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Doctor insights on: Salicylic Acid Ingrown Hairs

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Does salicylic acid remove tattoos?

Does salicylic acid remove tattoos?

Tatto removal: No, saliylic acid does not remove tattoos. The lasers do by fractioning the ink particles into smaller pieces that can be removed by the bodies. The sa treatments do not penetrate deep enough and do not affect the ink at all. ...Read more

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Ingrown Hair (Definition)

Hairs that have curled around and grown back into your skin instead of ...Read more


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Will a salicylic or glycolic acid peel help my keratosis pilaris?

Will a salicylic or glycolic acid peel help my keratosis pilaris?

PeelsSkin, all kinds: but does not mean effective for this skin issue & using skin peels tends to produce more problems over time. Study : http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1070651-treatment for some overview & ideas along with https://www.google.com/search?q=keratosis%20pilaris, though careful about ads promoting unhealthy & expensive ideas of low or no efficacy. ...Read more

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Benzoyl peroxide be Tee tree oil be salicylic acid for acne???

Benzoyl peroxide be Tee tree oil be salicylic acid for acne???

All slightly differ: All tend to dry out acne, but BP acts more like a topical antibiotic. Tea tree oil has some antibacterial properties, and salicylic acid actually deposits the acid in the acne follicles to clear them up. Depending on your type of acne I would still only pick one to try like a BP and then clean your face with either tea tree oil or salicylic acid wash. then see derm if not improving ...Read more

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I shave before lazor hair removal/get pimples on butt, shoulders , stomach. Which prescription creams? Salictylic acid ok, kenalog (triamcinolone) shots? Baby powder?

I shave before lazor hair removal/get pimples on butt, shoulders , stomach.  Which prescription creams?  Salictylic acid ok, kenalog (triamcinolone) shots? Baby powder?

Folliculitis tx: It's helpful if shaving is done 3-4 days before laser hair removal. If pustules appear, acne medications may be helpful, such as a benzoyl peroxide wash. There should not be a lot of scrubbing as it may irritate hair follicles further. All benzoyl peroxide must be washed off the skin completely. There are also acne lotions that your doctor can prescribe to help. ...Read more

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Can kojic acid can remove acne pimple?

Can kojic acid can remove acne pimple?

No: It is for lightening skin but it is an unstable product so it needs refrigeration and to be in a dark environment. ...Read more

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Acne skin care question. Is salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide better?

Acne skin care question.  Is salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide better?

Both products help: Both products can be helpful, however one may work better for you than another. You can try one or the other or use them both. ...Read more

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Can I use kojic acid soap while getting laser hair removal?

Can I use kojic acid soap while getting laser hair removal?

IN MY OPINION: NO!.....it is HARSH , IRRITATING...and you already are having a possibly "irritating" procedure being performed! My opinion only! Dr Z ...Read more

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Keratosis pilaris causing many countless ingrown hairs, laser hair removal an option to kill problem at root?

Keratosis pilaris causing many countless ingrown hairs, laser hair removal an option to kill problem at root?

Yes it is: But it may take several treatments over years because many follicles will be in the telogen phase (sleep phase) and is is often combined with microdermabrasion or other exfoliative treatments. ...Read more

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Could shaving foams clog pores/cause acne?

Could shaving foams clog pores/cause acne?

No: This sudsy stuff probably never plugged anything. If you're got bumps on the face from shaving, it may be folliculitis of the beard, easily managed, or real acne, which is very treatable if you're willing to make the effort. ...Read more

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Can vinegar remove folliculitis scars?

Can vinegar remove folliculitis scars?

Forever but better: When our bodies sustain an injury, the immediate response is inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling). This is the body increasing the blood flow and bringing healing factors to the area and also the veins expand to carry bad stuff away. As healing occurs, new tissues fill in that are different than normal and less elastic. This is a scar. Over time it will fade in color but always be there. ...Read more

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Can I apply salicylic acid on mole?

Can I apply salicylic acid on mole?

No: Applying an irritant to a mole is not a good idea. If you wish to get rid of the mole, it should be removed surgically and the tissue submitted to a pathologist for examination. ...Read more

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Can i use purifying salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide together ? purifying salicylic acid to clean pores and benzoyl peroxide to kill bacteria.

Can i use purifying salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide together ? purifying salicylic acid to clean pores and benzoyl peroxide to kill bacteria.

Acne combo treatment: Yes, it is okay to use these two agents together for severe acne, but the combination can be too harsh for some people. It safest to start with a wash (cleansing soap) to test tolerance. If no severe redness or irritation, you can use topicals (pads or gels) one after the other. ...Read more

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Does salicylic acid normally fix acne faster than benzoyl peroxide?

Does salicylic acid normally fix acne faster than benzoyl peroxide?

No: They work by different mechanisms one is keratolytic and peels salicylic acid and the other kills bacteria. The two can be used in combination. ...Read more

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My skin has stubborn red burn marks from salicylic acid?

My skin has stubborn red burn marks from salicylic acid?

Happy Skin: Skin is the major protection of our delicate internal tissues from a harsh environment, it is susceptible to injury itself. Sun, shaving and many chemicals are very irritating as well as constant exposure to moisture reduces protective skin oils and sets the skin up for injury. The trick is to apply good protective skin cream frequently and minimize ongoing damage. Clean it using gentle means. ...Read more

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Can hair wax removal back strip near buttocks irritate hair follicules?

Can hair wax removal back strip near buttocks irritate hair follicules?

Hair removal: Yes depending on how it is done. Laser hair removal usually has the least side effects. As the other methods usually involve physicl trauma or chemicals. ...Read more

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How does salicylic acid prevent acne breakouts?

How does salicylic acid prevent acne breakouts?

Peels: Salicylic acid is kerarolyic. It peels the top layer of skin and loosens blackheads and whiteheads before they have a chance to form into inflammatory lesion such as pimples or cysts. ...Read more

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