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.
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.
As Salicylic Acid is oil-soluble and lipophilic, it penetrates sebum filled follicles and cleans out clogged pores, resulting in marked improvement in acne prone skin.
Regular use of Salicylic Acid will also result in a decrease in fine lines, a smoother skin, more even pigmentation and a reduction in pore size.
Various concentrations of salicylic acid exfoliate thickened skin, one of the common problems in acne.
Diminished acne activity, fresh glow.
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 1-3 weeks apart.
Salicylic is the first choice for treating oily skin that is also suffering from acne, blackheads, congested pores, and rosacea.
This oil soluble peeling solution can penetrate and dissolve solidified sebum while its antibacterial properties prevent acneic outbreaks.
Salicylic's anti-inflammitory action provides relief for painful redness and lesions.
Salicylic 20% is the mid-strength BHA peel that can be used to treat oily to extremely oily skin types.
Benefits of this acid include: reduction in oil production, less acne eruptions, diminished blackheads, and calming effect for inflamed lesions. Salicylic Acid, a Beta-Hydroxy Acid, is a highly effective superficial peeling agent and pore cleanser.
Salicylic Acid loosens and removes aging cells, oil and debris attached to the skin surface. It stimulates new skin cell production and increased collagen formation.