Salicyclic Acid Peel
A salicylic acid peel is a superficial peel suitable for almost all skin types. The acid is inactivated by the skin and does not penetrate past the epidermis (the top layer of the skin). Since salicylic acid is oil soluble, it’s ideal for patients with acne, resulting in smoother skin. Results can last up to one month. This peel can also be helpful for patients with rosacea.
We typically recommend a series of peels, usually three to six at one month intervals for the best results. Peels may be done farther apart to maintain results. Recovery time from salicylic acid peels is quick. Immediately afterwards, you may experience redness and peeling. The redness usually subsides within 1-2 hours and moisturizing may help peeling. It is usually best to avoid makeup until the next day.