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Are cosmetic products that have alpha hydroxy acids safe?

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Dr. Karen Han
Dermatology 24 years experience
Avoid with rosacea: Aha, Alpha hydroxy acid creams are generally safe to use and good exfoliants. Patients with acne and oily skin do well with aha. However, it may exacerbate people with rosacea. If you develop burning sensation and redness with use, you should stop.
Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics 35 years experience
Usually low potency: Yes, in most instances low potency formulations are used but precautions should be followed as recommended.
Last updated Dec 8, 2014
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