Below are answers to frequently asked ‘beauty’ and ‘medical’ questions on skincare and GLYTONE products. If you do not find an answer to your question, please contact us.
FAQ - Beauty
Can I stay on Glycolic acid products for a long time, or forever without thinning my skin?
Yes. Daily use of Glycolic acid results in an overall strengthening of the skin.
What can I expect during a peel procedure?
During a Glytone peel procedure, you should expect to feel a slight tingling sensation that dissipates quickly. This is due to the efficacy of the products and your physician will assure your safety and comfort.
How can I take care of my skin after a peel?
Restore and protect. It is important to use adequate amounts of SPF to protect from future sun damage. Your physician will recommend the appropriate Glytone regimen to use at home that will maintain the benefits of your peel.
What should be my daily skincare regimen?
Depending on your skin type, you can follow a regimen that is based on a treatment concept that is indicated for your skin type.
How can I even out my skin tone?
Evening out your skin tone is easy with Glytone products. Our customizable home care regimens will exfoliate and strengthen your skin to look your best.
Do your products have any side effects?
Glytone products have strong efficacy which can have minimal side effects. This is why Glytone is a physician-only product line and is always recommended to consult with a physician first before using any Glytone product.
FAQ - Medical
What makes Glytone glycolic acid different than any other glycolic acid line?
Glytone is different because we use Free Acid Values, and we are the only company to communicate on this value. The free acid value is the exact amount of acid that will be available for use by the skin. If a product says “4.7 Free Acid Value”, it means that exactly 4.7% glycolic acid will be available for use by the skin. There are no buffering agents in our products.
Are the products non-comedogenic? Will they make me breakout?
For specific pathologies, Glytone products are non-comedogenic.
Is there any data showing the efficacy of the products?
Yes, for certain treatment concepts, efficacy and tolerability are documented by clinical studies.
Why are certain products reserved for professional use only?
Certain Glytone products contain high levels of active ingredients that are only appropriate for professional recommendation.
What effect does prolonged sun exposure have on the skin?
Prolonged sun exposure to the skin can lead to heavy premature wrinkling, severe hyperpigmentation, skin laxity, and skin cancer. Sunscreen is the primary protection against sun damage.
What causes wrinkles?
Internally they are caused by a breakdown of collagen and elastin that are responsible for keeping the skin taught. Externally wrinkles can be caused by overexposure to harmful UV rays as well as environmental assaults of free radicals.
By using AHA products does this increase sensitivity to the sun?
Yes. Alpha Hydroxyacid (AHA) products do increase sun sensitivy, so make sure to use adequate SPF daily. Always consult a physician when using products that contain AHA.
Can I use Glytone products while pregnant or nursing?
There are no published warnings, consult your physician directly.
Is there any downtime after a Glytone chemical peel?
No. Our peels are safe to use with minimal side effects. Always consult with your physician for your post-peel regimen.