Glycolic acid is an alpha hydroxy fruit acid derived from sugar cane used to gently peel away the surface layer of the skin. Glycolic acid has the smallest molecule size of the AHAs and is therefore able to penetrate the skin surface more effectively. Peels can be done on their own or in combination with other procedures to help alleviate acne, superficial acne scars, discoloration and pigmentation, and also for anti-aging rejuvenation of the skin. Peels cause minimal discomfort and little to no downtime. Treatments can be repeated as frequently as once a month.