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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.
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.
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
Alpha hydroxy acid: removes outer layers of dead skin.Get a more detailed answer ›
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.
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.
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.
Wrinkles: Alpha hydroxy acid lotions are reported to reduce sun-damage & wrinkles when applied to the 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.
Dose an injection of cidolut depot (17 -alpha. Hydroxy -progesterone -17carrots) 250mg 3 days prior a pregnancy blood test affect the pregnancy test?
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.
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.
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...
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
Derm: Stop using it. See a dermatologistGet a more detailed answer ›