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I have very thick excessive oily skin. How frequently we can do glycolic 50% peeling at home?

I have very thick excessive oily skin. How frequently we can do glycolic 50% peeling at home?

Weekly: A 50% glycolic peel is fairly safe to perform weekly. Be cautious not to leave the agent in contact with the skin too long as burning and flakiness/peeling of the skin may result.

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I do a TCA peel at home and now I sm swelling badly. What product can I buy over the counteur to reduice my swelling can voltarol help?

I do a TCA peel at home and now I sm swelling badly. What product can I buy over the counteur to reduice my swelling can voltarol help?

Out of the furnace: Peel strength may have been to strong. Should try small area of face as trial before treating entire face next time. Cool moist compresses. Make sure wash face with with PH neutral rinse. Apply over the counter cortisone. Voltarol will help reduce pain and swelling, please take with food to avoid stomach irritation

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Got a sunburn and now my face is peeling. Any home remedies to heal/speed up peeling process? Tried face scrubs & Cetaphyl & Aveeno (oatmeal) face lotions

Got a sunburn and now my face is peeling. Any home remedies to heal/speed up peeling process? Tried face scrubs & Cetaphyl & Aveeno (oatmeal) face lotions

Avoid face scrubs: for sure as this will just irritate your healing skin. I would be very gentle using only cetaphil like non-soap cleansers, and vaniply cream. Skin will heal but if you remove peeling skin you can have scarring.

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Are there any good facial chemical peels for home use?

Are there any good facial chemical peels for home use?

Home chemical peel: 50% glycolic acid home chemical peel for sun damage, lines, acne and age spots 1 fl oz by skin obsession side effects can be hyper pigmentation, hypo pigmentation, and less likely scars so be careful.

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Can I do salicylic acid peels at home to get rid of acne?

Can I do salicylic acid peels at home to get rid of acne?

Scientific Rx: Just use the stuff as a wash. This will clear mild acne in a few weeks. If it seems not to be working, your physician can add something that will work with it to clear you. Since you're female, it may be spironolactone, an antibiotic, or the oral contraceptive pill. Severe acne may require stronger Rx. Acne's unrelated to lifestyle; ignore "pop" advice. You're an adult now & need it gone.

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I have dark knee and I want to peel it at home ..I am using hydroquinon for months and no result I always put a moisturizing cream and do scrub weekl?

I have dark knee and I want to peel it at home ..I am using hydroquinon for months and no result I always put  a moisturizing cream and do scrub weekl?

See a dermatologist: Scrubbing and any other irritation will make it worse. Always use something very soft if you must kneel, and attempt to shift weight more on the other knee. Prolonged use of hydroquinone, especially as a single agent, may cause INCREASED pigmentation.

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Feet peeling after son came home from india. What could it be?

Feet peeling after son came home from india. What could it be?

Infection: Most likely fungal infection. However there are other infections including bacteria and even parasites which he may of caught in india. Try Lamisil (terbinafine) cream. If not resolved see dermatologsot for testing and evaluation.

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Is it safe to combine glycolic acid peels while on retin-a micro ? At the skin doctor office for the peel not the at home ones.

Is it safe to combine glycolic acid peels while on retin-a micro ? At the skin doctor office for the peel not the at home ones.

Peels and Retin A (tretinoin): The combination of glycolic peels and retin a (tretinoin) micro could be very irritating to your skin.

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Are there any chemical peels available to do at home?

Are there any chemical peels available to do at home?

Yes: Mild glycolic washes and several types of enzyme peels are available for home use. Speak to your local dermatologist or plastic surgeon for specific recommendations.

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What can I do to lighten a surgical scar on my foot? Are there any natural options possible? Can I use mild at home peels to help? Thank you

What can I do to lighten a surgical scar on my foot? Are there any natural options possible? Can I use mild at home peels to help? Thank you

Tips for scars: If out in the sun, be sure to apply sunscreen to the scar--direct sunlight can make scars very unsightly. Vitamin E oil is great for scars--gently massage it in. I have also seen good results with Mederma. Alternatively, there are compound creams that pharmacies make for scar treatment. These usually have steroids and other medications. Careful with chemical peels, you may irritate it more.

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Which home chemical peel will hurt me?

Which home chemical peel will hurt me?

Home chemical peel: I do not recommend home chemical peels for any of my patients. While chemical peels are a very commonly performed procedure, they are not without risk of unexpected outcomes that can be worse than the original problem you were trying to improve. I encourage you to consult with a cosmetic surgeon or dermatologist.

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Is there a way to do an at home chemical peel? If so, how?

Is there a way to do an at home chemical peel? If so, how?

Not recommended: I would not recommend this. Prolonged application or improper strength may result in delayed healing, scarring, or alteration in pigmentation.

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Hate looking at myself. Would an at home chemical peel would work?

See an expert: Chemical peels can be tricky. Best to see a paramedical aesthetician, who can use their experience to help you select the best peel for your skin type, and help you through it with a minimum of problems or complications.

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What are some home remedies for sunburn relief & ways to prevent peeling?

What are some home remedies for sunburn relief & ways to prevent peeling?

Simple Care: Sunburn is response of the tissues to injury from solar radiation. It is simply inflammation which means increase blood flow to the area to promote healing. Do not use ice as this can injure already injured skin. Cool water soaks can help as can taking anti-inflammation medicines like Motrin or advil (ibuprofen). Avoid any further damage as this can cause scarring . Good skin cream applied daily/gently helps.

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Are there any good at home chemical peel kits that i can get on a budget?

Chemical peel: This would be a bad idea. Chemical peels occur because the chemical agent (usually an acid) burns and causes necrosis to the epidermis and dermis. This can cause permanent scarring. Chemical peels should only be applied by a doctor that is experienced in the procedures. A dermatologist can give you creams that will cause some exfoliation that you could use at home.

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What is the best at home chemical peel for my face if I have sensitive skin?

What is the best at home chemical peel for my face if I have sensitive skin?

Honestly - : If you have sensitive skin, you should seek out a good paramedical aesthetician to help you. There's no need to experiment on yourself and have an unpleasant experience or bad outcome. Since you're right down the street from me, why not give my office a call!

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Which is the preferred at home chemical peel for my face I do have sensitive skin?

Honestly - : If you have sensitive skin, you should seek out a good paramedical aesthetician to help you. There's no need to experiment on yourself and have an unpleasant experience or bad outcome.