I'm 23 yrs old African American female. I have active acne and suffer hyper pigmentation. Are Jessner Peels safe for me to use?
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In People Of Color, Hyperpigmenation From Acne Responds Well To Salicylic Acid Peels & At-Home Prescription Therapies
Jessner's solution is fine, although I prefer salicylic acid 30 percent (betahydroxy acid) peels The salicylic acid penetrates the clogged pores and works very well as a result for treating the follicular blockage that is characteristic of acne vulgaris. It is also excellent for helping to fade existing hyperpigmented blotches.
At-home treatments include the use of topical retinoids, such as adapalene cream or gel and low strength benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid constitute important parts of the treatment regimen for treating existing lesions and especially for reducing outbreaks. Finally, once adequate acne control is achieved, maintenance with azelaic acid products, such as Finacea, can serve the duel purpose of continuing to suppress acne and lighten post-inlammatory discolorations.
Consultation and treatment by a board certified dermatologist is strongly advised.
Jessner's Peel for Acne and Hyperpigmentation
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