Hi, I'm a 26 year old male and have acne scarring on my face (with a 1-2 small pimples at any given time). Along with that I've uneven skin texture, even though I wash my face daily with a BHA cleanser. I really want to get a chemical peel to improve my skin texture, and get rid of some dull-red acne marks. But I'm not sure which one to get and what concentration. Another issue is that I shave my head (bald) so I want to do a peel over my entire head (face+scalp+neck) because If I only do it on my face I'd end up looking weired. And I want the recovery(peeling/redness) time to be no more than 2-3 days.
Here's my info: Skin Type: 4 Complexion: Olive Also: Sensitive & oily skin, easily tans While researching peels, I've come to the conclusion that TCA & Phenol are definitely not an option for me because of the downtime and high risk of hypo/hyperpigmentation. So, I'm leaning towards Salicylic acid peel but not sure about the concentration.
As I mentioned earlier, I'd like to get maximum rejuvenation effect but can't afford more than 3 days of downtime - I should be ready to go back to work WITHOUT any redness/peeling of my skin on Monday(i'll do it on Thursday evening).
Which concentration of Salicyclic acid do you think is right for me?
Also, is it safe to use your recommended concentration of SA peel on my shaved scalp?
Is there a risk of damage to hair/follicles?
Actually, I want to rejuvenate my scalp too with this procedure.