Your skin will be shiny and red
for a few hours after treatment. Flaking and itchiness are also
possible in the first few days. Use high SPF creams every time
you go out, because sun sensitivity increases after BHA peels.
Black and dark-skinned patients
should know that repeated use of salicylic acid products may
cause permanent hypo pigmentation and scarring. A single facial
BHA peel costs around $100, but you will need 4 to 8 treatments
for best results.
The Salicylic Acid Peel is a
light peel with a 3-5 day recovery cycle that targets oily skin
and breakouts associated with acne. This peel can also be used
to refine pores and retexture scars, reducing their appearance
over time with repeat treatments and Salicylic acid (Micro Peel
Plus™) is an oil-soluble acid derived from birch bark, willow
bark, or wintergreen leaves. This acid primarily breaks up oil
and is used in low concentrations in a number of acne products
on the market. Skin plagued by acne and acne scars may benefit
most from higher concentrations of salicylic acid peels, but
photo- or sun-damaged skin also responds well to this treatment.
Salicylic acid peels generally
come in two concentrations; treatments do not increase these
concentrations, but rather add additional layers of the peel.
Salicylic acid also neutralizes itself, reducing the possibility
of damage. We recommend a series of six peels, three to four
weeks apart. Please note, this acid contains an ingredient
similar to aspirin. Individuals with allergies to aspirin should
avoid this type of acid treatment.
The New Salicylic Acid Peel
Although the New Salicylic Acid Peel is a light peel with a
quick recovery, it is at its best in the treatment of common
acne. Salicylic Acid is the ideal peeling agent for this
condition because the salicylic acid itself is keratolytic. This
means it dissolves away the outermost, rough, calloused, and
oily skin layers through enzymatic action. This peel deeply
cleanses the pores and promotes removal of the dead cells which
is necessary for skin rejuvenation.
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