ointments to ease possible irritations.

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Post-Procedure Care

Some general aftercare instructions for glycolic peel treatment are as follows:

  • Try not to wash your face or apply water for 12 hours.
  • Avoid waxing and depilatory creams for one week after the peel.
  • Avoid excessive sun exposure.
  • Wear sunscreen of SPF 30 constantly when outside.
  • You can restart your healthy skin regimen 5 days after the glycolic peel.

Recovery and Results

There is minimal to no downtime after glycolic peel treatment. Some candidates may have slightly pink skin after the procedure, but it will return to its normal condition after a few hours.

Once the skin has returned to its regular state, candidates will see a noticeable improvement in their skin tone. Their skin will feel brighter, fresher, clearer with no or reduced pigmentation.


Glycolic peels have several benefits, including:

  • Reduced hyperpigmentation
  • Reduced wrinkles and aging signs
  • Tightened skin
  • Hydrated and fresher-looking skin
  • Moisturized skin
  • Reduced acne and acne scars
  • Improved skin texture and tone
  • Improved skin laxity
  • Even and profound peeling
  • Unclogged pores and blurred dim spots
  • Decreased pores

Glycolic Acid Peel Cost

The cost of glycolic peels varies for each individual due to a number of cost-determining factors, such as:

  • Severity of the skin condition
  • Type of skin
  • Concertation of the peel
  • Number of sessions
  • Desired results
  • Dermatologist’s expertise
  • Clinic’s reputation

If you want to find out the glycolic peel treatment cost in your case, please get in touch with us.

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Glycolic Peel FAQ’s

Who should opt for a glycolic acid peel?

Individuals having visible signs of aging on their skin’s surface, facial lines, wrinkles, and sunspots should undergo a glycolic peel procedure. It can also be helpful for acne scars and marks.

How long does it take for a glycolic peel to work?

Most candidates start seeing the effects of the glycolic peel once their skin completely heals. But generally, this duration varies for each individual, depending on the peel’s depth, glycolic acid’s concentration, duration of the procedure, etc. So, it can take around 7 to 14 days for a glycolic peel to work.

What is the recovery period after a glycolic acid peel?

The recovery period is negligible after a glycolic acid peel, and you can immediately return to your daily routine. If your skin is pinkish or reddish, you may need to rest for a few hours before stepping out in the sun.

Is there any downtime after a glycolic acid peel?

Since it is a non-surgical and non-invasive treatment, it does not have any downtime.

Consult an Expert

It is essential to understand your condition before undergoing any cosmetic treatment. Euromed Clinic Center has made it easier by providing an online facility to book your consultations. To get the best glycolic peel in Dubai, you need to fill the consultation form, and our representatives will get back to you shortly after that.


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