This is a very simple-to-use, inexpensive ‘home program’ that will visibly start to rejuvenate your skin within 6 weeks of commencing it. Dr Mayson personally developed the formula many years ago and because it is so effective, complication-free and inexpensive it has proven extremely popular. Moreover, everyone can benefit from it and every type of skin can use it. Within 6 weeks of commencing the program your skin will:
without any redness or visible peeling. As the peeling it causes is microscopic it is not apparent and so there is no need to take time off work or miss out on social events while using it.
Glycolic Acid is a naturally occurring ‘Fruit Acid’ found in sugar cane and it is one of the few substances that have been scientifically proven to have a beneficial effect on the skin. Currently, there are many commercially-available Glycolic Acid products on the market but most are only weakly effective and moreover, have obviously not been customised to YOUR skin.
In contrast, Dr Mayson’s Glycolic Acid Program is a prescription-based program that will be specifically customised to your skin’s requirements. In this way, you can confidently expect the best possible results for your skin.
Glycolic Acid basically works in three principal ways:
These changes are usually noticeable within the first 6 weeks even though you would still only be on the first, introductory strength of lotion. However, when you progress on to the higher lotion strengths, you will notice even more improvement.
Your Initial Skin Assessment
At your initial consultation, Dr Mayson will assess your skin in order to customise his prescription formula to your skin’s requirements. In order to do this, you will need to bring to your appointment every cosmetic you use on your face for Dr Mayson to check which ones you can continue to use and which you must stop or replace. This screening of your current cosmetics is essential before Dr Mayson can issue you with the prescription, the reason being that some cosmetics do actually counteract the effects of Glycolic Acid.
Your First Prescription
Glycolic Acid must be introduced to your skin slowly in order for the skin to acclimatise to it. This means starting with a lower strength solution, and for the first two weeks applying it only every second night. Don’t be tempted to apply it every night at this stage – doing so before your skin has acclimatised to it could cause peeling and redness forcing you to stop it. Follow the instructions exactly and you will be rewarded with a noticeable improvement in your skin within the first six weeks.
When you are close to finishing your first bottle, usually in some 8-10 weeks’ time, make another appointment to see Dr Mayson before it finishes otherwise he will not be able to prescribe the next strength because in the meantime, depending on when you last used it, your skin may have lost its initial ‘acclimatisation’ and then you have to again start from the beginning.
Your Subsequent Prescriptions
Once your skin has acclimatised to the introductory lotion strength, the rest of the program involves the issue of prescriptions of increasing lotion strengths as determined by Dr Mayson at each of your visits until you reach the maintenance strength of 10 or 12%. Usually only three visits are required to reach this maintenance strength. At each appointment, Dr Mayson will assess your skin and its degree of improvement and then issue you with your next Glycolic prescription which you have made up at the pharmacy.
Once you have reached the highest strength of Glycolic Acid, usually after 3 visits, Dr Mayson will issue you with a maintenance prescription that you only need to renew every twelve months.
Long-term use of Glycolic Acid has not been shown to have any adverse long-term effects on the skin – only positive ones! Accordingly, there is no reason why everyone shouldn’t be using it!
Owing to the way in which this skin rejuvenation program is specifically tailored to each person’s skin requirements, patients report to us that they find Dr Mayson’s Formula not only more effective but also less expensive than many of the commercially-available Glycolic Skin Rejuvenation Preparations.
As it is necessary for your skin to acclimatise to the Glycolic Acid, you must introduce it to your skin slowly, otherwise, undue redness and irritation will result and force you to stop it. Therefore, unless otherwise directed by the doctor, for the first 2 weeks apply the lotion every 2nd night and thereafter every night.
Glycolic Acid is an alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) found naturally in sugar cane. It is often referred to as the Holy Grail for micro-exfoliation.
Glycolic Acid’s main uses are in skin rejuvenation and the treatment of acne.
By very effectively and invisibly removing the skin’s uppermost layer of dead cells, the skin looks brighter, fresher and more radiant.
Blockage of the oil-producing glands in the skin is the basic underlying cause of acne. By unblocking these oil-glands, Glycolic Acid removes the first stage of acne development.
Yes. You can continue to use Glycolic Acid indefinitely without any harmful effect on your skin.
Similarly, if you need only a small amount of glandular tissue excised, this is also done in Hospital as a Day-Only procedure. Only when the Gynaecomastia is very large and requires both excision and liposuction, is an overnight hospital stay required.
We do not sell pre-prepared formulations of Glycolic Acid. Instead, Dr Mayson prefers to customise the strength of the Glycolic Acid to the individual needs of every patient.
After a careful assessment of your skin and all your current skin care products, Dr Mayson will prescribe the first of the three formula strengths which you then have made up at the pharmacy. The three steps of increasing solution strengths are essential as your skin needs to acclimatise to each strength of solution before you move on to the next strength.
Each strength of solution is used for 8-12 weeks. Once you reach full strength, Dr Mayson will issue you with prescription repeats and you then only need to see him once every 12 months to have your prescription renewed.
Going straight to full-strength without allowing your skin to slowly acclimatise will produce redness, irritation and visible flaking of skin which will force you to stop the program. Use the program only in the manner prescribed.
If you stop the program, your skin will simply lose its former “glow” and “declimatise”. However, if you then wish to resume the program, you have to start at the very beginning as your skin needs to acclimatise again.