Buckhead Office

3379 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite 500

Atlanta, GA 30326

Mon. - Fri.: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm

Roswell Office

11755 Pointe Place, Suite B-2

Roswell, GA 30076

Mon. - Fri.: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm

Glycolic Peels – What to Expect

Aesthetic dermatology services such as chemical peels are gaining more and more attention as a valiant effort to combat the signs of aging. As far as facial chemical peels go, a glycolic peel is among the mildest and most popular. This is likely due to the fact that glycolic acid is considered natural, a fruit acid from sugar cane. Don’t be fooled though, this fruit acid is strong enough to get the job done when it comes to eliminating those unwanted signs of aging and skin damage. This type of chemical peel works by accelerating the removal of the dry thickened outer layer of skin. Glycolic Peels are effective in helping your skin with the following:

  • Reducing fine lines under the eyes and around the mouth
  • Treating wrinkles caused by sun damage and aging
  • Improving the appearance of mild scars
  • Treating certain types of acne
  • Reducing age spots, freckles, and dark patches (melasma) due to pregnancy or taking birth control pills
  • Improving areas of sun damage

What can you expect during a Glycolic Peel? A professional will first clean your skin thoroughly. Your chemical solution, glycolic acid, will then be applied to small areas of your skin (hands, face or neck). This will create a controlled wound or blister, which allows new skin to take its place. It is normal to feel a burning sensation for about five to ten minutes followed by brief stinging. A cool compress is usually all that is needed to ease discomfort, but pain medication can also used after a deeper chemical peel. Patients typically have a very mild and quick recovery time when they choose a Glycolic Peel. This makes it a great option for first-timers who have mild wrinkles or age spots. Be sure to tell your doctor of any medications you are taking prior to the procedure. Certain medications may need to be stopped or may change your skin’s reaction to a chemical peel.

Olansky Dermatology Associates offers glycolic peels to patients followed by a relaxing massage of the face, shoulders, and neck, all while enjoying soothing and calming aromatherapy. What better way to experience years taken away from your face!

Posted on behalf of Dr. Jodi E. Ganz, Olansky Dermatology Associates

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Buckhead Office

3379 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite 500

Atlanta, GA 30326

Roswell Office

11755 Pointe Place, Suite B-2

Roswell, GA 30076

Our Happy Patients

4.7/ 5.0

Based on 229 reviews

Jenny S.

The doctors and PA’s are great and very knowledgeable. I never have to wait to long and the office staff is always very nice. I also take my son there and they are great with him as well. I would highly recommend Olansky Dermatology.

Kristen R.

Olansky Dermatology is wonderful! Our whole family goes. My daughter has had terrible eczema through the years and both my kids had mollescum too. They always make things better and spend time explaining whats wrong and how to fix it.

Mike D.

I recently had a couple appointments at Olanksy Dermatology and was seen by Julia Lee. Julie was excellent and quickly took care of the issue I was having with my skin. I would highly recommend Olansky Dermatology and especially Julia Lee to anyone in need of a dermatologist.

Tamima D.

My husband is a patient of PA Sharon Doering I appreciate all she did for my spouse. She’s very down to earth & made him feel comfortable. Sharon communicated in a way that he can understand.
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Lisa H.

I see the physician assistant Sharon Doering and she has drastically improved my skin! I highly recommend this practice and their brilliant thourough doctors. I finally have glowing skin!

Betty G.

I have had excellent experience at Olansky Dermatology. Dr Burger is meticulous and thorough and has a most pleasant and calm manner. I have every confidence in her and this office.

Cheyenne G.

Very kind and understanding people. Dr. Bellamy and her nurse took the time to listen to all my concerns and never made me feel rushed.

Kishan P.

I was actually running a bit late, but they were very friendly and knowledgeable about what was going on with my skin. And also very timely.I will definitely stick with them!

Khol S.

Very professional and pleasant staff. When I arrived at my appointment this afternoon I was informed that my doctor called out sick and they tried calling to let me know but I just recently changed my number so they were unable to reach me. The receptionist was so sweet and helpful. Instead of leaving and making a new appointment they fit me in without an issue and without any waiting.

Susan H.

Dr. Ilyas was highly recommended to me so I decided to change dermatologists. I am so glad as I am pleased with his expertise and his highly professional manner. I am also delighted with Emily Raville, Aesthetician. She does a wonderful job and I am recommending her to my friends as well. I am completely satisfied – can’t get any better than that!

Lindsay S.

I have been going to Olansky Dematology for many years now, whether for a specific problem, or just for a really great deep facial, and I wouldn’t consider going anywhere else. Every single staff member is knowledgeable and professional. The customer service I receive every visit leaves a positive and lasting impression. I always feel comfortable and at ease while I am there. Great staff!

Janet R.

I seem to live at this place! Whether it’s for an appointment with a doctor or for an aesthetic treatment, I am there frequently. I cannot say enough good things. Efficient, friendly, the best doctors, and a new aesthetic center with the latest in procedures and products to keep us looking almost as young as we feel. It’s always fun to see Emily and she knows just what to recommend.