Salicylic peel is a chemical peel that helps with acne. Acne is a condition where the normal hair follicles get blocked with sebum and impurities which may or may not be infected. In the early stages, they are seen as whiteheads or blackheads.
Salicylic peel is a chemical peel that can help deal with active acne. Acne can be classified into Grade1, 2 & 3 depending on the severity. Grade 1 acne is seen as blackheads and whiteheads, where the follicles are plugged, but are not infected. Pustular acne is seen as grade 2 and multiple nodulocystic acne are considered the most serious form of the condition and are considered grade 3. Given that more severe forms of acne involve infections of the follicles, the first line of treatment most commonly involves medications (antibiotics) for the infection to subside.
Salicylic acid works two-fold. Immediately, it helps act against redness and swelling, which is often associated with an active flare-up of acne. Apart from this, it also helps unclog the pores in your skin. As discussed, clogging of pores is the root cause of acne. Salicylic acid chemical peel thus helps symptomatically, as well as a cure. It is hence a very useful treatment for the condition and is often used in conjunction with medications, especially in severe cases.
Salicylic acid chemical peel is quite effective in subsiding immediate redness and swelling associated with severe acne. It is not used alone as the first line of treatment, but in conjunction with medications.
Below are some before and after pictures to visualize the effectiveness of the Salicylic peel treatment
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Know about the treatment procedure with all the major steps involved in Salicylic peel treatment.
When you visit SkinGenious, you will consult one of the top dermatologists in the city. They will understand and decide the correct line to help you with your condition.
The dermatologist will diagnose the cause of your acne and then suggest the ideal line of treatment. There may be various underlying causes for ace including hormonal changes. Adult acne may be a more serious concern.
The ideal line of treatment is chosen based on the diagnosis of your condition. This may involve medications as well as some in-clinic treatments such as salicylic peels.
What results can you expect from Salicylic peel treatment? What factors that impact the efficacy of Salicylic peel?
Acne is quite common. Many teenagers suffer from the condition. The condition may be considered more serious in adults, considering that the condition is likely to be indicative of underlying hormonal issues.
The treatment modalities are quite effective. Be it antibiotic medications, peels or other topical solutions such as retinoids the treatment of acne is quite evolved and patients are able to get rid of undesired acne.
Underlying conditions may need to be treated in adult acne.
At SkinGenious , we only use treatments which have been assessed & approved by top regulators in India & across the world. Also our doctors make sure that any risks / side effects associated with the Salicylic peel is clearly communicated beforehand.
There are no risks associated with the treatment. The side effects are pertinent to the medications used. Topicals like retinoids might lead to purging, whereas antibiotics may come with their own side effects like diarrhoea and etallic taste in the mouth. All potential side effects will be explained by the dermatologist before starting the treatment.
Make sure that you know about the pre-treatment ''Dos And Don'ts'' for the Salicylic peel. Ask your doctor for the preparation checklist if available.
Before the treatment, make sure that you have stopped any home remedies or treatments that you have been using, so that the dermatologist can appreciate the true extent of your illness.
Steroid use at home is a big no.
For better results our expert will suggest some after treatment care which need to be followed properly.
There is no specific after-care required for the treatment apart from cases where a chemical peel may have been used. In those cases, use of sunscreen and other methods of sun protection may be prescribed.
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