Below are some of the most commonly asked questions about GlycoAla from both Consumers and Providers. Click on each question to view the answer.

Consumer FAQ

The whole treatment takes 70-90 minutes. The practitioner will exfoliate your skin to remove the dead skin cells. GlycoAla is applied to your skin and left for 40 minutes, during which time you will relax in a darkened room. Once the GlycoAla is removed, you are placed under the light.
You may feel a tingling sensation when placed under the light, but this is typically transient and dependent on the extent of sun damage you have.
Yes. GlycoAla gel is clinically proven to improve the appearance of skin tone, firmness, texture, and to reduce the look of pore size. It also significantly improves the effects of hydration.
Yes. Your provider will discuss contraindications and precautions with you. Some drugs and illnesses may make you photo sensitive therefore you may not be suitable for the treatment.
For best results, a course of 3 treatments, spaced 4 weeks apart is recommended.
Yes. Your practitioner will recommend your skin maintenance regimen and future treatments.
No. You will be instructed to avoid going outdoors in the sunlight for 48 hours after the treatment, and to wear a high SPF sun protection and a wide brimmed hat if you do go out.

Provider FAQ

Clients with any skin type who desire an effective, non-invasive skin rejuvenation treatment that improves the appearance of pore size, fine lines and wrinkles, and hydration, but without the downtime, risk and cost associated with more aggressive treatments.
GlycoAla should only be administered by a medical professional, or under the direction of a physician.
GlycoAla is the world’s only cosmetic photodynamic gel that includes hyaluronic acid and utilizes an advanced glycosphere nanoparticle delivery system for superior stability, absorption, and results. This unique technology and formulation means:
- No mixing
- Shorter incubation time
- Improved outcomes
- Two active ingredients instead of one
- Excellent ROI
3 treatments spaced 4 weeks apart.
No; a series of 3 treatments spaced 4 weeks apart will offer the best results.
The size of the treatment area depends on the size and shape of the light head. In most cases, the size of the light head is such that either the face or the décolleté can be treated in one session. It is important to use only a panel-style light head that illuminates the entire treatment area. Do not use handheld or small “spot” treatment light heads, as these will leave areas untreated and adverse events may result.
Contact with the eyes or orbital rim should be avoided. Eye protection is typically worn during a light therapy treatment, which will help to protect this sensitive area.
Until the treated area is healed, typically one week.
Yes – as long as the light head flexible enough to be configured so that the entire treated area is exposed to the light.