Lactic acid peels are great for helping to fade hyperpigmentation and melasma. They work well with oily or dry skin and are great for mature complexion. Although home products are available, the best results are always obtained in a medical setting as doctors are allowed to use peels with a higher lactic acid concentration which makes them more effective and safer under a doctor’s supervision.
At the Aurora DeJuliis MD European Medical Spa in Montclair, NJ, we use lactic acid peels with a concentration about 50%. Depending on the clients’ skin needs a series of 6-10 treatments are necessary to achieve the best results. At our medical spa, lactic or glycolic peels are painless and are performed along with a soothing facial mask. They are downtime free and do not leave the skin irritated or flaking.