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Retinoic acid peel

The retinoic acid peel is a relatively strong chemical peel.

By Zeel Editorial Staff, Last updated: June 26, 2012

Skin irregularities like acne scars, wrinkles and sunspots are an inevitable part of aging. A retinoic acid chemical peel can help temporarily eliminate these signs by removing the external layer of skin and giving way to a fresh layer of undamaged skin beneath without resorting to surgical methods. The main ingredient is, as you might suspect, retinoic acid - a derivative of vitamin A, which is a nutrient found to organically enhance the skin.

What It's Good For

Retinoic acid peels can treat your face, neck, chest, cleavage, arms, and the back of the hands. It is used to diminish the appearance of acne, scars, wrinkles, sunspots, and general pigment related issues.

Who it works for: The lighter your skin, the less likely it is to become discolored as your skin peels and regrows.

Recommended age range: There is no age limit for the RNA peel.

When will I see results?: Your skin won't start to peel for almost two full days once the solution is applied, so the true recovery portion of a retinoic acid peel doesn't commence until the third day. It takes about six weeks to achieve the full transformation of the skin.

How long it lasts: The duration of a retinoic acid peel depends on the management of the skin post-procedure. Results can last more than a year, but this is completely reliant on your post-peel habits.

Key benefits of Retinoic acid peel: A retinoic acid peel can reach the deepest layers of the skin to treat pigmentation problems, acne scars, and wrinkles, and works to improve the overall appearance of your skin.

With vitamin A infused into the chemical solution, you'll experience the benefits of taking the supplement as well, which includes the following: stimulating collagen production, inhibiting the growth of harmful bacteria, restoring the immune system, improving circulation, and sealing in moisture deep within the skin.

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