Chemical Peel with Salicylic Acid

The Salicylic acid peel

October 22, 2015 Tasleem Arif 1

The property of salicylic acid to cause exfoliation of the stratum corneum makes it an efficacious agent for peeling. Also the comedolytic property of salicylic acid makes it an effective peeling agent for patients with acne vulgaris. This paper reviews the available data and literature on salicylic acid as a peeling agent and its possible indications.