Robert Taylor, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
Lactic Acid Peels
in Fayetteville, Springdale, Rogers, Bentonville Arkansas
Lactic acid peels are alpha hydroxyl acids derived from milk that require little to no downtime for rejuvenation. This peel is an excellent choice for patients will sensitive, oily, or dry skin, and is especially great for mature skin. This superficial peeling solution treats a variety of cosmetic concerns, including sun damage, acne, hyperpigmentation, and fine lines.
How do Lactic Acid Peels Work?
Lactic Acid Peels loosen the outer layers of the epidermis (skin) through exfoliation. As these damaged skin layers are brushed away, it is replaced with new, healthier skin by promoting healthy cell growth. During the peel, patients notice a warm and pink characteristic to the face and will heal within a week. It is important to wear sunscreen, stay out of the sun, and avoid exfoliating or scrubbing your skin until your skin heals.
Overall, lactic acid peels are an excellent, non-invasive way to treat common skin concerns. Since lactic acid peel naturally occurs in humans, the chance of allergic reaction is very low.