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Doctor insights on: Salicylic Acid For Dark Spots

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What can I do so my dark spots go away I have a dark line in the side of my eyes one in each one and two spots in my chin I the dermatology subscribe hydroquinone 6% salicylic acid 2% it takes some out but the dark spots are still there

What can I do so my dark spots go away I have a dark line in the side of my eyes one in each one and two spots in my chin I the dermatology subscribe hydroquinone 6% salicylic acid 2% it takes some out but the dark spots are still there

I: I suggest you go back to see your dermatologist. You may need a higher dose of the medication, or a change in medication. In addition it's not a bad idea to see an eye specialist (ophthalmologist) for the dark lines in your sclera (white part of eye). There may be other options like laser therapy that may be helpful. Good luck.

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I use salicylic acid 20% on spots. If I neutralise & wash my face, can I use differin (adapalene) as well without irritation?

I use salicylic acid 20% on spots. If I neutralise & wash my face, can I use differin (adapalene) as well without irritation?

Maybe: The salicylic acid is not neutralized as you do with glycolic acid. The absorption is fast and it crystalizes quickly. The addition of differin (adapalene) is placing Retin-A on the area. The combination is often used for acne but either together or alone can cause dry flaky skin.

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Can salicylic acid exfoliant washes cause an initial breakout or 'purging' period? If so, for how long usually? I've been clearing in some spots using it but breaking out in the spots I was more prone to having blackheads in. Its Purging them maybe?

Can salicylic acid exfoliant washes cause an initial breakout or 'purging' period? If so, for how long usually? I've been clearing in some spots using it but breaking out in the spots I was more prone to having blackheads in. Its Purging them maybe?

Salicylates: Salicylate acid exfoliants can sometimes cause an irritant skin reaction. Futhrmore, a subset of individuals can develop allergy to these products. The historical pattern of symptoms is the key to diagnosis.

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Will salicylic acid remove an age spot?

It might lighten: Spot, but won't likely remove completely.

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Breaks face out Allergic to Salicylic Acid for face. What can I use for Acne and Dark Marks?

Breaks face out Allergic to Salicylic Acid for face. What can I use for Acne and Dark Marks?

See derm: You can try Proactive, but if that doesn't work see your dermatologist for prescription meds

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3 months ago I have tummy surgery and scars are keloid, I use salicylic acid and now there red and darker and sore, please help.

3 months ago I have tummy surgery and scars are keloid, I use salicylic acid and now there red and darker and sore, please help.

Wait longer: You had abdominal surgery 3 months ago. You are applying salicylic acid to it and it is worse. I would wait to apply any lotions or creams for 6 months. It is difficult to tell a hypertrophic scar from a keloid soon after surgery. Most plastic surgeons say to wait until the inflammation resolves before revising it. Wait longer then see plastic surgeon for revision or medical therapy.

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How can you use salicylic acid properly?

How can you use salicylic acid properly?

Salicylic acid: Salicylic acid is used for different things. It depends upon what you want to treat. Roman soldiers taped willow bark to their feet to remove callouses because it contains salicylic acid.

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How do I dilute 100% salicylic acid to 25%?

How do I dilute 100% salicylic acid to 25%?

You don't: But a compounding pharmacy could. Salicylic acid is, indeed, acidic. It is used for burning the skin. It's effects are delayed so even "trying a little bit" could be dangerous when it "seemed safe" but the burning occurs later.

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Salicylic acid andglycolic acid ok to use together?

Salicylic & Glycolic: You can use the products together. However the two products used together my cause increased dryness or irritation.

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Best salicylic acid body lotion?

Best salicylic acid body lotion?

Neutragen: There are many out on the market. I make my own that is mixed with a little glycolic acid too. However, as far as the market goes, I like neutragena's with the great fruit sense.

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Salicylic acid, use of application?

Salicylic acid, use of application?

Softens keratin: In low concentration (1-2%) is softens keratin in skin. Good for some forms of acne. Higher conc. (20%) can be used as a chemical peel for cosmetic purposes.

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What are the side effect of salicylic acid?

What are the side effect of salicylic acid?

Dry irritated skin: Salicylic acid is an over-the-counter acne medication. It can cause excess dryness and some scaliness of the skin, but these side effects can be lessened with an oil-free moisturizer. It can also cause irritated skin, which improves if the salicylic acid is used less frequently. Salicylic acid is less irritating than benzoyl peroxide but is likely less effective than benzoyl peroxide against acne.

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Can salicylic acid cause my skin to age quicker?

Can salicylic acid cause my skin to age quicker?

Not really.: Salicylic acid is a mild skin peeling agent that removes the top sun-damaged layers of the skin, allowing the healthier skin cells from within the hair follicles and sweat glands to resurface your skin as it heals after peel. More collagen and elastic fibers are produced, making your skin look more youthful and less wrinkled.

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Can I use glycolic acid and salicylic acid at the same time?

Can I use glycolic acid and salicylic acid at the same time?

Staged: You may want to consider alternating. I do not recommend performing simultaneously or mixing the two. You will possibly develop hypersensitive skin or excessively dry skin.

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How can I help my damaged skin caused by overuse of salicylic acid heal?

How can I help my damaged skin caused by overuse of salicylic acid heal?

Skin recovery: If irritated from excessive Salicylic Acid, use moisturizing soap such as Dove-sensitive skin, or Aveeno (oatmeal). In addition, apply gentle lotion, such as Vanicream, or Aveeno (oatmeal) to area, on damp skin, about a week.

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What's the expert opinion, could the use of salicylic acid cause my skin to age quicker?

What's the expert opinion, could the use of salicylic acid cause my skin to age quicker?

Salicylic acid: No, in fact it will remove dead skin and make your skin younger in appearance. It is used in a number of cosmetics for this purpose.