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Doctor insights on: Alpha Hydroxy Face Cream

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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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Does my pigmentation goes with hydroquinone, oxybenzone, octinoxate cream and mometasone furoate cream ip?

Does my pigmentation goes with hydroquinone, oxybenzone, octinoxate cream and mometasone furoate cream ip?

Be careful: Each cream is for something different. Some on your list is for acne and some is for hyperpigmentation and the steroid cream is for inflammation but it can thin your skin. The others can cause sun burn so only use at night and put it only on the area it is prescribed for. ...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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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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Does neostrata hq free lightening gel( kojiic acid, vit C, liquorice, bearberry, 10 aha/pha) fade red facial scars( not acne scars) . thanks very much?

Does neostrata hq free lightening gel( kojiic acid, vit C, liquorice, bearberry, 10 aha/pha) fade red facial scars( not acne scars) . thanks very much?

Likely not: The red scars are a part of the healing process overall. The agents you listed tend to inhibit melanin production which is a darker pigment. The red is partially vascular in nature. The products may diminish the red to a small degree ...Read more

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Which is better for wrinkles on your face Retin A, (tretinoin) Glycolic Acid or a product containing Retinol. I'm confused. Tyvm?

Different chemicals: They are all beneficial but are different. They stimulate skin to rapidly exfoliate, make new smoother skin and stimulate collagen&elastin. Tretinoin and Retinol come from Vit.A . Retin A:brand of Tretinoin, best effect, mostirritation,Script only. Retinol :midpotency, midirritant, OTC Glycolic acid is from Sugar. Lesser exfoliation and improvement of collagen&elastin, OTC, better for dry 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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Kojic acid whitening cream good for skin?

Kojic acid whitening cream  good for skin?

Not necessarily: Bad or good. It is a very weak "lightener" of skin, so people do often use it for issues like melasma. But like with any cream you can react to it and alterations in pigmentation can make your skin more sensitive to the sun. Remember most facial products containing kojic acid contain other products which add further properties to the product(s) beside "lightening". ...Read more

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Which one should I use for sensitive skin? Benzoyl peroxide acne cream or salicylic acid acne cream?

Which one should I use for sensitive skin? Benzoyl peroxide acne cream or salicylic acid acne cream?

Benzyl/salicylic aci: One has to try benzyl proxide low strength like 2.5% and if tolerated can be increased to 5%., not cream but wash .But if not tolerated than you can try 1%salicylic acid and can be increased to 2% if tolerated. You have to try what your skin can tolearate, it varies from perso0n to person.If in doubt, consult your md/dermatologist. ...Read more

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Indian brown skin. Uneven skin tone. No acne. Micodrmabrasion, Micronedling, Photofacial, PRP, colagen, hyluronc acid or glycolc peel, whch is better?

Leave it alone: None of these are likely to "help". Please forgive my frankness. Many folks have "poikiloderma", skin of varying colors. If you have freckles and don't want them, a sunscreen may help some. Nobody worth knowing cares whether your skin tone is "uneven". Appearance is about physical fitness and how you carry yourself and interact with others. Focus on what you can manage and you'll look fantastic. ...Read more

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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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Can differin (adapalene) cream darken my skin tone?

Qualified yes: Differin (adapalene) can make you more sensitive to the sun. So if differin (adapalene) is increasing sensitivity to sunlight or causing irritation it is possible that the skin color can darken. Use sunscreen/avoid the sun. Darkening is more prominent in darker baseline skin colors. ...Read more

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Elocom (0.1%), Betnovate Ointment (30g), Elica-M (0.01%), Vaseline or moisturizer cream. Which cream may help to heal burned skin fast from Retin A (tretinoin)?

Elocom (0.1%), Betnovate Ointment (30g), Elica-M (0.01%), Vaseline or moisturizer cream. Which cream may help to heal burned skin fast from Retin A (tretinoin)?

Dermatologist: Evaluation, please don't self medicate, those are potent steroid creams , which you might not need in your case, seek a dermatologist evaluation please, best wishes ...Read more

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S it fine to take glutathione 500mg,milk thistle extract 100mg, alpha lipoic acid 50mg, combined with d alpha tocopheryl acetate 400 iu and fish oil?

S it fine to take glutathione 500mg,milk thistle extract 100mg, alpha lipoic acid 50mg, combined with d alpha tocopheryl acetate 400 iu and fish oil?

Not fine: Every single one of these is a waste of money. Some con-man is stealing your money. There is NO BENEFIT from any of them. ...Read more

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Will clindamycin phosphate lotion moisturize my face?

Will clindamycin phosphate lotion moisturize my face?

Topical clindamycin: This medication is designed to treat acne, so the active ingredient is an antibiotic- clindamycin which targets the germ that causes acne- P. acnes. There are other compounds in the lotion, including cetostearyl alcohol (2.5%) and isostearyl alcohol (2.5%) which could cause skin irritation. (A side effect in about 10% of patients). Talk to a dermatologist about moisturizers given your acne problem ...Read more