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Doctor insights on: Can I Use Glycolic Acid While Pregnant Or Not

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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

Dr. Andrew Seibert
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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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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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I have white stretch marks on many places of my body, is there any way to make them less obvious? My skin is very pale, can I use glycolic acid?

I have white stretch marks on many places of my body, is there any way to make them less obvious? My skin is very pale, can I use glycolic acid?

Topicals can help: So glycolic acid or alpha-hydroxy acid based creams can help, along with augmentation with over the counter topical retinol creams(used at night). But prescription strength skin peels(often with stronger glycolic acid or trichloroacetic acid) in combination with prescription retinoic acids have a stronger effect. Laser resurfacing is another viable option instead of mechanical dermabrasion. ...Read more

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Dark spot corrector from poactive, safe to use while 6 months pregnant? Ingredients: octyldodecanol, cyclopentasiloxane, hexylene glycol, glycolic acid..

Dark spot corrector from poactive, safe to use while 6 months pregnant? Ingredients: octyldodecanol, cyclopentasiloxane, hexylene glycol, glycolic acid..

Why take the chance?: My standard advice for all pregnant women is take or apply medicines only when necessary - and then only if your obstetrician okays it. Dark spots are a cosmetic issue; why not wait until you have the baby - at which time the dark spots may very well fade on their own, as they often do. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use glycolic acid cleansers while pregnant?

Is it safe to use glycolic acid cleansers while pregnant?

Yes: Retinoids are not acceptable. But Alpha hydroxy acids, glycolic acid and Lactic Acid are all thought to be safe. ...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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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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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