Will a salicylic or glycolic acid peel help my keratosis pilaris?

PeelsSkin, all kinds. but does not mean effective for this skin issue & using skin peels tends to produce more problems over time. Study : http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1070651-treatment for some overview & ideas along with https://www.google.com/search?q=keratosis%20pilaris, though careful about ads promoting unhealthy & expensive ideas of low or no efficacy.

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Can a glycolic acid peel help with scarring left behind from acne? I have a lot of scars from acne when I was younger. Can a glycolic acid peel help diminish these? .

It . It should be of benefit. Without the benefit of an exam to determine the extent and depth of the scarring it is difficult to give a more accurate assessment. You should get an evaluation from an experienced physician who routinely does skin resurfacing options as there may be better alternatives such as laser resurfacing. Read more...
Glycolic . Glycolic acid and other (eg, lactic acid, trichloroacetic acid, salicylic acid) peels can indeed reduce the appearance of hyperpigmented (dark/brown) scars, but not erythematous (red) scars or hypertrophic/keloid (raised) scars. These latter scars are better treated with laser treatments. Chemical peels work by gently removing the outer layer of skin so that the skin discoloration is reduced. Successive (usually monthly) peels are recommended for best results. Read more...

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...

Should people with rosacea get a glycolic acid peel? If I have rosacea, am I still considered a candidate for a glycolic acid peel if I have scarring? .

Peel . Rosacea skin is sensitive skin. Therefore caution should be used when a topical Alpha hydroxy acids such as glycolic acid is used as part of a chemical peel . The chemical may induce redness and irritate this type if skin. Read more...

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...

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

Depends . Glycolic acid peels can be beneficial for for reducing pigment by accelerating the exfoliation of the superficial layer of the skin, where some of the pigment and textural irregularities, reside. There a many different 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...

Is it safe to do a glycolic acid peel 50% under the eyes at home? And will it get rid of the fine lines?

No and yes. Glycolic acid 50% is a strong peel. If you get it too close to eyes you could burn your corneas. I would have it performed in a doctors office under a doctors supervision, it would get rid of the fine lines. 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...
Glycolic . Glycolic acid peels vary in strength and this is related to their concentration. Higher strength peels in the 60% range can cause a stinging and burning sensation. Read more...