When it comes to combating acne, it’s difficult to find a treatment that works. When you Google “acne solutions,” you’re more likely to find a lot of bad advice than you are to find legitimate cures that work. For chronic acne, the best solution may not be found with a cream or a soap, but with a salicylic acid peel.
Salicylic Acid Peels Are the Best Solution
Many over-the-counter acne products contain salicylic acid because that’s what works. However, these products typically contain only 2 percent salicylic acid, as this is the maximum strength acceptable for home use. For severe acne, a higher percentage of salicylic acid is necessary.
The only way to acquire this higher percentage safely is through a chemical peel from a licensed treatment provider – like Pinnacle Dermatology. Not only is this good for your skin overall, it can also have a positive effect on acne.
Made of a chemical solution, a salicylic acid peel is applied topically to the face and left to dry. This has a cleansing effect on the skin when used in the proper dosage. It is often recommended to start with a lower dose and progress gradually through regular treatment so as not to burn the skin. Our staff will work with you to determine the most effective treatment for your skin.
Although there are salicylic acid peels that are made for home use, these chemicals can irritate sensitive areas such as the eyes and nose and should be used by a trained professional.
Products that are sold at the local drugstore aren’t necessarily bad. In fact, a lot of them are great for nightly treatments in an effort to reduce blemishes and maintain clear skin at home. However, for severe cases of acne, you are unlikely to experience a major difference with these products. Non-prescription, non-medical solutions are gentle so that they can be sold over the counter. While they can be effective for mild cases of acne, more severe cases will often see little to no improvement from using these products.
DIY acne treatments and drugstore acne products will rarely do the trick in combating persistent acne issues. The only certain way to treat your acne is with a salicylic acid peel. Contact Pinnacle Dermatology today to learn more about how this treatment can help you to achieve the clear and glowing skin that you’ve always wanted.