Magic Acne Peel
What is Magic acne peel?

Salicylic acid peel or magic acne peel is a BETA HYDROXY ACID. It is a peeling agent which is used to treat superficial layer of the skin ( first layer of the skin ). It is found in three different strengths like 10% light peel, 20% medium peel, 30% strong peel. It is best suited for people with oily skin, seborrheic dermatitis and clogged pores. It also works wonders for acne, psoriasis and for ingrown hair. Salicylic acid peels helps improve texture and looks of the skin. Peels are basically done for people who have dull or lifeless skin, sun damaged skin, dry or dehydrated skin, uneven skin tone and sensitive skin

Why do we need this treatment?

Our skin is the largest organ of the body and it is always in contact with the environment. So obviously it comes in contact with the environmental allergens & pollutants which can have a detrimental effect on the skin. These stimuli can cause damage to the skin in the form of

  • Tanning or pigmentation
  • Premature ageing
  • Fine lines or wrinkles
  • Sensitivity of the skin
  • Dull or lustreless skin
  • Rough & dehydrated skin

Salicylic acid peels can really help you to revert all these changes on your skin and get the youthfulness and suppleness of your skin back.

Things to Know

Salicylic acid peel can be done after 15 days of the first sitting and then depending upon the condition and re occurrence of acne . In some cases it can be done once in 7-10 days and 2-3 sessions are enough to control or settle the eruption of Acne.
Salicylic acid peel can be done for people who have acne. Sometimes black peel also can be done to control acne in teenagers.
Peels come under a category called collagen induction treatment or CIT. Here we give a controlled injury to the skin and in response to the injury; the skin heals by forming new cells, collagen and elastin. It also induces neo vascularisation i.e formation of new blood vessels, which improves blood circulation and improves the quality of your skin. The nature of the injury in this treatment is chemical, but this injury is a controlled injury so it is very safe and doesn’t cause any damage to your skin.
Salicylic acid peels are very safe treatment. One can get the appointment first at a clinic with an experienced dermatologist before going for this treatment to understand which type of peel suits your skin type the best.
Patient should always consult a dermatologist to avoid any side effects. One can get it by an experienced doctor after the skin assessment and avoid parlours for such treatments. As it can worsen the condition and makes skin difficult to be treated in future. Sometime one can see post inflammatory hyperpigmentation but it is a rare side effect.
Salicylic acid peel can be continued until the acne scars starts to disappear or completely gone. But yes if there are other new acne formation on the skin one has to continue as and when the doctor suggests.
Peels do not make your skin sensitive. It only makes your skin more youthful and strengths it. Peels have to be done according to the skin type and the needs of the individual person by an experienced doctor.
According to Dr. Ruchi Agarwal, MD, salicylic acid peel is a quick and safe procedure. This procedure should not be done at parlour because the skin needs to be assessed first to see what suits you the best. This treatment can be done in any season. This is a very quick procedure, just takes 10 minutes to perform.
Yes these treatments can be done combined with other treatments as well. As it gives good results and according to the needs of the patient the treatment should be individualised or combined.
Make up should be avoided for few days at least, because it can cause allergic reactions, as the skin is sensitive for few days. Avoid exercise for 2 days as sweating causes a stinging sensation to the skin. Use of sunscreen is very important.
There are many chemical peels available and every peel has its own down time. But for salicylic acid peel, it does not have any downtime as it helps to settle the acne very fast. Light flaking of the skin would be visible.
Salicylic acid peel is a painless procedure but one can feel slight burning, itching and topical discomfort as this peel penetrates into the skin. But usually it subsides after few minutes.
For most of the peel procedures, it only takes 5-10 minutes. So it is a quick fix before any function or an outing to hide the active acne eruption. It is usually done as a lunch time procedure. But there are other peels as well which takes around 1-2 hours to perform accordingly.
One can start his/ her daily activities soon after the treatment but keep in mind all the precautions as told by the doctor. Sunscreen is mandatory, avoid direct sun exposure and avoid make up as the skin is sensitive for few hours after the procedure.
Peels are of different types and strengths, so only an experienced doctor who has a proper knowledge about each peel and its indications can perform this treatment. So it is always advised to get a proper assessment of the skin done.

We have been using peeling agents for almost 2 decades to correct flaws in the skin. Magic acne Peel helps to

  • Reduce acne and blemishes
  • Balance uneven skin tone
  • Reduce open pores
  • Reduce acne spots

There are several types of chemical peels available at Satya clinics. Our experts decide the peel which would suit you the best as per the indication. The strength and depth of the chemical peel used depends on the condition being treated as well as the amount of improvement desired. Salicylic acid peel, Yellow peel, Black peel, pumpkin peel, phenol peel, phytic peel, glycolic peel & TCA peel are some important peels amongst many others which we do at Satya clinic.

We use our own peels made by Dr. Shail Gupta & Dr. Ruchi Agarwal, MD. These are unique peels made with years of experience and we have treated more than 10,000 patients over a span of almost two decades.

Salicylic acid peel is basically done for acne on the face, but there are many peels that can be done on the face, neck, arms/forearms, chest, back and hands. Depending upon the condition of the requirement

Your skin is first thoroughly cleansed, and then 1-2 coats of the peeling agent are applied on the skin uniformly. You may experience mild tingling or burning sensation during the procedure. Depending on the kind of peels we are using, it is either neutralised after a few minutes or left on the face for a few hours.

After the peel, some patients may have mild redness which settles in a few hours. The skin may feel a little tighter & mild peeling may be noticed in a few days following the peel.

After the peel the skin becomes sensitive, so one should keep few points in mind:-

  • Avoid direct sun exposure.
  • Avoid picking or scratching at peeling site
  • Use a moisturiser because the skin becomes very dry after peel
  • Avoid exercise for 24 hours as sweating cause stinging sensation to the skin.
  • Use mild face wash to wash face.
  • Follow up is a must to see the condition of the skin.

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