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Doctor insights on: Alpha Hydroxy Acid Lotions Medication

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What is the definition or description of: alpha hydroxy acid lotions?

What is the definition or description of: alpha hydroxy acid lotions?

Wrinkles: Alpha hydroxy acid lotions are reported to reduce sun-damage & wrinkles when applied to the skin. ...Read more

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How effective is the aqua glycolic alpha hydroxy acid skin care system?

How effective is the aqua glycolic alpha hydroxy acid skin care system?

Mildly effective: Patients can expect a mild improvement from these acids that peel the epidermis. In-office peels with higher concentration will provide deeper peeling and more noticeable results. ...Read more

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What % of Alpha hydroxy acid should I get to use on my sun damaged skin caused in July?

What % of Alpha hydroxy acid should I get to use on my sun damaged skin caused in July?

None: Alpha hydroxy acid or glycolic acid actually is known to increase skin sensitivity to the sun and can increase the chance for sunburn. ...Read more

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I just bought clear essence complexion soap with alpha hydroxy acid. Can it lighten skin?

I just bought clear essence complexion soap with alpha hydroxy acid. Can it lighten skin?

No: Most likely will not change dark spots from sun/iflammation. Need a bleaching agent and avoid sun exposure for that. Best to coordinate with a dermatologist. ...Read more

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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

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

NO: There are several kinds of Aveeno (oatmeal). There are several products like Amlactin. Use the one[s] you like best. Determine by cost, availability, smell, and especially by feel. Generics are fine. ...Read more

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Are cosmetic products that have alpha hydroxy acids safe?

Are cosmetic products that have alpha hydroxy acids safe?

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. ...Read more

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Could products that contain alpha hydroxy acids make the skin younger?

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

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Have cosmetic products with alpha hydroxy acids been shown to be safe? They've been around awhile.

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

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

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

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. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Would an alpha hydroxy acidbe good for the skin and effective at reducing hyper pigmentation?

Would an alpha hydroxy acidbe good for the skin and effective at reducing hyper pigmentation?

Many options: Although an Alpha hydroxy acid peel could help, other agents such as hydroquinone, retin-a, steroids and kojic acid are generally preferred for treatment of hyperpigmentation. ...Read more

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Is it ok to use alpha hydroxy face cream with ketoconazole cream?

Is it ok to use alpha hydroxy face cream with ketoconazole cream?

Alpha hydroxy cream: If you are on ketoconazole cream, you are better off focusing on clearing up your fungal infection toon. Wait to use your alpha hydroxy cream, ...Read more

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Best treatment for oily skin with mild acne and brown spots (post-acne), glycolic or alpha hydroxy products?

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. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Get with your doctor: Adult acne that is intractable as yours has been is going to require a combination of one of the topicals you have been using and prescription strength Rx. You deserve to be clear. ...Read more

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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.

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.

I would try some: benzoyl peroxide once a day, and you can certainly use a cleanser with beta hydroxy acid. But if you aren't better then you probably need oral medication to clear your acne, as there is typically a hormonal component. ...Read more

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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

Try it: It may be a bit much and excessively drying to use that combination. If you tolerate it and it does not dry your skin out too much, go for it as we love tretinoin as an acne medication and "wrinkle cream". ...Read more

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Is it okay to use hyaluronic acid and alpha lipoic acid supplements? Will these supplements cause me to fail my drug test?

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

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Would arginine alpha-ketoglutarate effect my depression medication?

Would arginine alpha-ketoglutarate effect my depression medication?

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

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What is the best medication, lotion, or shampoo for skin allergies?

Several: There are several over the counter lines of products that are hypoallergenic. Try vanicream and exederm. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Is there any medication/lotion that is good for getting rid of tiny scars from a surgery?

Options: 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