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Aqua Glycolic Medication
After glycolic acid 50 chemical peel my face turned red and it's burned can you advise some medication.
See doc: The doctor that did procedure can give you treatment for this. ...Read more
Doxycycline twice daily, aqua glycolic facial cleanser, sodium sulfacetamide 10% and sulfur 5%. My face dries from time to time;I would like to know why.
Modify regimen: Sulfacetamide/sulfur often causes dryness, particularly during the winter. I would first ask your dermatologist to substitute something milder. You can also use a light moisturizer as needed if you wish, but choose one that says "non-comedogenic" on the label, meaning that it won't plug up your oil glands and make your acne worse. ...Read more
It depends: Glycolics work fine if you only need a mild peel, or only have a limited amount of downtime. Tca peels can do more, but require a longer recovery. The hetter (croton oil) peel is, in my opinion, tremendously powerful and useful, but has the longest recovery. ...Read more
Too strong: Glycolic acid is unpredictable and the strength is based on so many factors not just the percentage. You should go to an expert if using anything more than 5-10% that you would find in a cleanser or cream. More is not better, only more risky. ...Read more
I would avoid: Using those together as they could irritate your skin, especially if in the sun. Try alternating between the two daily. Best of luck. ...Read more
Chemicsl peel: Chemical peels, also known as chemexfoliation or derma-peeling, are a technique used to improve the appearance of the skin. In this treatment, a chemical solution is applied to the skin, which causes it to. ...Read more
May be: Glycolic Acid is an exfoliator. It safely removes the outer layer of dead skin cells on the surface your skin, bring fresh new skin to the surface. This is beneficial for those who are looking for ingredients that help with anti-aging. Glycolic acid can also help lighten discoloration of the skin, such as sun spots or age spots and help those with acne-prone and blackhead-prone skin. ...Read more
No: Care must be taken as to the strength of the peel, but should be able to tailor to your skin type. Make sure a physician is involved-not just a cosmetologist. ...Read more
After a superficial glycolic peel — how many days should I wait to get Microdermabrasion please? Thanks.
I do MDA first: On occasion, I will do a MDA then the superficial peel. Since you have already had the peel I would wait for at least 3 weeks after completing the peel process ...Read more
Post-facial extraction is it ok to use a glycolic acid serum several days after or should I wait after a week?
72 hours: I reviewed post-facial advice from several Derm sites and found that all agreed on at least 72 hrs rest for anything on your face after extractions to avoid redness and overreacting skin ...Read more
Will hyper pigmentation disappear with Glycolic acid peels? It's been 1 yr and I still have a couple! Will they disappear? :(
May: It may lighten up a little. Course depends on underlying cause. ...Read more
Is it really necessary to wear sunscreen 50+ indoors when applying glycolic acid 25% or can I skip the sunscreen step at home?
Glycolic acid: You can skip wearing sunscreen at home, but if you have a skylight, are going outdoors or have lots of windows you might want to be safe rather than sorry. ...Read more
Glycolic acid: Generally speaking, glycolic acid is considered safe. Avoid using products used for chemical peels as the levels of glycolic acid are much higher and are designed to penetrate much deeper. ...Read more
Glycolic acid is one of the 5 alpha hydroxv acids-(AHA)
Excellent for reducing hyper pigmentation & acne marks.
Improves skin tone & texture.
Exfoliation exalts the proerty for acne.
Dr. Perricne has written a book on acne incorporating diet etc. Try to get it from the library. ...Read more
Can: Put one on wait one half hour then put the other on. ...Read more
Not recommended: Only if extremely low potency.Get a more detailed answer ›
?: Glycolic acid peels must create a second degree burn to see significant results. The result will only be as good as the physician performing it. ...Read more
Broke out in loads of spots after glycolic peel is this normal? I did have lots of spots under skin beforehand
Gca peel: It is normal for your face to be more inflamed right after the glycolic peel than it was before. I usually put colloidal silver paste on after the peel for soothing. You can use some aloe vera gel. ...Read more
I use glycolic acid every night but once a week when I have a dermaplaning done, is it ok? Can I use Vit C in the mornings or will it be too much?
Using good Vit C cream is absolutely harmless and may be done twice a day. You will only benefit unless an unwanted reaction is seen.
Glycolic acid is best used with in conjunction with Ratin A.
Good luck from NYC ...Read more
Doubtful: All acid peels are designed to create a second degree burn, which helps with fine wrinkles. All peels should be done by a physician with experience. Some chemical peels are easy to perform, some require proper timing and removal. ...Read more
Depends : Glycolic acid peels can be beneficial for reducing pigment by accelerating the exfoliation of the superficial layer of the skin, where some pigment and textural irregularities, reside. There a many concentrations of glycolic and combination peels. Peel procedures are not without risk, so be sure to seek the care of a certified professional for best results. ...Read more