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Doctor insights on: Are Cosmetic Products That Have Alpha Hydroxy Acids Safe

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Are cosmetic products that have alpha hydroxy acids safe?

Are cosmetic products that have alpha hydroxy acids safe?

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 more

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Have cosmetic products with alpha hydroxy acids been shown to be safe? They've been around awhile.

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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Could products that contain alpha hydroxy acids make the skin younger?

Could products that contain alpha hydroxy acids make the skin younger?

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. ...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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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?

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... ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: alpha hydroxy acid lotions?

What is the definition or description of: alpha hydroxy acid lotions?

Wrinkles: Alpha hydroxy acid lotions are reported to reduce sun-damage & wrinkles when applied to the 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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What % of Alpha hydroxy acid should I get to use on my sun damaged skin caused in July ?

What % of Alpha hydroxy acid should I get to use on my sun damaged skin caused in July ?

None: Alpha hydroxy acid or glycolic acid actually is known to increase skin sensitivity to the sun and can increase the chance for sunburn. ...Read more

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I just bought clear essence complexion soap with alpha hydroxy acid. Can it lighten skin?

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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Would an alpha hydroxy acidbe good for the skin and effective at reducing hyper pigmentation?

Would an  alpha hydroxy acidbe  good for the skin and effective at reducing hyper pigmentation?

Many options: Although an Alpha hydroxy acid peel could help, other agents such as hydroquinone, retin-a, steroids and kojic acid are generally preferred for treatment of hyperpigmentation. ...Read more

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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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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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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

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

NO: There are several kinds of Aveeno (oatmeal). There are several products like Amlactin. Use the one[s] you like best. Determine by cost, availability, smell, and especially by feel. Generics are fine. ...Read more

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I've used antibiotics, salicylic, benzoyl and sulfur for my acne, I am about to try alpha hydroxy, are there other OTC options I can try?

I've used antibiotics, salicylic, benzoyl and sulfur for my acne, I am about to try alpha hydroxy, are there other OTC options I can try?

Get with your doctor: Adult acne that is intractable as yours has been is going to require a combination of one of the topicals you have been using and prescription strength Rx. You deserve to be clear. ...Read more