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Does Salicylic Acid Thin the Skin ?

using any product containing salicylic acid every day could thin the skin ? or getting salicylic peel could cause thinned skin ?

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Choosing a doctor for salicylic acid peels in Los Angeles

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Salicylic acid is an excellent keratolytic and exfoliant. It should stimulate collagen and reduce pore size. Raffy Karamanoukian, Los Angeles


Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 46 reviews

Salicylic Doesn't Thin the Skin

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Salicylic acid is going primarily going to exfoliate the skin and diminish excess sebum that causes breakouts.  The exfoliation process will not thin skin in a negative way - it will mainly promote healthier skin and smaller pore size.  I would talk to your dermatologist before daily use of a product containing salicylic acid.  Sometimes more sensitive skin requires gradual increase to daily use.

Jeffrey W. Hall, MD
Austin Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 11 reviews

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