Identification Getting rid of your acne can be a great burden lifted off your shoulders (not to mention off your face, neck and back!). However, if your severe acne has left permanent acne scars, you might feel just as distressed as you did before. The worst forms of acne; often pus-filled cystic acne, can cause serious acne scarring. Most Common Acne Scar The most common type of acne scar is often referred to as an “ice-pick” scar. This is because ice-pick scars are small indentations (often in the cheeks) with jagged edges and steep sides – similar to the marks made by an ice pick. Prevention The best way to avoid acne scarring is to be proactive. You should deal with your severe acne as soon as possible by consulting a dermatologist or medical spa professional when large acne nodules are forming. You should also devise an acne treatment plan that is recommended based on your skin tone and skin type. Treatment Early, minor scarring can be treated by using a product like Retin-A, which can help speed up your skin’s healing process by generating new skin cells while sloughing off dead cells. Even staying out of the sun can help your acne scarring healing process. For more permanent scarring, however, a non-surgical cosmetic might be in order. The best skin care treatments for acne scar removal include Microdermabrasion, Fractional Skin Resurfacing, Dermal Fillers, and Chemical Peels. Chemical Peels Chemical Peels are an effective treatment for acne scarring. Chemical peels work as a deep exfoliation; by removing the top layer, the skin regenerates, often improving its appearance. Chemical Peeling is one of the modern methods used in the treatment of acne scars and blemishes. Here are […]
Identification Introduction Anyone that spends time in the sun is at high risk of developing Actinic Keratosis (AK). It’s a common skin reaction that accumulates over a period of time, and each moment spent in the sun’s UV rays will enhance the lifetime possibility of suffering from Actinic Keratosis. Older people are more likely to develop these AK lesions as they have accumulated more sun exposure. However that does not mean that younger people aren’t susceptible. People with fairer skin, lighter colored hair and eyes are definitely at greater risk of suffering form AK. Lighter skinned people have less protective pigment, making them more susceptible. Darker skinned people, however, are not immune. What does Actinic Keratosis look like? Actinic Keratosis are the small crusty, scaly and horn like bumps on the skins surface. They are sometimes very itchy and have a tender, prickly sensation. The horny part is raised, dry and rough and mostly noticed by touch, while the visible part is the base where the skin is inflamed and a darker color than the surrounding skin; usually a brown, pink, or red. In very severe cases the horny bumps can start to bleed. Unfortunately the most affected areas are parts of the body that are the most frequently exposed to the sun rays; the face, ears, neck, chest, forearms, lips, scalp etc. These are also the areas that most affect personal appearance, so treating this skin disorder is usually a priority. Prevention In most cases the occurrence of Actinic Keratosis is the beginning to the possible development of skin cancer. The first step is prevention. These are the same tips given to prevent skin cancer: Avoid direct contact with the sun for long periods […]
Identification Dark under eye circles, also known as bags, are caused by broken blood vessels within the lower eyelid. A shadow forms underneath the bag causing the dark circles to appear. These dark circles can bring about a chronically fatigued look, or make you appear older than you actually are. What causes dark under eye circle? Causes of dark circles under the eyes include:[sws_pullquote_right]“…heredity is the most common cause for dark circles under eyes.”[/sws_pullquote_right] fatigue vitamin deficiency hyperpigmentation allergies age medical conditions However, heredity is the most common cause for dark circles under eyes. Because of aging and sun damage (with some genetic tendency thrown in for good measure) microscopic blood vessels under the eyes can lose their stability and strength. The body compensates by forming many tiny new veins. A thinner fat pad means those veins are closer to the skin’s surface. The result: dark circles. Prevention Getting proper rest and eating the right foods can sometimes help treat and improve dark circles under eyes, but if your circles are in fact genetic, they will usually worsen if left untreated. Treatment [sws_pullquote_right]“Covering bags with makeup, however, can often make matters worse.”[/sws_pullquote_right]The most common treatment most people use for dark under eye circles is to simply cover them up. Covering bags with makeup, however, can often make matters worse. Some makeup can dry out or irritate the delicate area around the eye. So, before you liberally apply concealer, know that there are advanced non-surgical treatments that are far more effective at treating dark under eye circles. Today, there are many of these non-surgical methods that are used to get rid of dark circles under eyes. In fact, everyone probably knows someone that has tried tea bags […]
Identification Wrinkles are fine lines or creases in the skin, primarily in the face, that usually result from a combination of factors. These include: sun and weather damage smoking natural aging Wrinkles in the face can unfortunately cause a person to appear older than they truly are, or simply reveal their true age. What causes fine lines and wrinkles? When we’re young, our skin is more elastic and better at retaining moisture. The elasticity of the middle layer of skin is attributed to the elastin and collagen located there. These deteriorate as we age, however, and the dermis becomes thinner and unable to deliver moisture to the outer layer of skin. Additionally, the innermost layer of skin loses some of its fat (which gives skin its plumpness) over time, causing sagging and wrinkles in the surface of the skin. Prevention Sun damage is the main external cause of aging. Sun damage can lead to skin cancer. It is important to be checked once a year by a dermatologist for skin cancer, and in some cases more than once a year. You should always check yourself for any odd-looking moles every 6 to 8 weeks, in some situations more often. Even Einstein couldn’t prevent himself from getting old. The search for the fountain of youth remains. A healthy diet and exercise are great ways to both seem and feel younger than you really are. DOs: DO moisturize daily Drink plenty of water daily DO NOTs: Avoid sunexposure and tanning booths Do NOT smoke Treatment There are many options in anti-wrinkle treatment, including non-surgical wrinkle removal procedures. Treatment for deep wrinkles tend to be a little more complex than that of fine, thinner lines. However, wrinkle injection treatments, as […]
Identification What is Melasma Melasma is said to be a form of pigmentation on the face usually mistaken for a tan. Melasma often appears around the cheeks, forehead, upper lip, nose, chin, and jawline. It also may appear on the forearms, but this is quite rare. Although it is most common in women of childbearing age, you don’t even have to be woman to be afflicted. Up to 10% of Melasma cases are shown in dark skinned men. Although there is no real cure, there are steps you can take to avoid it, minimizing the visible effects and keeping skin pigmentation spots at a minimum. Successful treatment usually begins with the trio of: sunblocks bleaching creams time Melasma Pregnancy Mask Syndrome The melasma pregnancy mask syndrome (MPMS) primarily impacts Latino and Asian women, producing darkened coloring spots on the face. Skin inflammations from allergic reactions can also be a trigger, in addition to a predisposition to MPMS. Waxing of facial hair (especially above the lip) can also be a trigger. Some medications can be included in the causes, such as antibiotics like tetracycline, and some anti-seizure and anti-malarial drugs. Causes of Melasma The specific cause of melasma remains unknown, but it is believed to be due to an increase in the production of cells. This releases the pigment melanin, which is responsible for the dark color of the skin. What causes the increased production of melanin is not known, but some factors are: Heredity factors and hormone fluctuation/production: the rash is most common in pregnant females Prolonged sun exposure Use of birth control pills Certain medications like tetracycline and anti-malarial drugs (derived from quinine) Melasma is not related to any medical disorder. By itself, it […]
Identification One of the most common skin disorders, Psoriasis affects approximately 4.5 million Americans. It is characterized by the overproduction of skin cells, resulting in a build-up of dead cells. The most common form, Plaque Psoriasis, often occurs as raised red patches covered by silvery dead cells. Psoriasis is a genetic condition where there is a “short circuit” in the activity level of the immune system. This ultimately affects the way in which skin is produced. With sheer unpredictability, the immune system becomes “overactive”, and random sites begin to experience an increased rate of skin cell turnover. Skin forms thick white flaking plaques, often compared to the appearance of mica (hence the term micaceous flakes). Cracks, bleeding and discomfort accompany flare-ups. No skin is immune to the potential of developing psoriasis. Psoriasis is not only disfiguring, it can destroy joints (psoriatic arthritis) and it can take an emotional toll. An equal opportunity skin disorder, men and women are equally affected. Children and infants are also potential victims and most are at risk when battling a strep infection. Flare factors include: stress and illness strep mycoplasma staph infections lack of light exposure (hence the flare often experienced every fall and winter) hormonal imbalances (i.e. pregnancy) and sometimes for no reason at all. Prevention Unfortunately, since Psoriasis is genetic, there is no guaranteed prevention. There are however many therapies. You can also try to simply avoid triggers. Treatment [sws_pullquote_right]“The elbows, knees, sacrum, scalp, nails, palms and soles are the sites most commonly affected by Psoriasis.”[/sws_pullquote_right]There are many therapies for Psoriasis, many of them relatively new. Unfortunately there is no cure for Psoriasis. However, finding the right treatment can help tremendously or even eliminate symptoms. Treatments can come […]
Identification The sun can be your best friend or worst enemy. Sunlight can provide your skin with Vitamin D and can even help with bad acne. Still, it is important to watch for overexposure to the sun. Obvious sun damage includes sunburns and skin cancer, but sun damage can also include thick, dry skin, wrinkles, blotches and discoloration, and those freckly sunspots. Sunspots are not unrelated to age spots or liver spots, high exposure to the sun can make us age prematurely. Suntans are essentially controlled radiation burns; tans are actually something from which your body needs to heal. Sunspots happen when your body can no longer heal itself properly. What remains from the tan are small brown spots. Fortunately, sunspot removal is possible. Remember just because there are great aesthetic procedures to correct sun damage available, it doesn’t give you a license to go gallivanting in the sun. Always wear a hat and use sunscreen to protect yourself. Facts about Freckles Ephelides, otherwise known as freckles, are harmless tan spots of melanin, common in people of fair complexion. Freckles are genetic in nature and can be triggered by exposure to sunlight. That’s why your freckles usually appear in the summertime and fade in the winter. Extremely pale or fair-skinned people do not produce enough melanin to protect themselves from the sun, and therefore produce these dark pigmented spots as a result. Freckles are not completely unrelated to age spots, as it is the sun damage that is creating spotting. Some people learn to live with or even love their freckles. However, if you’ve ever been taunted with names like “Freckle Face”, you might find it hard to find your freckles cute or sexy. Maybe, […]
Identification Age spots are the little skin blemishes that develop on the skin that are associated with aging and exposure to the harsh radiation of the suns UV rays. Age spots are sometimes referred to as brown spots, stains, or sun spots, and despite the liver spot nickname, have no association with the liver. Age spots are flat, unlike moles, and range in color from light brown to black. You can generally find these spots on the areas of your skin most exposed to the sun, such as on your arms, face, shoulders, and forehead. Age spots on the hands are extremely common. The skin protects itself against cuts and other traumas through bruises and scars. In the same way age spots are the skins defense against the suns damage. [sws_pullquote_left]“They most commonly occur on the areas that are most often exposed to the sun; the arms, legs, neck, shoulders, chest and facial area.”[/sws_pullquote_left] Medically, these spots are known as lentigos or liver spots. They are also believed to be a genetic inheritance, and could relate to a bad diet, lack of exercise and poor liver function. As the skin ages it is less able to regenerate itself from the suns damage. These little tan, brown, grey and black spots appear on the skin’s surface. The skin’s pigment, called melanin, accumulates on the surface (epidermis) and form these little collection of darker marks that are noticeable on the skin. They most commonly occur on the areas that are most often exposed to the sun; the arms, legs, neck, shoulders, chest and facial area. Since the liver spots are caused by age and sun exposure, they can therefore occur on all skin types. Too many people […]
Identification Nearly one in ten people worldwide will develop eczema — a term that describes skin conditions characterized by irritated, inflamed, itchy patches. Eczema is also called dermatitis, and the two terms are often used interchangeably. There are many types of dermatitis. In some people, eczema causes the skin to appear very red with a rash that seems to bubble up; in others it can appear scaly and dry with less discoloration. Eczema often appears after an itch has been scratched, and therefore is commonly referred to as “the itch that rashes.” [sws_pullquote_right]“Anyone could develop eczema, regardless of age.”[/sws_pullquote_right]Eczema can manifest differently with different people. It can present as erythematous rash together with a vesicle. From time to time for those chronic cases it may appear as a patch having a pale skin color. More commonly, it manifests after a person unceasingly scratches off their skin without realizing that they already have this condition. That’s why it is frequently referred to as “the itch with the rash.” Where and When Eczema Occurs Eczema can also appear anywhere on any body part. Anyone could develop eczema, regardless of age. These are some of the most common occurrences: In infants, it is most commonly seen on the face, typically within the forehead, cheeks, neck and scalp. It can also be seen through the upper and lower extremities (arms and legs). In children and adults, it is most commonly seen as a patch on: skin folds of the neck area face torso elbow creases hands fingers popliteal (back of knee) area feet Prevention What Causes Eczema? The definite cause of eczema remains unknown. Dermatologists have not fully disclosed its exact cause, but some of its potential sources can be […]
Identification Your pores contain your hair follicles and sweat glands, so you can imagine that they become clogged very easily. If they’re blocked with oil, your pores will seem enlarged. What causes large pores? Large pores are for the most part genetic. If either one of your parents had large pores, then most likely you will too. Oil causes larger pores, so remember to pay careful attention to your “T-zone” (your chin, nose, and forehead). Prevention The best way to prevent large pores is to make sure your face is always clean. Wash your face twice a day with a pore-refining cleanser. Exfoliation is a general combatant against blackheads and large pores. Exfoliation will remove excess oil. Excessive oil on the skin is largely responsible for blackheads, and over time increases large pores. Treatment Your pores are probably not really as large as you think they are, and with a suitable skin care regimen you can minimize your large pores right away. The first step in any large pore treatment is a little TLC; you simply have to treat your skin right. Toners and astringents can temporarily reduce the size of your pores, but the best way to unclog your large pores is with a deep exfoliation. There are some “sure-fire” natural remedies for battling large pores and include anything from sugar scrubs to egg white masks. At-home exfoliation can help in some cases, and it certainly can’t hurt. However, at the end of the day, there really is nothing better than medical grade spa treatments like Microdermabrasion, Photofacials, and Chemical Peels. A prescription for Retin-A cannot only clear your skin, but also reduce your pore size. Check with a dermatologist to see if this […]
Identification Stretch marks are those fine, often silvery lines that result in over stretching the skin. When the skin is pulled too rapidly, from growth or weight gain, a stretch mark can occur. Pregnancy stretch marks can be a particular burden to new mothers. Both men and women have them, and there are ways to get rid of stretch marks. The newer the stretch mark is, the easier it is for an aesthetic expert to work with, if it’s red or purplish in color then there’s a good chance it can be removed. Silver or white stretch marks have proven more difficult. Prevention Stretch marks are caused by hormone levels in the blood. As such, preventing them is extremely difficult. We do not have any substantial recommendations to avert stretch marks. Treatment Stretch marks, so many of us have them and few of us know what to do about them or how to get rid of them. Stretch mark removal is possible through Laser Treatments, Topical Creams and Peels, and Microdermabrasion. Stretch marks can be one of the most difficult skin problems to get rid of. However, stretch mark treatments can offer, at the very least, reduction if not total removal. Laser Treatment for Stretch Marks Several laser methods can be used for treating stretch marks. Laser Skin Resurfacing can peel off a layer of skin, allowing newer and hopefully stretch-free skin to grow back in its place. Laser Skin Rejuvenation, on the other hand, does not remove skin, but helps your body create new collagen. Stretch marks partially form because they’ve lost healthy collagen, and a laser procedure can help restore this. Even IPL Photofacial has proven somewhat effective for restoring collagen growth in stretch […]
Identification Introduction Acne is the most common of all skin disorders. No matter what your race or age may be, acne is a universal problem. It affects more that 95% of the world’s population. While acne usually dissipates by the time most of us reach our 30′s, some people experience adult acne well into their thirties and possibly longer. All acne is a disorder of the pilosebaceous unit, which is made up of a hair follicle, sebaceous gland, and a hair. These units are found everywhere on the body except on the palms, soles, top of the feet, and the lower lip. The number of pilosebaceous units is greatest on the face, upper neck, and chest. Sebaceous glands produce a substance called sebum, which is responsible for keeping the skin and hair moisturized. During adolescence sebaceous glands enlarge and produce more sebum under the influence of hormones, also called androgens. After about the age of 20, sebum production begins to decrease. What is Acne? Acne is the term for plugged pores (blackheads and whiteheads), pimples, and even deeper lumps (cysts or nodules) that occur on the face, neck, chest, back, shoulders and even the upper arms. The scientific name for acne is acne vulgaris, which sounds just dreadful but literally means “common acne.” This is the type of acne that affects more teenagers and adults later in life, and is not to be confused with Rosacea. Cystic acne occurs when your skin glands become plugged with oil, which causes lesions to break out. These are commonly referred to as pimples or zits. When severe, acne can lead to serious and permanent scarring. Sometimes even less severe cases can lead to scarring. The following are visible […]
Younger skin can be much more sensitive, so please be aware of this and test before applying. For oily/acne prone skin, alternating between the Lactic and Salicylic peels provides very good results, and is not as harsh as the Salicylic or Glycolic alone. If alternating between the two, you want to start by rotating them each week. As your skin becomes more accustomed to the peel, you can work them closer together and apply them 3-4 days apart. If the skin becomes irritated, reduce the application time, or apply them less frequently. With care and awareness, our products can be used safely on skin of any age. It is always important to start slow and adjust your contact time accordingly. Please consult your pediatrician or a dermatologist before using on young children.
Identification [sws_blockquote_endquote align="left" cite="http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/dry-skin/DS00560/DSECTION=symptoms" quotestyle="style02"]Dry skin is often just a temporary problem — one you experience only in winter, for example — but it may be a lifelong concern. And although skin is often driest on your arms and lower legs, this pattern can vary considerably from person to person. What’s more, signs and symptoms of dry skin depend on your age, your health status, your locale, the amount of time you spend outdoors and the cause of the problem.[/sws_blockquote_endquote] [sws_blockquote_endquote align="left" cite="http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/dry-skin/DS00560/DSECTION=symptoms" quotestyle="style02"]If you have dry skin, you’re likely to experience one or more of the following: A feeling of skin tightness, especially after showering, bathing or swimming; Skin that appears shrunken or dehydrated; Skin that feels and looks rough rather than smooth; Itching (pruritus) that sometimes may be intense; Slight to severe flaking, scaling or peeling; Fine lines or cracks; Redness; Deep fissures that may bleed;[/sws_blockquote_endquote] [sws_blockquote_endquote align="left" cite="http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/dry-skin/DS00560/DSECTION=symptoms" quotestyle="style02"]When to see a doctor – Most cases of dry skin respond well to lifestyle and home remedies. See your doctor if: Your skin doesn’t improve in spite of your best efforts; Dry skin is accompanied by redness; Dryness and itching interfere with sleeping; You have open sores or infections from scratching; You have large areas of scaling or peeling skin;[/sws_blockquote_endquote] Prevention [sws_blockquote_endquote align="" cite="http://www.medicinenet.com/dry_skin/page7.htm" quotestyle="style02"]To prevent skin from drying out, it may be helpful to humidify the indoor environment especially during the drier, winter months. Sometimes decreasing bathing frequency, avoiding strong soaps, and decreasing exposure to detergents also may help improve dry skin. Harsh cleansers can strip away the natural oils and sebum from the skin. Limiting exposure to irritants such as solvents and wool clothing can prevent the dry skin condition from […]
If you have oily skin or active acne, alternating between the Lactic and Salicylic peels provides very good results, and is not as harsh as the Salicylic or Glycolic alone. If alternating, apply them 3-4 days apart alternating between the Lactic and Salicylic. The Glycolic acid is also good for oily skin, but as it is the most irritating of the peels I would not recommend starting with it. If you are not achieving the results you desire with our other peels Glycolic should then be used.
Problem Skin: What You Can Do About It Problem skin can refer to any number of symptoms including: redness oily or dry, flaky skin blackheads whiteheads a dull luster The bottom line is your skin has problems. Facial skin problems can leave you feeling downright ugly sometimes, whether it’s acne, wrinkles, rosacea, or facial spider veins. Skin problems have no limits. Remember that your skin is your body’s largest organ so countless things can go wrong. Age spots, cellulite, freckles, and uneven pigmentation can all leave you feeling less than perfect. There’s Hope! No matter what your problem is, one thing that all bad skin has in common is stress. So, the first step to healthy skin is always to calm down, take a deep breath, and find out what options are available. You’ll most likely find that you are not alone! …and there’s already a great aesthetic procedure out there that could make a major difference to your skin problem. A skincare specialist can examine your problem skin and find a treatment that’s right for you. The most popular non-surgical skin treatments available include Chemical Peels IPL Photofacial Botox® Cosmetic Collagen Microdermabrasion CosmoDerm® and CosmoPlast® Laser Skin Rejuvenation Restylane® Radiance Thermage®
Which Product Works Best? All of our acids will work to solve this. The cause of razor bumps is faulty keratinization. Normally old skin cells are sloughed off and discarded, but in KP (keratosis pilaris) the process is slower than normal and surplus skin cells build up around the individual hair follicles. Any of the acids will work, but Glycolic is the most prescribed by dermatologists for razor bump cases. Each person responds a little differently, but many have reported that Salicylic acid is also very effective for this condition.
Identification Rosacea is a very common, but often misunderstood and misdiagnosed skin condition. The effects of rosacea are mostly redness and swelling of the face. Rosacea can also appear on the back, chest, neck, and scalp, even of the eyes. Awareness of rosacea is crucial as its red, splotchy, rash-like symptoms can easily be confused with other skin conditions such as acne. Rosacea can get worse, progressing to persistent redness, facial burning or itching, pimples, bumps, and visible blood vessels. If left untreated for too long, treatments for rosacea can become less effective. That’s why identifying rosacea and starting an early rosacea treatment plan is critical.[sws_pullquote_left]“Rosacea is a very common, but often misunderstood and misdiagnosed skin condition.”[/sws_pullquote_left]Being better aware of rosacea might mean that the localized rash that you’re experiencing doesn’t become a big problem later on. The exact cause of Rosacea is unclear. Researchers do know that Rosacea contains a hereditary element. People that are of fair skin and are of Northwestern European ancestry have a much greater genetic predisposition to developing rosacea. In fact, those in Ireland often refer to it as the “curse of the Celts”. Prevention While, not necessarily a direct cause of rosacea, triggers that cause flushing and blushing play a part in its devolvement: Exposure to extreme temperatures anxiety stress exercise alcohol spicy foods even a cool breeze Avoiding these triggers might delay the onset of rosacea, but if it’s in your genes then you’re basically a walking rosacea time bomb. A dermatologist can help you identify substances or activities that cause flushing and trigger rosacea flare-ups. Keeping a symptom diary may also help to identify patterns and reveal triggers that make your rosacea worse. The best prevention is […]
Getting rid of scars is a difficult problem. By their nature scars are formed below the outermost layer of skin, which makes them deeper than problems such as acne.[sws_pullquote_left]“By their nature scars are formed below the outermost layer of skin, which makes them deeper than problems such as acne.”[/sws_pullquote_left] You have to be careful when treating the scar to reduce its appearance that you use a constant, but not overly aggressive treatment regimen. The best peel for scar treatment is the Glycolac/60 peel; a combination of Glycolic and Lactic acids which is 60% acid. The Glycolac/60 acts in two ways which helps to reduce the scar appearance. It helps remove the outer layers of the skin forming the scar and it works beneath the surface of the skin to stimulate collagen production which thickens the skin and reduces the appearance of the scar. Often it is not possible to completely remove a scar, but their appearance can be improved and their size diminished. For superficial scars, the Glycolic/35 and Lactic/50 are both good. The Glycolic stimulates collagen growth slightly better, while the Lactic has the edge at treating hyperpigmentation. Most scars are noticeable because of the pigmentation differences, and this is most treatable through chemical peels. Large scars will require more invasive procedures from a doctor for the desired result.
Sensitive, Smooth Skin If you have sensitive skin and no wrinkles, the Lactic peels will work best for you. It is important to test before using because each person’s skin is different, so some people can leave the peel on for 5 minutes, while other people can only stand 30 seconds.
Improving pigmentation is a gradual process. You should start to notice some changes within a couple weeks, but the progress is incremental. For pigmentation problems I would recommend the Lactic 50% Acid peel or the Glycolac/60 Acid. Both of these Skin Laboratory products are safe for use on dark skin, and are effective against hyperpigmentation. The Glycolac/60 also contains Glycolic acid which helps to stimulate collagen in the epidermis causing a reduction in lines and fuller skin. By getting the combination you can get both in one treatment. When you first start, apply it to a test area for 1 minute and then rinse off. Wait 24 hours, and if no problems you can apply the peel. I would apply once a week at first, and adjust according to your individual skin sensitivity. [sws_pullquote_left]“Many people prefer lactic acid because it is gentler on the skin, especially if you have dry skin. [/sws_pullquote_left]Both Glycolic/35 and Lactic/50 are beneficial in fading pigmentation and evening tone and texture. For oily/acne prone skin, alternating between lactic and salicylic peels provides very good results, and is not as harsh as salicylic or glycolic alone. If alternating, apply them 3-4 days apart.
Treatment Getting Rid of Pesky Warts In general, the treatment for a wart depends on the type of wart a person has.[sws_pullquote_right]“It’s a good idea to have a doctor look at a wart before trying to treat it, especially if it is on the bottom of your foot.”[/sws_pullquote_right]Corns, calluses, and plantar warts all can form areas of thick, hard skin on feet, and it isn’t always easy to tell them apart. For some kinds of warts, the doctor may even suggest that you don’t need medicines to make them go away. In time, these warts will disappear on their own. Warts can be hard to get rid of because the thick layers of skin make it hard for medicine to reach the virus that causes them. There are many ways to treat warts, but treatments can sometimes be tricky. After a wart seems to be removed, it might come right back. Which Chemical Peel is Best for Warts? The Salicylic 20% solution is a very effective treatment for removing warts. You will want to apply the salicylic acid to the area of the wart after showering or bathing while the skin is still damp. This will increase the depth of penetration and be more effective at removing the wart. Over time, the wart crumbles away from the healthy skin.