Neostrata chemical peel

Product Summary

Generic name

Glycolic Acid.

First launched in the U.S. in 1988 by founding Dermatologists Drs. Van Scott and Yu.

Is this a superficial, medium or deep peel?

Superficial to Medium depth peel.

What skin problems does it claim to treat?

Using a Neostrata peel regimen, you`ll see healthier, younger-looking skin.

It visibly diminishes the look of fine lines and wrinkles, smoothes and softens skin, increases hydration and suppleness, and balances irregular skin tones. It can also improve oily/acne prone skin. Higher strengths can help to reduce the appearance of acne scarring and certain pigmentation problems.

Nesotrata peels can be used on the face, the neck, the chest and the hands and can be used on all types of skin including: fine skin, normal skin or greasy or thick skin. It can also be used safely and effectively on black and Asian skin.

Should be used by

Trained members of the medical profession only. It should not be used by beauty therapists.

Product range

Neostrata 20%: 20% glycolic acid
Neostrata 35%: 35% glycolic acid
Neostrata 50%: 50% glycolic acid
Neostrata 70%: 70% glycolic acid – Used for more aggressive treatment of sun damaged skin.

There are a number of special creams and lotions available to be used in combination with Neostrata peels.

Peels not to be used in Pregnant or breastfeeding women.

Peel Program

The NeoStrata Skin Rejuvenation System is a glycolic acid peel system that can only be performed as an in-office procedure by a trained professional. It provides controlled and predictable removal of surface skin cells, stimulating skin renewal to improve the appearance of the skin. You will notice a difference in your skin texture immediately. The procedure is fast and convenient, taking only about fifteen minutes. And with virtually no recovery time, you can be back to your normal routine the same day. There is no significant pain or discomfort or need for anaesthesia.

It takes usually 4-6 treatments at three to four week intervals to achieve the desired effect.All body areas appear to respond well to treatment with glycolic acid; however, the arms, hands, neck and chest all improve at a slower rate than the face.

Reported side effects

Most patients can undergo glycolic peeling without any side effects. The treated skin is virtually normal in appearance. The fact that the patient underwent a peel in usually undetectable to others. Although rare, a patient may experience mild sloughing, producing some weeping or scabbing. Some redness is temporary and normal. Any of these side effects may be covered with make up.

Rarely, if scabs are picked, scarring may occur or areas of hypopigmentation (lighter coloured skin) or hyperpigmentation (darker coloured skin) may result from a peel. Your practitioner will discuss these potential side effects in a consultation.