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Alpha Hydroxy Acid Lotions Medication
Wrinkles: Alpha hydroxy acid lotions are reported to reduce sun-damage & wrinkles when applied to the skin. ...Read more
Alpha hydroxy acid: Removes outer layers of dead skin.Get a more detailed answer ›
I've recently been using an alpha hydroxy acid face cream & it says it's 8% aha of 70% solution. Does this mean the aha in the cream won't work?
Aha in face cream: No it does not mean the aha will not work. ...Read more
What can I do after using high concentration alpha hydroxy acid on my face to relieve burning and irritation?
Cool compresses: The irritation is what is needed for this medication to work. It increases the turnover rate of the facial skin cells. ...Read more
Could I use alpha hydroxy lotions and hydroquinone on black on brown spots on skin to lessen color? Does application of these cause more sensitivity
Yes: Yes and these can cause some irritation. ...Read more
I have a huge tub of almactin alpha hydroxy lotion... Do you recommend this over Aveeno (oatmeal) body lotion? Very dry skin, chicken spots on legs, suggestions
Alpha hydroxy acids: Alpha hydroxy acid is used as an exfoliant to help with wrinkles, roughness & variable pigmentation. It won't cause the skin to be younger but can give that appearance. ...Read more
Have cosmetic products with alpha hydroxy acids been shown to be safe? They've been around awhile.
Yes: Alpa hydroxy acids are what can be referred to as "fruit acids". They are generally derived from high sugar sources: Lactic Acid from milk, glycolic acid from sugar cane, tartaric acid from wine. All are safe at low concentrations. Higher concentrations require medical expertise. Find a great skin expert either in plastic surgery or dermatology to help you with your skin. ...Read more
What should a good over-the-counter moisturizer contain for woman in 40s looking for healthy skin and to reduce wrinkles? Retinol? Alpha hydroxy acids?
Skin evaluation: First of all, you have to consult a competent Dermatologist and/or a Plastic Surgeon that can evaluate the nature of your ski....The texture, color and the quality of the dermis, so that the appropriate moisturizer an/or treatment can be recommended... ...Read more
Would alpha hydroxy acids like glycolic acid help with red acne scars? Its been on my face since october of 2012 and I've been on retin-a for 10 weeks
Dose an injection of cidolut depot (17 -alpha. Hydroxy -progesterone -17carrots) 250mg 3 days prior a pregnancy blood test affect the pregnancy test?
I've used antibiotics, salicylic, benzoyl and sulfur for my acne, I am about to try alpha hydroxy, are there other OTC options I can try?
Would beta hydroxy acid lotion help my uneven pimply body skin? Recommendati please help I don't know what to do&i can't afford to see a dermatology.
Is it ok to use neutrogena pore refining exfoliating cleanser and then wait a while and apply retin-a micro at night? Its an alpha/beta hydroxy wash
Which medication should I apply first after washing my face? Salicylic acid lotion or clindamycin gel? Was wondering which item to let it rest first?
Gel first: Apply the gel first and let it dry, then apply the lotion. ...Read more
Is it okay to use hyaluronic acid and alpha lipoic acid supplements? Will these supplements cause me to fail my drug test?
Alpha-lipoic acid: There's good research evidence for using alpha-lipoic acid in peripheral neuropathy http://tinyurl. Com/l4bvz9z, as an antioxidant, and in migraines http://tinyurl. Com/jvo6x9n -- some other uses also. Hyaluronic acid may help in osteoarthritis and aging skin. Neither of these supplements should interfere with a drug test, but you should tell the examiners you're using them. ...Read more
Doubtful: No. There is a tantalizing reference in the literature that arginine depletion can improve depression: http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/21515310. However, the converse, to my knowledge, is not established, namely, that arginine can adversely effect depression. There should theoretically be no interaction between arginine and antidepressants, per se. Arginine is a natural substance. ...Read more
Several: There are several over the counter lines of products that are hypoallergenic. Try vanicream and exederm. ...Read more
I have a very oily skin. By early afternoon my skin looks like a mirror! Oil control lotions seems fairly ineffective. Is medication my only solution?
Oily skin: Sometimes when we have oily skin, our first inclination is to wash it with cleanser more frequently. But that often serves to dry out the skin more frequently, which causes your skin to become more oily. It becomes a hard to break cycle. If you think you're getting acne from the excessive oil, it might be good to at least talk with your doc about options - it doesn't mean you have to use them. ...Read more
See details: It depends on the lotion. The usual skin moisturizers should not cause any issue. ...Read more
You cannot erase scars. Poor scars can be improved through the following methods:
1) scar massage
2) silicone sheeting (a kind of silicone tape you where over the scar)
3) steroid injections
4) laser treatment (helps remove coloring)
5) scar revision (removing the scar and starting over). ...Read more