If you are working on improving your skin, you may have heard of the above acids. At Mo Esthetics, the health of the skin is central and that is why we only use products with high-quality ingredients, including various acids. The acids all ensure skin improvement. But which acid do you use for which skin problem? We take you into the world of acids!
Salicylic acid is great for blemished skin, partly because of its anti-inflammatory properties. This Beta Hydroxy Acid (BHA) is great for reducing pimples and clogged pores and ensures that the cell renewal of your skin gets a boost. We use this acid in our acne treatments, among other things. If you suffer from blemished skin or acne, we generally recommend a product from the Active Clearing product line from Dermalogica.
Lactic Acid is an Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA). During the treatment we mainly use lactic acid for dry, sensitive and vulnerable skin with a disrupted barrier function. We do this because of its moisturizing and brightening properties. Lactic acid gives a boost to cell renewal so that other products can be better absorbed by the skin. Lactic acid protects the pH value (acid mantle) of the skin and kills organisms that can provoke skin complaints, such as fungi and yeasts.
Glycolic acid is the best known of the alpha-hydroxy acids (AHA). Glycolic acid comes from sugar cane and has the smallest molecular structure of all acids. Glycolic acid therefore has to penetrate very deep into the skin. There it softens the "glue" between the skin cells, causing them to peel off. Glycolic acid also puts the skin back to work. The cells at the bottom of the epidermis produce new skin cells more quickly. These healthy new cells contain enough water, so that the skin is well hydrated.
Trichloroacetic Acid (TCA)
Trichloroacetic acid is a compound from acetic acid and chlorine. The acid gets very deep into the skin, which stimulates the production of collagen and elastin in the dermis. Because TCA can reach the dermis, we use TCA to treat deeper skin damage, improve the overall skin texture and smooth the skin. Unlike other acids, TCA does not soften the skin cells, but it solidifies the proteins of the skin and dissolves the skin cells. TCA can be used in different concentrations and layers. Based on an intake, we determine what is best for your skin.
Would you like to know more about what we can do to improve your skin? Then schedule a no-obligation skin analysis. We can then see what suits your skin and draw up a personal treatment plan.