Salicylic Acid Peel: The New Botox

For all the ladies out there, as well as the guys, there is a new treatment that can be far safer on one’s skin than botox injections.  Botox, after all, is a poison, and the body is not meant to have poisons put into it.  It fights them when it has to, but it shouldn’t be forced to overwork itself.

So, what is salicylic acid?  Well, basically, it is a chemical acid that works to improve the skin on one’s face by eating away all of the impurities that have built up over the years.  Of course, that all sounds like a scary process, but it is really actually quite safe.  The acid is a light liquid, and its dosage is not too strong.

Salicylic acid works to serve three purposes:

  1. Rid the face of a top layer of dead skin cells.
  2. Cleans out any filthiness that has built up in one’s pores.
  3. Improve overall facial health and appearance.

How does it work?  A trained dermatology specialist will take a light amount of the acidic ointment and brush it across one’s face.  Then, that ointment will be allowed to sit there for just a few minutes.  As it sits it will work to do a couple of things.  First, the top layer of skin anywhere on a person’s body is actually made up of epidermis cells that have died, so if those dead cells are removed there are soft, new skin cells underneath.  The salicylic acid works to strip the face of all of those old, nasty skin cells that have been sitting there for a long time.  Next, as the acid sinks down beneath the layers of skin in one’s face, it will work to remove all of the nasty build up in one’s pores that can cause acne, oiliness, and all other kinds of skin problems.  Finally, by replacing the old skin with a new set of skin (as explained in the first step), the face is left looking younger, revitalized, and radiant.

Still, many women, or men for that matter, would be nervous about undergoing a treatment involving acid.  After all, that doesn’t sound too safe.  Don’t worry, the acid is actually quite light, and there are three different gradients that a person can choose as well when they go in for treatment.  The deepest gradient is most likely to cause side-effects like skin discomfort and increased sunburn over the next couple of days, but it is also most likely to give a completely full clean.

After a person has this procedure done, the skin on their face may peel off in small pieces (like after a bad sunburn) for the next couple of days, but this is nothing which should cause alarm.  During this time, it is very important that a person applies sunscreen regularly, even if the sun is hidden by the clouds one day, because the UV exposure rate will be increased.  Also, during this process, as well as after the process, it is good for a person to make sure that they are applying lotion regularly.  This well help to keep the skin soft, reduce the amount of peeling that may occur, and will leave the skin looking supple and feeling tender to the touch.

This treatment should have ample result after one go.  As such, it is a good idea to talk with a dermatologist before considering using this treatment as a cure for any and all skin problems.  As always, with an increased chance of reward, there is increased chance of risk.

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