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Doctor insights on: Aqua Glycolic Medication

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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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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.

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

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Is glycolic acid best for chemical peels?

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

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Should I use glycolic 35% for smoothing my face?

Should I use glycolic 35% for smoothing my face?

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

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Can I use glycolic acid and benzoil peroxide at the same time?

Can I use glycolic acid and benzoil peroxide at the same time?

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

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Are glycolic acid facial peels worth it? How often do you have to go back to do another?

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

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Is it ok to have a glycolic peel while breastfeeding?

Is it ok to have a glycolic peel while breastfeeding?

Yes: It is okay to have a chemical peel to improve and smooth the texture of the facial skin and breast feed. This would include the Alpha and beta hydroxy peels. ...Read more

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What happens if glycolic acid accidentely enters the eye?

What happens if glycolic acid accidentely enters the eye?

Rinse with water: Copious irrigation with water is important.
Glycolics are an acid and will sting and can give chemical burns. So rinsing is important.
Lots of water would be safe in the eyes as fast as possible. ...Read more

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Is glycolic acid good for flakey skin?

Is glycolic acid good for flakey skin?

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

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Difference betwen glycolic acid nd retinol?

Difference betwen glycolic acid nd retinol?

Google it: http://on.aol.com/video/viewers-questions--glycolic-acid-vs--retinol-517548583.

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Can I use glycolic acid and salicylic acid at the same time?

Can I use glycolic acid and salicylic acid at the same time?

Staged: You may want to consider alternating. I do not recommend performing simultaneously or mixing the two. You will possibly develop hypersensitive skin or excessively dry skin. ...Read more

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Are glycolic acid peels dangerous for people with sensitive skin?

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

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After a superficial glycolic peel — how many days should I wait to get Microdermabrasion please? Thanks.

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

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Post-facial extraction is it ok to use a glycolic acid serum several days after or should I wait after a week?

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

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Is it really necessary to wear sunscreen 50+ indoors when applying glycolic acid 25% or can I skip the sunscreen step at home?

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

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Is glycolic acid safe while. Breastfeeding?

Is glycolic acid safe while. Breastfeeding?

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

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Glycolic acid good for acne?

Glycolic acid good for acne?

Good exfoliant: 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

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Is macular amyloid curable by glycolic acid peels?

Is macular amyloid curable by glycolic acid peels?

No: Macular amyloid is related to age-related macular degeneration, a condition in the retina. Glycolic acid peels of the skin will not help. ...Read more

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Can I use hydroquinone with retinaldehyde and glycolic acid?

Hydorquinone: I would not. First of all I am concerned about hydroquinone on the skin chronically. Second I am concerned about possible irritant interactions. ...Read more

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I am thinking of getting one, so I would like to know how well a glycolic acid peel works?

?: 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

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Broke out in loads of spots after glycolic peel is this normal? I did have lots of spots under skin beforehand

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

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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?

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?

See below: 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

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Can I use tretinoin and glycolic acid?

Can I use tretinoin and glycolic acid?

Maybe: You might find thst your skin will get too dry and irritated esp in the winter. You could decrease frquency of use which might help. ...Read more

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Is the no.7 glycolic acid peel helpful for the skin?

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

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Is the no.7 glycolic acid peel effective in reducing pigmentation marks and blemishes?

Is the no.7 glycolic acid peel effective in reducing pigmentation marks and blemishes?

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