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Alpha Hydroxy Face Cream
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
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
Wrinkles: Alpha hydroxy acid lotions are reported to reduce sun-damage & wrinkles when applied to the skin. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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