Salicylic Acid: Your Best Weapon in the Fight Against Acne

Salicylic Acid: Your Best Weapon in the Fight Against Acne

Countless skincare products make the claim to be the best treatment for acne. It can become overwhelming. However, there is one topical solution that ranks high above the rest. Salicylic acid is known for being a leading soldier in the fight against acne.

Revered as a global key opinion leader in the cosmetic aesthetics industry, board-certified dermatologist and cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Michael H. Gold, M.D., F.A.A.D. provides expert insight on how to combat acne.

Dr. Michael H. Gold, based in Nashville, Tennessee, founded leading aesthetic clinics which include Gold Skin Care Center, Advanced Aesthetics Medical Spa, the Laser & Rejuvenation Center, and Tennessee Clinical Research Center. Dr. Gold praises the powerful benefits of salicylic acid.

Salicylic Acid Overview

Dr. Gold speaks of the benefits stating, “Salicylic acid, one of the beta hydroxyl acids, has been used for many years in dermatology and still has a role today for a variety of skin conditions. It is a common ingredient in many skin care products due to its ability to exfoliate the top layer of the skin, known as the stratum corneum.”

Extra skin cell growth and scaly skin conditions such as dandruff, corn, calluses, warts, psoriasis including acne are all beneficiaries of Salicylic Acid. 

Dermatologists use the exfoliating nature of salicylic acid to their advantage in treatments as Dr. Gold explains, “In light chemical peels for acne and for rejuvenating the skin, salicylic acid can help make these peels even more effective.”

Oxygenetix Acne Control Foundation

Doctorate in Chemistry coupled with over 50 years experience, Dr. Raymond Schep, the chief chemist at Oxygenetix Institute, expands on the role of salicylic acid as an active ingredient through a scientific lens. “Salicylic acid is ideal as a safe, natural ingredient which comes from willow bark. Through disinfection action, salicylic acid kills the bacteria that creates acne.”

Dr. Schep further explains, “Salicylic acid is also an anti-inflammatory agent, creating a double effect. If your skin is in inflammatory mode, your skin will tend to be more susceptible to redness and swelling. When skin is not inflamed, it has less of a drastic response to bacteria.”

Dr. Gold speaks highly of Oxygenetix saying, “We love Oxygenetix for their revolutionary approach to skin care and healing of the skin. They have supported the aesthetic community and their products work daily for us and our patients.”

Dr. Gold reminds us, “For topical therapy, it is fine to use the over the counter acne medicines for several months – if within several months one does not see improvement for acne, it is best to seek a visit with a board-certified dermatologist.”

Thank you for reading our blog today! The Oxygenetix team is passionate about sharing knowledge and skincare tips with our readers. We wish you the best in your skincare endeavors.

Special thanks to our experts!

Dr. Michael H. Gold

Dr. Gold is a board-certified dermatologist and cosmetic surgeon who oversees the various facets of the Center’s operations: a combination of medical and surgical dermatology, cosmetic dermatology, aesthetic services, and research endeavors. Dr. Gold has earned a national and international reputation for providing patients with leading-edge technological advances and has expertise in all facets of dermatology and aesthetic care. The Tennessee Clinical Research Center is now one of the leading dermatologic research institutions in the U.S. To learn more about Dr. Gold visit his website: goldskincare.com

Dr. Raymond Schep, Oxygenetix Chief Chemist

Dr. Raymond Schep has a Masters and Doctorate Degree in Chemistry from the University of Pretoria in South Africa. After receiving his Doctorate, Dr. Schep held a Post-Doctoral position at UCLA’s School of Public Health. Dr. Schep has over 53 years of experience working in the field of chemistry. He was a chemistry and animal nutrition professor at the University of Hawaii. Dr. Schep has published a scientific article in the Rose Croix Journal (Vol.10) and is an author of the book, “Eat Right For Life”. He is currently a member of the California Association of Toxicologists and Chief Chemist at Oxygenetix Institute.

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