Individuals who struggle with acne blemishes may benefit from a salicylic acid peel. This effective, noninvasive procedure is customized for the client’s complexion to reduce pore size and remove dead skin cells for a refreshed, rejuvenated look and fewer breakouts. If you are bothered by the appearance of blackheads, whiteheads, breakouts, or dull skin, determine whether a salicylic acid peel is right for you.

What Is a Salicylic Acid Peel?

A peel is a chemical process that treats skin concerns. Although some peels penetrate deep into the skin, a salicylic acid formula helps to treat the outer layers of the complexion, such as acne and discoloration. Salicylic acid works by loosening the bonds that hold skin cells together, making it easier for your complexion to shed dead skin and debris that have a dull, damaging effect.

While over-the-counter home peels are available, they are much less concentrated than the salicylic acid peels we can safely provide in an office setting. The strength of your peel will depend on the type of complexion you have, your skin tone, and the severity of your acne.

What Are the Benefits of a Salicylic Acid Peel?

Salicylic acid has long been used for acne treatment because of three key properties:

  • Reducing inflammation that causes the redness and swelling associated with acne blemishes
  • Encouraging skin cell turnover to reveal a healthy, radiant complexion
  • Removing the accumulation of oil and dead skin cells that clogs pores and causes breakouts

Clients who undergo salicylic acid peel treatments typically report a smoother complexion, brighter and more even skin tone, fewer blemishes, and improved appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, sunspots, and other types of sun damage.

Am I a Good Candidate for a Salicylic Acid Peel?

Although salicylic acid peels are safe for most people, you should avoid this procedure if you are pregnant, have active dermatitis, take Accutane, or have an allergy to salicylates. This type of peel is relatively mild and side effects are rare. However, you may notice minor tingling, redness, and slight swelling for a few hours after the procedure. As always, you should use sun protection outdoors since a peel can increase sun sensitivity.

Schedule Your Appointment Today!

If you’re intrigued about the advantages of a chemical peel, contact the team at The Dermatology Clinic today. We’ll be happy to provide you a consultation and recommend the best treatment regimen for acne and other complexion concerns. Call (225) 769-7546 or complete our online form to make an appointment.

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