Can a Salicylic Acid peel reduce acne inflammation?

Acne Inflammation: Whiteheads, often called zits, are frustrating to anyone suffering from acne. These white heads cause inflammation in the skin upon breakouts. Whitehead acne treatment is not difficult, but must be done with care to prevent acne scarring and problem skin later on in life. With caution, however, treating zits and removing whiteheads canContinue Reading

Are chemical peels painful?

Chemical peel Pain: In general, users only feel a mild stinging sensation during light or medium chemical peels. After the procedure, a mild pain reliever may be taken to relieve any discomfort, if necessary. There should not be any pain, however if you do experience pain, you should immediately rinse the skin with cool waterContinue Reading

Are your peels suited for Asian skin?

asian skin: All of the peels are relatively safe and can be used for all skin types. However, with any product, it is always recommended that you do a small test application first. Apply for 30 seconds and rinse off.  A waiting period of 24 hours is recommended, and if no excessive irritation exists, you’reContinue Reading

How many peel treatments per bottle?

Peel treatments per bottle – The exact number of peels varies depending on the treatment area and amount used per application. The depth of the peel is controlled by the thickness of application, skin sensitivity, and peel type or main ingredient used. Using too little of the peel solution will cause the peel to beContinue Reading

Will the Salicylic product help with Rosacea?

Salicylic for Rosacea – While some customers with Rosacea have experienced great results with our products, the line is intended to clear mild to moderate acne. Yes, it can be effective in the treatment of “Foliculitis”(a condition where small pimples form on hair follicles). Keratosis Pilaris is a follicular plugging of the skin of theContinue Reading

Which of your products is best for anti-aging?

Both the glycolic and the lactic have anti-aging effects, but in different ways. The Glycolic works mainly underneath the skin, while the lactic works on the surface of the skin. Glycolic acid is the smallest Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA), Lactic acid is slightly larger. Glycolic, because of its small size is able to penetrate deeperContinue Reading

Which of your products is best for Eczema?

Salicylic acid is generally the best for Eczema because it is such a strong keratolytic agent. It is able to remove plaques and rough spots very effectively without being overly irritating to the underlying skin layer, but it may be drying to the outer skin layer. For this reason many customers alternate between Salicylic andContinue Reading

What kind of results should I expect?

The results of a chemical peel vary depending on the peel that you receive. A superficial peel only slightly reduces the signs of aging and skin damage and the results are minimal unless used in cycles, then generally desired results are more achievable. Medium peels are effective in reducing signs of sun damage and fineContinue Reading

What peels would be best for oily skin?

If you have oily skin or active acne, alternating between the Lactic and Salicylic peels provides good results, and is not as harsh as the Salicylic or Glycolic alone. If alternating, apply them 3-4 days apart alternating between the Lactic and Salicylic. Salicylic alone is also very effective for oily skin. Using a salicylic cleanserContinue Reading

What other factors affect my skin?

Skin conditions can be caused by allergies/reactions, genetics/ethnicity, medical conditions, and medication. Smoking, habits, diet, and stress all play a part in our health, which is reflected in our skin’s appearance. Environmental exposure, air quality, pollutants, humidity, can all affect the skin.

What causes the most damage to my skin?

The sun is responsible for 90%- 98% of aging, causing wrinkles, lines, hyper-pigmentation (“age spots”) and loss of natural moisture and elasticity. Beta hydroxy acid is also known as salicylic acid and occurs naturally in wintergreen leaves, sweet birch and selected plants. This acid can aid in improving the appearance and condition of the skin.Continue Reading

What are the risks of a chemical peel?

While side effects are rare, chemical peels are associated with some risk. Deeper peels generally increase the chances of side effects and complications including: Redness – Some redness is expected after a peel, but severe redness may occur and last for several months. Hypo or hyperpigmentation – Skin discoloration resulting in darker or lighter patchesContinue Reading

What are different type of chemical peels?

There are several different types of chemical peels, each indicated for different types and degrees of skin problems. Light (glycolic acid, salicylic acid, lactic acid in lower concentrations) chemical peels, sometimes referred to as “superficial” can improve rough, dry skin, as well as uneven pigmentation. They can also improve the texture of sun-damaged skin andContinue Reading

Problem Skin: What You Can Do About It?

An Overview Problem skin can refer to any number of symptoms including redness, oily or dry, flaky skin, blackheads, whiteheads, or even a dull luster. The bottom line is your skin has problems. Facial skin problems can leave you feeling down right ugly sometimes whether it’s acne, wrinkles, rosacea, or facial spider veins. Skin problemsContinue Reading

Is the Salicylic safe to apply at home?

As with all our peels, the Salicylic peel may be safely and confidently applied in the home. The salicylic peel has little risk of complication because of the nature of the molecule. Salicylic acid is oil soluble, which is great for two reasons. First, the outside layer of your skin is covered in oil, andContinue Reading

Is your Salicylic peel prescription strength?

The Salicylic acid does not require a prescription in the United States, but in many European countries concentrations above 10% require a prescription. It is normal to experience some visible peeling within 2-3 days of using the product, but not all people will notice visible peeling. It depends on the thickness of the stratum corneumContinue Reading

How much do chemical peels typically cost?

Light chemical peels cost $90 to $300 per treatment (treatments must be repeated for optimal results). Medium chemical peels cost $1,000 to $2,000 per treatment (treatments are generally repeated every two to three months). Deep (phenol) chemical peels can cost $2,500 to $6,000 for the full face (only one treatment is necessary).

How important is it to use sunblock?

Applying sunblock is necessary to achieve optimum results. Real improvement is seen only when you make a commitment to avoid and protect against sun exposure. For some patients remembering to use sunblock is not easy. However, when the skin is exposed to the suns UV rays without proper protection, the risk of hyperpigmentation reoccurring isContinue Reading

Can the Salicylic be used during pregnancy?

The Salicylic acid can be used during pregnancy. There is little, if any at all that is absorbed through the skin, which would cause it to enter into the bloodstream. However, our product has not been tested specifically on pregnant women. Like with any product, if you have any questions about it’s use during pregnancy,Continue Reading