Salicylic acid 2%- still breaking out. Any suggestions? (photos)

Hi, Ive already posted another question about peeling whilst on nightly 2% salicylic acid and 10% mandalic/salicylic acid every 10days. I know a lot of people purge and then get nice clear smooth skin but my purging phase hasnt seemed to stop purging and ihave bumps on my cheekbones. The blackheads on my nose has reduced but thats about it. Please help. what am I doing wrong? (note: I usually have oily skin)

Doctor Answers 3

There are many good option to control acne. Go see a board certified dermatologist.

Acne will often, but not always, respond well to the treatments you have mentioned.  Go see a board certified dermatologist.  There are many other effective therapies available to help you. 

Salt Lake City Dermatologic Surgeon
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Ceramide Elevase cream after a salicylic acid peel

Sometimes a ceramide cream such as Elevase can help soothe your skin and moisturize. This may help reduce inflammation. 


Dr. Karamanoukian

Los Angeles

Raffy Karamanoukian, MD, FACS
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 93 reviews

Facial Aging / Pores / Acne -- Clear + Brilliant or Fraxel, Venus Viva or Intensif , Microneedling/PRP, Skin care / Peels

I suggest you get a formal consultation there ia lot you can do in combination to get the best outcomes.  Dr. Emer.

Jason Emer, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 159 reviews

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