Glycolic Acid Peel For Wrinkles

Glycolic Acid Peel 20 Fine Lines and Skin Texture Homecare

The above poster, shows the effect of 20% glycolic acid peel treatment for wrinkles and improvement in skin texture, resulting in a younger appearance and a brighter, more radiant complexion.

 After a glycolic acid peel procedure, the following skin care products were used for daily homecare maintenance:

TDF C Scape Serum

TDF Age defense System B5 Hydrating Essence

TDF Age Defense System Day Rejuvenation Complex SPF 20

TDF Age Defense System PA+++ UVA/UVB SPF 50+ Sunscreen

Do I need a Glycolic Acid Peel?

People with dull complexions and perhaps some fine wrinkles, but otherwise normal skin conditions often ask whether they should have a glycolic acid peel.  The answer is yes, go for it!

In the above poster, you can see the effect of glycolic acid peel for wrinkles and improvement in skin texture, resulting in a younger appearance and a brighter, more radiant complexion.

Photoaging and Wrinkles

Medical practitioners use a system called the Glogau Classification system to describe the degree of severity of photoaging and especially wrinkles.

Based on this classification system, mild photoaging typically occurs from age 28-35. There may be mild pigment changes, and only few or no wrinkles, requiring little or no makeup for coverage.

Moderate photoaging typically occurs from age 35-50, causing early brown spots to be visible, parallel smile lines begin to appear, and a sallow complexion (a yellow or pale tint to the skin). As such, it is required to wear some foundation to hide these imperfections.

There are many causes of fine lines and wrinkles (rhytides) such as:

  • Ageing processes
  • Gravity
  • Exposure to environmental toxins
  • Smoking
  • Sun damage

Treatment for Fine Wrinkles

Fine wrinkles do not require cosmetic procedures such as implants, botulinum toxin injections or cosmetic surgery (face lifts).

Structure of the Skin

Skin Resurfacing 
There are various ways in which the top layers of the epidermis are peeled off using chemical or mechanical procedures.

  • Superficial and medium-depth chemical peels
  • Dermaabrasion and microdermabrasion
  • Laser resurfacing
  • Non-ablative laser, intense pulsed light (IPL) or thermal resurfacing

Glycolic acid peel is a type of chemical peel which may even out pigmentation. It can also improve fine lines and skin texture.


Skin Care to Prevent Wrinkles

Skin Protection

The most important thing to do to prevent photoaging and development of fine lines and wrinkles, is to always protect the skin from the sun.

Sunscreens should be applied on all exposed areas everyday, even if going outdoors briefly.

Include a sunscreen as part of your daily regime in the morning for UV-protection.

It is also best to to avoid smoking or exposure to second-hand smoke or other pollutants.



Moisturisers improve the water-holding capacity of the skin.

A good moisturiser when applied to skin should feel nice and does not sting, burn or aggravate acne.  With regular use of moisturisers, skin will look and feel better.

To prevent drying out the skin, use tepid or warm tap water and a soap-free cleanser when washing your face twice daily.


Anti-aging Formulas

There are many anti-wrinkle face creams nowadays on the market which contain so-called anti-aging ingredients.

These may be anti-oxidants and/or exfoliants such as:

  • Alpha hydroxy acids (AHA) – an exfoliant
  • Topical retinoids (Vitamin A derivatives)
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin E
  • Polypeptides (amino acids)
  • Various plant extracts

Therapeutic Dermatologic Formula has a range called TDF Age Defense System are specially formulated for mature skin and contain these anti-aging ingredients.

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