What Is A Salicylic Acid Peel?
A salicylic acid peel acts as a peeling agent for the skin. The acid is effective for treating things such as clogged pores and oily skin. They work pretty well with people who have sun damaged and sensitive skin. These peels can be done on the face, neck, shoulders, and back. This type of peel will improve the texture and the look of your skin. DNF Medical Centers professionals can perform this quick and easy treatment for you anytime. The peel is a chemical peel and only affects the outermost layer of skin. It will not reach deep layers of your skin as the epidermis is the only thing affected.
How It Works
First, your face is cleaned and prepared by DNF Medical Centers professionals. The chemical peel is then applied and your face. You will probably experience a warm sensation have a slight stinging sensation once applied. The peel is left on your face for 10 to 15 minutes and the way the peel affects the skin will be dependant on what is being treated and your skin type. The salicylic acid peel can be applied every 2 weeks, and although it is recommended to wait a full 2 weeks before having the procedure done again, some people will have it done every 7 to 10 days.
There are a few things you should keep in mind before having this peel done.
If you have an open sore, make sure it is fully healed before scheduling to have this peel done
One week before and after, do not wax. Other things to avoid include face masks and hair dyes
Always tell the doctors about allergies and medications.
What Is The Recovery Time?
The amount of treatments that are done varies. Some people only need a few treatments until they obtain their desired results but others need more. There is no downtime for this peel and you can resume daily activities as soon as you leave! Your face may be red for up to 24 hours and you may experience some flaking or peeling for a few days.