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Salicylic Peel Treatment

Salicylic Peel Treatment In Bangalore

Acne affects around 85% of people between the ages of 12 and 24. The salicylic acid market was valued at $431.7 million in 2020 and is projected to reach $886.9 million by 2030. 

Acne, medically termed “Acne Vulgaris” is a common skin disorder that clogs the pores. They leave deep scars after fading away, which become an aesthetic concern. If you want to treat your repeatedly occurring acne, a chemical peel containing salicylic acid can be a great treatment. You can always buy and use cosmetics containing salicylic acid, but peels will exfoliate the skin’s top layer and get into its deeper layer. 

At CNF in Bengaluru, our doctor checks the acne condition on your skin. Then, we perform the salicylic acid peel treatment in the required concentration to deliver the desired results.

Understanding Salicylic Peel Treatments

A chemical peel, also known as “chemexfoliation” or “dermal peeling”, is a process involving the application of chemicals on your skin to break and shed it. Salicylic acid peel is a type of chemical peel that works effectively in treating acne. Salicylic acid, also called “beta-hydroxy acid (BHA)”, is derived from natural salicylate resources, such as wintergreen leaves, sweet birch, and willow bark. However, it may be synthetically formed. Salicylic acid is safe for all types of skin and thus, the peel treatment won’t cause any side-effects on your skin when treating acne.

How Salicylic Acid Works on the Skin

Salicylic acid peel products, such as face washes, serums, and masks, have low concentrations and little exfoliation effect, but they aren’t as effective as chemical peels.
They are much stronger and get into the deeper layer of your skin.

Different Concentrations of Salicylic Peels

Salicylic acid peel has various concentrations. OTC salicylic acid varies from 1% to 5%, while the peel concentration varies from 10% to 30%. The acid concentration, the number of layers used, and the level of skin preparation affect how deep the peel penetrates. Here are the various concentrations of a salicylic peel:

Light Salicylic Acid Peel

The concentration of a light salicylic acid chemical peel is up to 15%, which can treat acne,
hyperpigmentation marks, and melasma. As the low concentration of peel affects only your
skin’s outer layer, it can’t fix the deep-rooted skin concerns.

Medium Salicylic Acid Peel

A 20% salicylic acid peel is crucial to create a medium intensity. Such a medium salicylic acid peel penetrates your papillary dermis, which can fix solar keratoses (dry scaly, and sun-damaged patches of skin) and pigmentation issues.

Deep Salicylic Acid Peel

The concentration of a deep salicylic acid peel ranges from 30% to 50%. Deep peel penetrates the reticular dermis and reduces the appearance of deep wrinkles, scars, and
sun damage spots. Too high a concentration of salicylic acid peel may kill skin tissues (necrosis). The salicylic acid concentration doesn’t go over 50% like many other chemical peeling agents. As the PH is lower, the salicylic acid peel solution is more effective.


Benefits of Salicylic Peel Treatments

Here are the key benefits of salicylic acid peel treatment:


Salicylic acid is a key ingredient in many ointments that treat fungal infections. Salicylic acid peel can help in controlling fungal acne, which is a fungal infection.


Salicylic acid controls inflammation, swelling, and redness caused due to acne.


With salicylic acid application on your skin, you can clean pores and remove accumulated dead cells near hair follicles, which cause blemishes.


As salicylic acid breaks down,  disrupting the cell connection and shedding connected tissues in your skin, it helps in keeping the pores clean.

Oil Production Controller

Salicylic acid controls excess sebum (natural oil in your skin) production and dead cells may clog pores and cause acne.

Skin Rejuvenator

A salicylic acid peel is well-known for melasma, sun spots, and even dark spots. As the peel gets into your skin’s superficial layer, it helps in rejuvenating and enhancing your skin.

Cell Growth Restrictor

Salicylic acid restricts cell growth due to sun damage that causes tumors in the skin.

The Treatment Process

Here are the steps involved salicylic acid peel treatment process:

Prepare for a Salicylic Peel Session

The doctor checks your acne condition and prepares a pre-peel skin care plan for a period of approximately 2 to 4 weeks. They may even suggest tretinoin during that time, which prepares your skin for the treatment and causes the least side effects.

Step-by-Step Procedure of a Salicylic Peel

The doctor will prepare your skin by washing it thoroughly before the treatment. They will put on salicylic liquid/gel on the acne-affected area. The concentration of the salicylic acid peel application ranges from 20% to 50% depending on your acne condition. The peel stays on your skin for up to 5 minutes and builds a white crystalized crust on your skin, which is also called frosting sometimes. The doctor rinses the salicylic liquid/gel off with water, gently cleanses your skin, and then applies a mild moisturizer on the treated area.

Post-Treatment Skin Care: Dos and Don’ts


  • You should wash your skin with a gentle cleanser.
  •  Moisturize your skin well for the first 2 days after getting the salicylic acid peel to prevent flaking and dryness. 
  •  As freshly peeled skin gets more sensitive to sun rays, apply sunscreen with SPF at
  • 35+ before stepping outside in the daytime to protect your skin from harmful sun rays.


  •  Don’t use facial masks, glycolic acid products, loofahs, and skincare products after that treatment as they may not suit your skin. Use only the after-peel products suggested by the doctor. 
  • Avoid waxing your skin 1 week after the session. 
  •  Don’t get dermabrasion and electrolysis post the treatment.

Duration and Frequency of Treatments

The duration of a salicylic acid peel treatment ranges from 30 to 90  minutes. Mild flaking may occur for 5 to 7 days after the treatment depending on the concentration of the peel used. You may not get the desired results with only one session of a salicylic acid peel treatment and require to get it done at an interval of 2 to 4 weeks depending on your acne condition.

What Makes Salicylic Acid Peel the Ideal Peel for Active Acne?

A salicylic acid peel can be an ideal peel for active acne as it exfoliates the outer layer of your skin and removes the dead cells. The exfoliation prevents the dead cells from clogging hair follicles and pores in your skin, which forms pimples. Salicylic acid has anti-inflammatory properties, which control oil secretion and clear dirt from pores that prevent acne. Plus, salicylic acid peel shrinks large open pores, which enhances your complexion.

Sign Up for a Free Consultation

Are you looking for a peeling solution to cure your acne? Salicylic acid peel can be the best treatment. Sign up for a free consultation with our expert right away. At our clinic in Bengaluru, we will check your acne condition and perform the salicylic acid peel treatment of the required concentration to treat your concerns.


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