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"Beta Treatments" 20% Salicylic Acid

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Has anyone tried a beta treatment?

I had one on my face and one on my back. A solution that has 20%- 30% salicylic acid is applied (by a nurse practitioner) to your face/back/wherever. The solution stays there until it "frosts" on your skin -- and it really stings/burns. The idea behind it is the acid not only pulls dead skin off, but "re-trains" your pores to function without the bacteria.

The face treatment I had was only 20% and my skin peeled for days. But, no pimples (or very few, small ones) since.

The back treatment was 30% but no peeling. The skin is slowly clearing up, but not as quickly as I'd like.

Any other experiences?

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