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Salicylic Peel in Chicago and Arlington Heights, IL

Not all peels are created equal. The salicylic peel is just a step above the rest as a safe treatment for mild, active acne, oily skin and textural changes to the skin on the face, hands and neck. Visit board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. John A. Kotis at one of his conveniently located offices that serve all residents of Chicago, Arlington Heights, and surrounding communities in Illinois.

What is a Salicylic Peel?

A salicylic peel is a medium depth peel with the active ingredient beta hydroxyl that penetrates below the top layer of your skin to remedy uneven skin textures caused by acne, oil or aging. Salicylic peels work best when used as a part of a skin care regimen with successive treatments every two to three months.

How Do Salicylic Peels differ from Glycolic Peels?

Glycolic peels are created with water-soluble alpha hydroxyl acid, as well as with beta hydroxyl acid, which disintegrates in oil. It is this small difference that allows salicylic acid to clear out pores, treat acne and dry out naturally oily skin.

Salicylic and glycolic peels are safe to use in a combined skin care treatment plan to treat both oily skin, uneven skin tones and to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. More information regarding combining skin care treatments for optimal results is provided during your consultation with Dr. Kotis.

What are the Benefits of the Salicylic Peel?

Patients that choose salicylic peels to treat their skin feel more secure in their appearance as it begins to show dramatic differences. Some other benefits include:

  • More even skin tone
  • Treatment of acne
  • Prevention of future acne
  • Stimulation of natural collagen growth
  • Minimal recovery time

During Your Salicylic Peel Treatment

On your treatment day, a friendly medical staff member of Dr. Kotis’s office will prepare your skin for treatment with a light cleanser. The salicylic peel is then applied to the treatment area and removed after a period of time. Treatments usually take between 20 to 45 minutes, depending on the size of the treatment area. Patients can return to their normal routine once the treatment is complete. No recovery time is needed.

Recovery After a Salicylic Peel

While no recovery time is needed, your skin will need some TLC for best results. After the treatment, it is best to stay out of direct sunlight for at least 48 hours. Dr. Kotis may give you some healing cream to apply to your skin to prevent dryness. Be sure to follow Dr. Kotis’s aftercare instructions for best results.

How Much Does a Salicylic Peel Cost?

Most chemical peel options are considered elective procedures, which are not covered by most health insurance policies. To aid in affordability, our office offers special financing options through CareCredit® and Prosper®. Our office also accepts convenient forms of payment including credit card, personal check, and cash.

We will honor written quote for procedures from any board certified plastic surgeon. Listed pricing is all inclusive – no hidden fees (includes pre-op, post-op visits and fees for the surgeons, facility, and anesthesia).

Contact the offices of board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. John Kotis today to schedule your personal consultation and discover how smooth, beautiful skin can be within reach. Our offices are conveniently located throughout Chicago and Arlington Heights, a short drive from any part of town or surrounding communities in Illinois.