epiderma5 AHA70% Glycolic Acid Peel – medics only


70% Glycolic Acid Peel

This 70% glycolic acid peel, skin peel or chemical peel is specifically formulated to treat more severe skin concerns and is there for only for use by medics. This peel is part of the epiderma5 product range, to view more of these products click here. This peel is typically considered between a mild/superficial and a medium peel.

What is a glycolic acid skin peel?

Glycolic Acid peels, more commonly known as skin peels or chemical peels are used to remove the outermost layer of the skin. The aim of the product is to create ‘controlled injury’ to the skin. This controlled injury creates a healing response from the skin which stimulates collagen and elastin production, which is what makes the skin look firm and smooth. The additional benefit of having a skin peel is that it creates an exfoliating effect on the skin, which will leave the younger and fresher looking layers of skin below.

What is a 70% Skin peel?

The 70% glycolic skin peel works by targeting the top and middle layers of the skin to create an injury at a specific depth with the goal of stimulating new skin growth and improving the texture and tone. Generally considered as a superficial/medium peel, the solution is applied to the skin and only left on for a minute to two minutes. Clients will feel a slight stinging or tingling sensation on the skin which may feel tight for a few hours after the treatment. Glycolic acid is the smallest acid molecule which means quicker penetration will be observed meaning the peel should not be left on the skin for too long. The skin may go slightly brown/red for a few days after the treatment or some slight skin shedding may be observed.

Who can use this peel?

This epiderma5 AHA70% glycolic peel is for medics only. However, full training is still required to use this skin peel, and before any sale, we will require evidence of certification.

What does a 70% peel treat?

Different strength peels will treat slightly different skin concerns or severity of skin concerns. For example, for general facial rejuvenation, a superficial/40% glycolic peel is typically used. Whereas a medium/70% peel is used in the treatment and management of

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Photoaging
  • Pigmentation
  • Acne scarring

How much can I charge for a 70% peel?

The price you charge will be dependent upon your local demographics, competition and what you charge for other treatments. Also, if you are already offering a 40% peel, we would advise making this treatment more expensive. We typically recommend somewhere between £60-100 per treatment.

Best practices

1. Use SPF

It is always advised that clients try to stay out of the sun after a skin peel treatment, however, if clients do want to go out it is highly recommended that they wear SPF after the treatment, especially when if they have had a treatment with a stronger peel like the 40% over a home peel they may have used in the past. However, we always exercise caution even with the home peels and advise an SPF after using it.