Lactic Acid

Description

Lactic acid is a member of the Alpha Hydroxy group of molecules that promote desquamation of the stratum corneum.

Skin Type Indications:

Aging, acneic or keratizined skin. Tolerated by most skin types for full timing. Can be used up to 5 minutes on any Fitzpatrick skin type. This peel can be repeated every 4 weeks.

Contraindications:

  • Hypersensitivity or anyone highly allergic
  • Severely dry and dehydrated skin or those with a compromised lipid barrier
  • Accutane® with the past year
  • Pregnancy or nursing
  • Glycolic acid or salicylic acid within past week
  • Retin-A® or Renova® within the past week
  • Herpetic breakout
  • Open wounds or suspicious lesions

Directions:

Important: a full client consultation is necessary before treatment. Have client fill out and sign consent form. Verbally repeat contraindications before proceeding with the peel.

Presentation:

Three Strengths: 30%, 35% and 45%