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Salicylic Acid Peel Specialist

Jazzi Cosmetic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine

Cosmetic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine located in Lexington, KY & Philadelphia, PA

Salicylic Acid Peel Q & A

What is Salicylic Acid Peel?

Salicylic acid peel is a chemical peel mostly used to treat acne.

How long does peeling last?

Peeling will generally start 48-72 hours after your treatment and last up to 2 weeks

How long do I have to wait between each treatment?

Can be repeated every 2-4 weeks depending on the patient’s skin reaction.

How long does it take to see results?

The skin will likely start to peel after 48-72 hours. It’s important not to attempt to speed up the peeling process by picking at the skin, as this can damage the skin.

What is the Salicylic Acid Peel procedure?

The peel will be applied to the face with a cotton tip applicator. Tingling and warmth can usually be felt in the treated areas. One area may react more strongly than another. A fan can be used to cool down the tingling and warmth. The peel is also then neutralized with TCA.

What is the post-procedure for Salicylic Acid Peel?

  • Frosting of scar surface can last up to 12 hours
  • The skin surrounding treated areas will be red & sore for 24 to 48 hours
  • Scabbing may develop after 2-3 days & fall off after 3-7 days
  • You can wash the skin as normal and may apply makeup
  • Use sunscreen
  • Most patients require 3-6 treatments for optimal improvement