The Lowdown on Glycolic Stem Cell Peels

Who is a Glycolic Stem Cell Peel for?

Glycolic Stem Cell Peels have effective results on tired, ageing, and acne prone skin. As an entry level peel, is can also be used on skin that needs a little TLC to revive, hydrate and soothe.

What is it?

The Glycolic Stem Cell Peel from DestinationSkin works to improve the look of acne, fine lines and wrinkles, while helping new cells become healthy and strong.

It is made with glycolic acid, which is particularly good at penetrating into the skin. Once glycolic acid is applied, it reacts with the upper layer of the skin, weakening the binding properties of the lipids that hold the dead skin cells together. The dead skin cells are exfoliated away, exposing live skin cells.

The peel also contains lilac stem cells, which contain the active ingredient, verbascoside. Verbascoside is a strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent, making this an excellent treatment for acne prone skin due to its calming and healing properties.

What are stem cells and why are they important in skin treatments?

Stem cells are the building blocks of our skin, they are able to replace damaged and diseased cells with new healthy cells and ensure that our skin stays looking youthful and smooth. The majority of skin cells reside in the basal layer of the epidermis, where they work to replenish the skin as it undergoes wound repair and general skin maintenance. As we age however, our stem cells lose their efficiency, meaning that our skin’s ability to repair itself is slowed down. Lost or dying cells begin to outnumber their regenerated counterparts and the results of this can be fine lines, wrinkles, age spots and sagging skin.

What are the main benefits?

The main benefits of this treatment are an improved appearance of fine lines and acne, as well as hydration from the lilac stem cells and a youthful and plump appearance from the increased levels of collagen and elastin.

Is it right for me?

Glycolic Stem Cell Peels are suitable for all skin types and is especially effective on skin that is ageing and acne prone. Book a free skin consultation with one of our registered practitioners at your nearest DestinationSkin clinic to discuss how a Glycolic Stem Cell Peel could work for your skin.

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