Acne Chemical Peels

acne treatment | san francisco caIf you suffer from either adolescent or adult acne and over-the-counter products and treatments aren’t doing anything for you, then you may want to consider getting an acne chemical peel. Acne can not only be painful and irritating, but it can also make you feel self-conscious as well. As an in-office treatment, acne chemical peels work to target the top few layers of the dermis and encourage the growth of new skin. Read on to learn more about acne chemical peels.

About the Peel
Just as with a normal chemical peel, an acne chemical peel is conducted by having one of the skin experts at SKIN Medical Spa apply a chemical solution directly to your skin. Over the next few days after your peel, your skin will start to peel off which will encourage the production of brand new skin. During this process, your pores will also be treated and any acne scars may start to slowly diminish as well.

What Can You Expect?
Depending on the severity of your acne and the type of chemical that was used to conduct your peel will help to determine what you can expect during your healing process. Most commonly you can expect your skin to be a bit red, to start to peel off, and it may even be a bit swollen for a few days. However, if you experience extreme pain or any visual burns, contact SKIN Medical Spa immediately because this could be an indication that you are having an adverse reaction.

What to Avoid After Getting An Acne Peel
When it comes to getting an acne peel, it’s important to know exactly what you should avoid after getting it done. For instance, it’s of utmost importance to avoid any contact with the sun after you get a peel because you could easily burn. Additionally, make sure to avoid using skin creams or lotions that contain retinol in them as they could cause your skin to become more irritated and even burn.

If you have acne or acne scars and would like to learn more about how chemicals can help treat it, contact SKIN Medical Spa today!

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