Can I Get A Chemical Peel If I Have Active Acne?

If you’ve been wondering if you can get a chemical peel if you have active acne, the answer is a definite yes! When your skin suffers from active acne blemishes, or even if you have scarring from acne that occurred in the past, getting a chemical peel is a great idea.

Here are four reasons why you should get a chemical peel if you have active acne:

1) Blemish Buster

“Chemical peels can help treat acne blemishes such as red pimples, blackheads, whiteheads and even cystic acne,” notes Kayla Morrison, aesthetician at Sanova Dermatology in Austin, Texas. This is because the active ingredients in chemical peels work to prevent the growth of Propionibacterium acnes, which are the bacteria that causes acne to erupt.
Glycolic or Salicylic Peels are the most common peels use because they have anti-inflammatory properties and can help temporarily reduce skin oil secretions.

2) Preventative Skincare

A chemical peel treats your skin’s top layer by dissolving its sebum. “This eliminates oils and dead skin cells trapped in the surface of your skin,” Kayla explains. In fact, cystic acne is caused by deep blockages of dead skin cells.

This is why getting a chemical peel is a preventative skincare measure – because your pores will be less likely to become clogged after you get a chemical peel.

3) Scarring Support

If you have active acne, chances are you have acne scarring. This is another way chemical peels help people with acne. The active ingredients in chemical peels help increase the amount of collagen your skin produces, which speeds the healing of scars.

4) Improved Skin Texture

“Getting a chemical peel also helps brighten and lighten the top layer of your skin, giving you a more radiant glow and reducing the appearance of blemishes on your skin” assures Kayla.

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As you can see, there are at least four – and many more – good reasons why you should get a chemical peel when you have active acne. Please contact us to set up a consultation with the doctors of Sanova Dermatology.

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