A 38-year-old member asked:
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Best treatment for oily skin with mild acne and brown spots (post-acne), glycolic or alpha hydroxy products?

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Dr. Michael Tomeo
37 years experience in Dermatology
AHA's: Alpha hydroxy acids include glycolic acid but also other fruit acids such as lactic or malic or citric , etc. The aha's are somewhat effective in reversing acne and aging of the skin.
Answered on Oct 4, 2016

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Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Probably not: Ahas are not generally intended for this purpose and may increase redness. In fact salicylic acid peels may be better to decrease inflammation.

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