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A 21-year-old male asked:

Which is better alpha hydroxy acids or retin a (tretinoin) for peeling ?

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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics 35 years experience
Retin A (tretinoin) doesn't peel: Retin A (tretinoin) is not generally considered a peeling agent. It may promote growth of the skin which subsequently benefits from gently exfoliation.
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