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How does the salicylic acid peel work?

The acid is applied and it dissolves the outermost layer of dead skin cells. It opens clogged pores, helping to decrease the number of whiteheads and blackheads. It also neutralizes bacteria and it helps prevent pores from clogging up again.

Who can benefit from a salicylic acid peel?

Patients with blackheads, whiteheads, and those with inflammatory acne.

How often is the salicylic acid peel done?

A salicylic acid peel is performed every two weeks to get optimal results for a series of 4 to 6 treatments. Even 1 peel will make a difference to your skin.

Will I peel?

The dead outer layer of the skin will peel off but depending upon your skin you may or may not notice this. You will notice that you have less blackheads and whiteheads and your skin will look clearer.

Can I go in the sun?

It is important to wear a broad-spectrum SPF 30 sunscreen after this peel.

Can makeup be applied after the peel?

Yes, you can apply make up immediately after the peel.

What should I do if I notice a cold sore?

Call the office immediately and we will prescribe anti-viral medication.

Call board-certified NYC dermatologist Dr. Debra Jaliman today to schedule an appointment for your salicylic acid peel treatment.