Best Chemical Peel for Acne-prone African Skin?

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Best peels for acne prone African skin

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Salicylic acid peels are particularly useful for treating acne especially on brown skin. Salicylic acid dissolves in the oily environment of the hair follicle-where acne starts and it is helpful for the blemishes that often accompany acne in people with dark skin. Don't forget to discuss the other options for treating your acne with a board-certified dermatologist

New York Dermatologist

Peels in acne-prone african skin

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Due to pigmentation concerns, caution is urged to avoid cokmplications. Use of alpha and beta hydroxy acid peels are generally considered safe as well a partially therapeutic.

Otto Joseph Placik, MD
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
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