Glycolic Peel

Glycolic Peel

What is a Chemical Peel?

Chemical peels have long been used as skin rejuvenation procedures, tried and true.  Professional chemical peels can safely address many common skin concerns. Chemical peels are used for the treatment of sun damage, fine lines, wrinkles, scarring, acne, rosacea and discoloration. They promote the growth of new skin plus collagen with an improved texture, tone and radiance that is noticeable in as little as a few days.

At Medical Spa Pari, downtown Montreal, we are able to professionally administer these treatments in safe ad hygienic environment.

Alpha-hydroxy acid peel or AHA peel

Used to penetrate only the outer layer of the skin to gently exfoliate it. The treatment is used to improve the appearance of mild skin discoloration and rough skin as well as to refresh the face, neck, chest or hands.

Medical Spa Pari offers a natural alternative to this peel by using ingredients that are naturally derived from fruits, milks, and sugars.  Well-known AHAs include lactic acid from milk, glycolic acid from sugar cane, malic acid from pears and apples, and citric acid from oranges and lemons.

What if your skin is a bit oilier?  We offers a BHA peel

Beta hydroxy acid (BHA) or salicylic acid peels are not as popular as AHA peels, yet they can be equally effective and have specific advantages for some skin types. A salicylic acid solution can work in a way that is similar to a glycolic acid peel, but irritation may be reduced. Salicylic acid is a compound closely related to aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid), and it retains its aspirin-like anti-inflammatory properties. A deep BHA peel can be superior for many skin types because the irritation and inflammation are kept to a minimum due to the analgesic action of the BHA compound.


Both AHA and BHA work to break apart the uppermost layer of skin. This facilitates the removal of dead and damaged surface cells and encourages the growth of the newer, healthier skin beneath.

The acids are commonly found in skin care products formulated to “peel away” the fine lines, wrinkles and uneven pigmentation associated with aging skin. BHA and AHA are also used to treat acne; the chemicals work to unplug clogged hair follicles and counteract the overproduction of sebum.


The amount of exfoliation that occurs depends on the product’s strength and other ingredients. In addition, it can take multiple applications of any AHA or BHA treatment before the desired results are achieved.

According to numerous studies, regular use of AHA products can result in a smoother, more even toned complexion!

Side Effects

Common side effects of AHA and BHA use include temporary stinging and mild redness.

How do I get started?

If you are considering a treatment and are interested in learning how chemical peels can help you look younger, please schedule a free consultation by calling Medical Spa Pari at (514) 842-7274 or scheduling online!