In our youth, skin works effectively and skin cells turn over and renew themselves naturally every 21 to 28 days. As we age, skin cell turnover slows down to renew every 40 days, which results in dull, tired looking skin. Chemical exfoliation in the form of a glycolic peel dissolves dead, flaky skin cells, promotes collagen production, and builds elasticity. These peels are great in that if skin is continually exfoliated, it’s forced to create new cells – at a rate it did before the 28 day cycle started to slow down. Your skin will be replaced by a new fresh layer and make your skin appear younger and tighter. SKIN Cosmetic Dermatology will choose a strength of glycolic that is right for your individual skin and needs. This is a wonderful treatment to address fine wrinkles, dryness, hyperpigmentation and acne.