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Dermarolling + salicylic acid peel!
« on: March 14, 2011, 02:51:03 PM »
Can I use a acid salicylic peel 15% and roll my face after?


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« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2011, 05:32:07 PM »
Yes you can. But not after medium depth or deeper peels. You would have to let the skin heal first.


Classification of chemical peels:

Exfoliation - can be used daily

AHA 5-10%


Very superficial peels

Alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) - glycolic acid and lactic acid up to 50%

Beta-hydroxy acid - (BHA) - salicylic acid (excellent for acne prone skin since it cleans pores)

Trichloroacetic acid (TCA) up to 10%

Superficial peels - reach the epidermis - usually performed every 4-6 weeks

TCA up to 30%

AHA - up to 70% (left from 2 to 20 min)


Jessner’s solution – (contains 14% resorcinol, 14% salicylic acid, 14% lactic acid and ethanol)

Medium depth peels - reach the papillary dermis - usually performed once in 6-12 months.

TCA 30% to 40%

Glycolic acid 70% + 35% TCA

Jessner’s solution + 35% TCA

Glycolic acid 70%

Deep peels - reach the reticular dermis - Can be performed once every few years or once in a lifetime.

TCA 50% or more


The depth of penetration depends on many variables:

The concentration of the peel

The pH of the peel

Thickness of the skin

How many layers of the peel are applied

How long it stays on

Unlike a deep acid peel, a dermaroller doesn't remove entire layers of skin (removing entire layers makes the skin prone to infection, uneven pigmentation or scarring and it takes a long time to heal).

With a dermaroller, you achieve deep renewal but the micro-holes are surrounded by untouched skin, which makes it much safer and quicker to heal. Therefore you can go much deeper with a dermaroller than with acid peels.


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Dermarolling + salicylic acid peel!
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2011, 09:36:25 AM »
When using needling to reduce scarring, does it make sense to do mild peels at same time or is needling enough as it reaches deeper layers of skin? Could dermaroller be used to "push" milder acids into scar tissue?


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« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2011, 03:32:16 PM »
Yes it makes sense to use peels in combination with needling even though it is not required or necessary. Needling goes much deeper than peels, apart from deep phenol peels.  I recommend pre-treating the skin with dry brushing, which is basically mechanical exfoliation comparable to very mild peels.


  Yes you could push MILD peels into a scar but you should target the scar only and not the surrounding skin. The single needle would be a better choice to use on the scar than a dermaroller.  In case of stubborn scars or stretch marks, I recommend needling A-Ret into it. It will sting and it will get red. Redness can last for days but always subsides.