The lipo-hydroxy-acid peel (LHA) is a chemical peel that can improve the appearance of acne, acne scarring, sun-damaged skin, and irregular skin spots. LHA peels remove a thin layer of surface skin.
After the skin heals, the peel results in a lighter, even, and more smooth complexion.
What It's Good For
LHA peels treat wrinkles, fine lines, brown spots, and dull skin. The solution can be used on the face, neck, chest, and arms.
Who it works for: Adults with dull or uneven skin may benefit from a series of LHA peels. LHA can be used on darker skin tone - Fitzpatrick types IV to VI (albeit with great care).
Recommended age range: Because it's a relatively light peel, LHA peels are more effective for skin that is not too deeply wrinkled, spotted, or aged.
When will I see results?: Slightly smoother skin may be achieved after the first LHA peel. The quality of your skin should continue to improve after each session.
How long it lasts: The life of your peel can be extended by hydrating and protecting your skin after the series of treatments is over. Yearly follow-up peels may also be beneficial.
Key benefits of LHA peel: The LHA peel is mild, and should not result in overpeeling - a common concern with medium and deep chemical peels.