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Salicylic Acid peel

overview:

Various concentrations of salicylic acid exfoliate thickened skin, one of the common problems in acne.

Expected results:

Diminished acne activity, fresh glow.

Preparation:

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.

Post treatment instructions:

Resume your daily skin care regimen the day after the peel.

Time to desired results:

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.

Lasting results:

Several months

Contraindication:

Isotretinoin (Accutane) within the past six months, allergy to salicylic acid (aspirin), history of phenol peel, pregnancy.

Downtime:

Mild redness for several hours (you should be able to return to work immediately), fine scaling for several days.

How can we help you?

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Overall doctor performance

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The doctor listened to you attentively

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The doctor took time to answer your questions

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Office comfort

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Parking

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What WE DID WELL

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The doctor took a lot of time explaining my treatment and making sure I was comfortable.

#12022-06-17

I like the waiting room.

#22021-10-25

Ambiance and cleanliness of the office; informative, highly professional staff. Overall, this was a very pleasant experience.

#32022-02-15

Beautiful offfice. Doctor was thorough but quick, which was great

#42011-04-04 11:16:27

The promptness of waiting to see the doctor.

#52022-06-19

Promptness

#62011-06-06 08:59:45

everyone was very nice.

#72022-07-24

Friendly staff and atmosphere

#82010-11-15 14:39:37

relaxing decor, classical music

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the coutersy and attentiveness

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What can we do better?

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couldnt be any better

#12022-02-23

This was my very first visit; as a result, some of the questions above jump the gun a bit. However, the initial visit was a pleasant experience.

#22022-07-18

everything was wonderful

#32010-08-25 12:47:35

When making the initial appointment and then calling to try to get it moved up (our of fear that I had a melanoma), I didn't think that one of the booking person(s) was particularly helpful or reassuring.

#42021-09-22

totally satisfied with everything

#52022-01-01

Everything was great! and everyone was very nice.

#62010-10-19 10:16:48

A sign in front of office to locate parking for first timers would be helpful.

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I couldn't find any parking.

#82021-11-03

I have an unusual challenge getting to and from the office. Your practice is doing a great job; I will deal with the transportation issues.

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All my concerns were addressed, I was pleased.

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