Salicylic Acid peel - Patients ask, Dr. Ringpfeil answers
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Various concentrations of salicylic acid exfoliate thickened skin, one of the common problems in acne.
Diminished acne activity, fresh glow.
The effects of salicylic acid peels and the efficiency of the peel can be potentiated by following your dermatologist's instruction for medical acne treatment, which often includes topical retinoids. If used, any retinoid must be stopped the night before the peel and can be resumed the night after the peel. The morning of the peel, there is no necessity to apply any product other than your daily sunscreen.
Resume your daily skin care regimen the day after the peel.
Smooth texture of the skin is noted the day after your first peel but full effects are most obvious after a series of 3-6 peels, spaced 3-4 weeks apart.
Isotretinoin (Accutane) within the past six months, allergy to salicylic acid (aspirin), history of phenol peel, pregnancy.
Mild redness for several hours (you should be able to return to work immediately), fine scaling for several days.