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Glycolic Acid

Glycolic Acid

Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Realizing The Net Increase in Hydration Latent within Glycolic Acid

Realizing The Net Increase in Hydration Latent within Glycolic Acid

New patients often express concern that skin care containing glycolic acid will heavily dehydrate or even burn/etch their skin, irrespective of the reduction in fine lines and overall improvement in skin texture, tone and colouring they generally perceive it as providing.

There is also some confusion that glycolic acid is only suitable for oily and acne-prone skin.

For all its latent benefits, there is no doubt that many individuals have experienced lasting damage from:

Symptoms of these glycolic acid implementations include:

  • hyperpigmentation;

  • skin which appears sterile, fragile, superficially brittle and hard;

  • general treatment-resistance — skincare doesn't work as well as it used to because the epidermis, which wishes to remain a protective barrier, has frozen up in protest.

The last point may be of the most concern for many because improper glycolic acid use can make hyperpigmentation, acne and rosacea far more difficult to treat.

This seemingly paradoxical phenomena — where a dermatological agent known to be effective for a concern can become a primary impediment to the same concern's resolution — is most likely attributable to chronic generalised skin dehydration, a syndrome which slows the beneficial enzymatic processes occurring in the skin beyond the point of sustainable health.

The reality is that when glycolic acid is employed to individual requirements there is ultimately a considerable net increase in durable, actual skin hydration, outside and beyond any moisturizer use, and the efficacy of all other treatments increases.

Melbourne Dermatology's experience in cosmetic dermatological glycolic acid use is critically governed by more than a decade of patient analysis by Tewameter.

The foremost benefit of this aggregate data pertaining to glycolic acid is that it accurately predicts the point at which individuals with different skin characteristics are likely to develop even the slightest disruption in optimal hydration.

It isn't possible to realise sustainable therapeutic glycolic acid use in individual patients without this data because progressive dehydration first slows then ruins the ingredient's benefits.

Unsurprisingly, the broader everyday experience of glycolic acid use in individuals divested of therapeutic assistance is purely cosmetic!

Where beauty therapy uses glycolic acid, for once the benefit is somewhat actual rather than purported, however still tends to be fleetingly beneficial and ultimately excessively problematic.

Subsequently, the greatest proportion of glycolic acid users yo-yo with their skin's outermost appearance, repeatedly traversing a spectrum of results which spans from acclimatization side effects, to improvement, to progressive deterioration of that same improvement, to discontinuation or an easing-off of use producing a suboptimal outcome.

This is plainly not good enough — its not a clean therapeutic result.

Notably, medical glycolic acid is different to that available over-the-counter and in the beauty therapy/salon/spa setting because it's absolute potential hasn't required deactivation for the inadequacies of a sales force largely devoid of actual skin knowledge and experience.

Therapeutic glycolics tend to have a lower pH, are less or entirely un-buffered and generally unfettered by the inclusion of skin-redundant sensory fillers when compared with the dilute alternatives.

They also tend to be stronger (by percentage), however outright glycolic acid concentration is less important than most realise. Refer Jan Marini Bioglycolic Night Cream and Jan Marini Bioglycolic Night Cream Rx.

Once the concrete improvement latent within correctly employed glycolic acid of therapeutic potential is realised, even formerly very dry skin requires less supplementary moisturisation, and what moisturiser is used functions more as intended, and wears more elegantly along with sunscreen.

Patients with shine-prone skin are also less inclined to experience the "hard shine" of moisturizers which absorb in the early morning, only to be expelled a few hours later to sit on the absolute surface of the skin reflecting light in one of the least flattering ways possible.

The waste of glycolic acid as a tool in restoring better endogenous skin hydration plainly reflects the inability of beauty therapy at large to provide bona fide measurable health care, the only practice which realises actual beauty.

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