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    Treatment & Technology

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    Functionalab Glycolic Peel chemically exfoliates a thin layer of dead cells to have a positive impact on the complexion. This treatment can be used to reduce the appearance of dark spots and restore overall radiance to the skin. By using glycolic acid, in different concentrations, it is possible to exfoliate more deeply the layers of the skin and thus stimulate the production of collagen. It can even help decrease the appearance of large pores and control acne under certain conditions. Our Functionalab peel is now enhanced with a series of new steps; our patients now benefit from a renewed and more complete version of this all-time favorite treatment. This is a medical grade peel.

    Glycolic acid (AHA) is a product of natural origin, derived from the family of sugars or from fruit acid, like we use here at Dermapure. It works both on the surface and in the deeper layers of the skin, guided by one main objective: to dissolve fatty molecules and dead, dry cells that interfere with hydration and healthy oxygenation of the skin. Just like the stratum corneum that accumulates on the heels, a layer of dead cells also forms on our face. By removing these with the Functionalab glycolic peel, the skin surface becomes smoother and softer and allows cosmeceuticals to penetrate more easily and do their job better.

    Duration of treatment: 45 minutes

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    Treatment Areas

    The most popular treatment area for a Functionalab glycolic acid peel is the face, but it can also be applied to the neck and chest areas. The back is another popular treatment area, especially when it comes to improving the appearance of acne scars.

    The procedure is performed in clinic and it takes only 30 minutes for the full effects of the Functionalab glycolic acid peel solution to be felt. Localized redness or tightness, as well as scaling are to be expected in the 24 hours following the procedure.

    At a Glance

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    Cleanse the Skin

    Removing surface impurities and all traces of makeup are the first steps in a glycolic acid peel treatment. It’s important to start off with a clean canvas—the treatment is wiped down with a gauze pad pre-soaked in alcohol to remove any oily film from the surface.

    Apply the Glycolic Acid Peel Solution

    The technician uses a brush to carefully apply the liquid glycolic acid solution over the entire surface of the treated area while your eyes are protected by goggles. The first peel is always applied at a lower 20% concentration. This concentration may be increased to 40% in follow-up sessions, if recommended by the technician. You may feel a slight tingling or burning sensation on your skin as the glycolic acid’s exfoliating action takes effect. This is perfectly normal.

    Reaction Time

    The glycolic acid solution is left on your skin for about five minutes to allow it to react. This may vary slightly depending on the degree of skin reaction and the concentration used. The technician will set a timer and will monitor your skin closely for any visible signs of reaction during the procedure.

    Neutralize the Glycolic Acid Solution

    The exfoliating process can be stopped easily with cold water. The technician gently rinses the treatment area with a clear water compress to neutralize the product. The skin is instantly soothed.

    Deep Skin Hydration

    As a final touch, the skin is hydrated using a combination of high-performance anti-aging products. Now is the perfect time to discuss your at-home skincare routine with your technician, who can recommend adjustments tailored to your specific skin needs.

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    Cost of treatment

    $195 for a full-face treatment

    Price varies according to treatment area.
    You may be eligible for a discount if you purchase several sessions at once. Ask your clinic for more details!

    Follow-up and maintenance

    Functionalab Glycolic acid peel is a skin maintenance treatment. For optimal results, a Functionalab glycolic acid peel should be scheduled every change of season. We also recommend 5 to 6 follow-up sessions, performed every two weeks (optionally alternating with microdermabrasion) to remove several layers of dead skin cells and improve skin tone and texture.


    Pregnant and lactating women, as well as individuals with extremely sensitive or acne-prone skin should not use this type of exfoliation.

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