San Francisco Salicylic & Glycolic facial skin peel treatment for reducing fine lines and wrinkles. Learn Salicylic & Glycolic peels cost, side-effects and patient experience near me in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Chemical peels work by weakening the bonds that hold skin cells together thereby stripping away the epidermal layers. Some peels are stronger than others, depending on the acid and concentration used. Glycolic acids (also called alpha hydroxyl acids) are typically used to brighten the skin and slough away dead skin cells. Salicylic acids peels are more suited as an acne treatment to help control oily skin. Both glycolic and salicylic peels are mild and only a slight tingling sensation can be felt during application.
The treatment can be performed by a dermatologist or skincare clinician, depending on the strength of the peel and intended result. After the skin is cleaned the peel is applied for a specific duration of time. The longer it stays on the skin, the stronger the effect. Some peels need to be neutralized while others are simply washed off. Some results can be observed right away with both glycolic and salicylic peels. Improvements are very subtle, however, and multiple sessions are required when treating lines, wrinkles and acne prone skin.
Salicylic and glycolic peels penetrate superficially. This makes them more suitable for light exfoliation rather than as a serious skin treatment. Although they don’t produce any significant peeling, redness or irritation these peels don’t result in very dramatic improvement. They’re simply not deep enough for collagen synthesis to occur, even after multiple sessions. When it comes to acne management patients may only experience minor reduction in sebum and scarring. In order to achieve satisfactory results, however, a stronger peel such as the Trichloroacetic acid (or TCA) is recommended.
The Vi Peel line available at Azala Medical Aesthetics offers several excellent options for treating mild adult acne and scarring. Two different Vi Peel formulations help to achieve clear skin. The original Vi Peel is a blend of TCA and Retin-A. The other, called Precision Plus, is the Vi Peel combined with Hydroquinone and Kojic acid to further reduce scarring and pigmentation problems. Although performed separately, these two powerful peels can work synergistically to destroy acne-causing bacteria, reduce blemishes, scarring and improve overall skin tone. For acne and acne scar removal in particular, a series of treatments are recommended for best results for all skin types. Cystic acne cases will be referred to a specialist for treatment.
Patients seeking to improve mild acne and reduce their acne scarring may be interested in Sciton’s Forever Clear BBL. It’s the most powerful Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) technology currently on the market. It uses light for addressing less extreme breakouts without any downtime, products or medications. Three different light wavelengths (blue, yellow and infra-red) work together to help sterilize the pores and clear the skin from acne-causing bacteria. They also help to reduce the marks that acne can leave behind. When it comes to improving skin tone, clarity, and texture, the Forever Clear BBL offers patients the gentlest and best acne treatment available.
* Individual results may vary, and not guaranteed.