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How To Heal Burned Skin From Glycolic Acid
Allergic reaction to glycolic acid? I applied triacneal on my face and now my skin is burning. There are brown patches. What can I do?
Rash: Stop using the cream, apply a moisturizer and a hypoallergenic sunscreen. ...Read more
Does a glycolic acid peel hurt? Is a glycolic acid peel one of those treatments that burn the skin and cause a lot of pain? .
Chemical: Chemical peels involve the use of chemicals to remove the outer layers of the skin. There are several different chemicals used based on the depth of skin removal desired. Discomfort is directly related to the depth of peel. Light peels will have a mild discomfort while deeper peels have a greater degree of intraoperative and postoperative discomfort. Some deep peels are done under sedation for that reason. Talk to the physician who is doing the procedure about your concerns. ...Read more
I did a Glycolic acid 40% peel. My skin did not peel, frost, or burn. The next day I have some red bumps on my face. Is this an allergic reaction?
I have used a 50% glycolic acid peel on my dry skin on my face & it's turned cracked & sore. What could I use to heal & get rid of it?
Glycolic peel: In the future, it would be better for you to have a professional do your peel application. At this point, an ointment may help. Otherwise have your skin evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more
Possibly: All acids can burn the skin. Battery acid is sulphuric acid which has a stronger acidity that can burn skin. If you get battery acid (or any strong acid) on your skin, immediately flush it off with copious amounts of water and you can neutralize it with baking soda if that is at hand. ...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
As usual...: ...It depends -- on how severe the burn is, and how extensive. If it's a small superficial burn, just keep it clean and covered. If it's larger and/or deeper, you should see a doctor, because there is a risk of infection, among other things. ...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
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
Difficult to answer-: I understand third degree means "full thickness of the skin"--- small areas of full thickness burns may heal well. But, large areas will need skin coverage by skin graft or skin flap. If a large area is allowed to heal by itself, there may be thick scars and/or contracting unstable scars. ...Read more
Clean it: Clean the area with water and apply vazeline twice a day until it heals. If the area becomes red or painful you should see a doctor to be sure it is not infected. If some bits of the asphalt or seen in your skin after it has healed they can be removed by a laser known as the ruby or the alexandrite. These persistent particles if they occur are called traumatic tattoos. ...Read more
If I want to use a self tanner and an aha glycolic acid of 4%, what would go on skin first to benefit from both?
AHA and Self Tanners: If you wanted to use both aha and self tanner it would work best to use the aha to exfoliate the skin and then the self tanner on afterwards. Otherwise the aha will take the self tanner off of your skin and you would lose your benefit. ...Read more
Why my anus skin somethimes open and sometimes its heal but, is open again, itch, burn when wash, tingling sensacion. ..
I do not know: You need a physical exam and evaluation. Anal fissures can occur with constipation, that may cause cracks in the skin. Moisture or leakage of stool, or not wiping fully, can all lead to anal itching and burning over time. Get an eval to get the diagnosis, so treatment can occur. Best wishes. ...Read more
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
Does anti-aging skin creams like Olay have ingredients that strips your skin's surface (like glycolic acid or acids or alcohols in general)? Thanks.
Anti aging: Most of them have RETINOL in non- prescription strength and YES RETINOL can peel skin ...Read more
I have a open skin in anus, it burns when wash, its bleeds, how much time does it takes to heal? Or what to do to heal, I used to have a rash is gone
See answer: You likely have an anal fissure which is a small split or tear in the thin lining of the anus and usually occur after a large or hard bowel movement. Most fissures heal within 1-2 weeks. Treatments that help healing include: sitz baths, stool softeners, fiber, hydration, and over-the-counter creams/ointments (anusol, anusol-hc, prep h) and pre-medicated pads (tucks) rather than toilet paper. ...Read more
Happy Skin: Skin is the major protection of our delicate internal tissues from a harsh environment, it is susceptible to injury itself. Sun, shaving and many chemicals are very irritating as well as constant exposure to moisture reduces protective skin oils and sets the skin up for injury. The trick is to apply good protective skin cream frequently and minimize ongoing damage. Clean it using gentle means. ...Read more
Fast Healing: The real question is what not to do that slows down healing. Avoid using alcohol, peroxide, hibiclens, betadine, and bleach solutions. Inflammation (red, hot, swollen, tender) is important to healing so anti-inflammatories (motrin, advil) are bad. Cover the area with a clean dressing changed every other day and protected from trauma. Antibiotics do not help healing unless it is truly infected. ...Read more
Supposing you had a burn injury and your skin came off, would it heal by itself or do you need to go to the doctor?
That depends: If you had a small blister - the skin would likely repair itself. However if burn is thick or covers a significant area then medical attention may be needed. Seek medical help for signs of infection. ...Read more
Above my heal on my lower leg my skin feels sunburned but its not. It is also slightly redish pink. What can I do to stop the burning?
Need to examine:
It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and your symptoms warrant evaluation by a physician. What you described suggests an infection and may require antibiotic treatment.
Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine, if you are under 27 years of age. ...Read more
Would sudocream help make my skin burn heal quicker. It seems to help? My skin is past peeling stage but is pinkish in some areas underneath.
Probably not: It will just make it feel better. ...Read more
I have very prematurely aged skin due to illness. Apart from treating underlying illness, what can I do? Retinol? Glycolic acid? Any other ideas?
Please see: Please see a cosmetic dermatologist or plastic surgeon to discuss full line of treatments. ...Read more
I have warts in my head and they keep spreading. I have been burning them with acid at my local doctor but they fall off and return aggressively. Help?
Deem: See dermatologist. On line we can't assess dermatological conditions, is better to see in order to have a diagnosis. ...Read more
How do I treat red marks/scars caused by glycolic acid? I did 30% peel left on for 2min neutralized it properly etc also during the peel my skin frosted on my cheecks where the scars are now
Dermatitis: Try using virgin coconut oil as a moisturizer to restore your skin' s luster. It may take 2-4 weeks before you see results. ...Read more
What is the best product to heal a minor burn scar? My burn is still healing and the skin has not came back yet.
Burn Wound: Silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) cream is used with other treatments to help prevent and treat wound infections in patients with burns. Silver sulfadiazine works by stopping the growth of bacteria that may infect an open wound. This helps to decrease the risk of the bacteria spreading to surrounding skin, or to the blood where it can cause a serious blood infection (sepsis). ...Read more
Can someone with sensitive skin use retinol, glycolic acid or vit C? How do you know if you've got sensitive skin?
Tretinoin (Retinol), glycolic acid, and vitamin C can all be harsh to the skin. It is best to try a test patch on a small area of the skin; the back of the hand, to determine how sensitive you skin is to each type of product. Vitamin C and glycolic acid may not be as harsh as tretinoin.
Remember to use a moisturizing agent as well to help keep the skin from dehydration. Apply sparingly. ...Read more
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