The exfoliant properties of salicylic acid make theraplex SA Facial Peel beneficial in improving the cosmetic properties of photodamaged skin. Dead, dull-looking cells are lifted from the skin’s surface triggering cellular renewal and bringing healthy young cells to the surface. This increase in cell cycle turnover helps fade the appearance of age-related pigment spots, decrease surface roughness and reduce the appearance of fine lines. It is also useful in reducing the overall visibility of melasma.
Unlike some other types of chemical peels, theraplex SA Facial Peel is lipophilic making it ideal for acne-prone and oily skin. Because salicylic acid is lipid soluble theraplex SA Facial Peel can penetrate the oily substance in hair follicles and exfoliate pores helping to keep skin looking clear. When used in conjunction with a regular acne treatment regimen, a series of theraplex SA Facial Peels done at periodic intervals (4-6 weeks) may help sustain the beneficial effects of the acne regimen over time.
Theraplex SA Facial Peel is exceptionally safe! Unlike some other types of peels, it is self-limiting, and stops automatically so there is no risk of over peeling.
The procedure itself is very quick and easy. The total procedure takes less than 15 minutes – cleanse the face/skin, use alcohol prep wipes to remove any residual oil, dirt and make-up from the application area, apply the salicylic acid solution, wait 5 minutes and rinse the area, then apply moisturizer and sunscreen. In most cases, the patient can return to their normal activities immediately after the peel procedure.