Experienced users know that glycolic acid peel has the potential to penetrate the epidermis much more than the salicylic acid. They know that the higher the concentration of the acid, the more will be its risks or side effects. Unless you have the due knowledge of glycolic acid peel, you should better try with low concentrations of this acid. High levels of glycolic acid peels of 50 to 70% can really make a good difference in the skin tone but you have to work gradually. You have to start slowly and regularly to attain the desired results.
People, who are experienced in this peel, can go for higher concentrations since they know how to do things that not only bring the desired results, but also the side effects or risks can be minimized. With higher concentrations, it is possible to remove more effectively the deeper marks, dark mole-looking spots, acne removal scars, aging signs, etc.
Glycolic acid is the smallest of the alpha hydroxy acids that is in use for a long time to treat facial abnormalities. The treatment is fast and the recovery is also fast. Glycolic acid peel is considered a good way to slow down the aging process, get rid of dryness, uneven pigmentation and sun damage. When applied to the target area, it peels off the damaged skin layer to help new and fresh skin to take its place. Used in different concentrations, glycolic acid peel offers results according to the problems that are to be treated.
If you are already using this acid and have good experience, you can go for higher concentrations. First, you have to use 35% concentration for a month or so. Then you can go even for 50% glycolic acid. It is a stronger peel and you will notice some redness after its use. People with dark skin should do a spot test before trying this concentration on the whole face. This concentration is stronger than the usual peels and experienced users can continue it for a few months. Follow the instructions carefully while you go for higher concentrations.