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50 Glycolic Peel

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    isit a bad idea to start with a 50% glycolic peel?
    I've ordered the 50% glycolic peel instead of a 30% one which was recommended. i just figured they done that so they can get me buying more products and waste my money.but now im scared to use it incase i damage my skin. what are the results for some who uses glycolic acid for the first time at 50%?

    • ANSWER:
      STOP. Do u want to damage ur skin forever, whos paying u to play with ur skin, if u cant trust ur own therapist then theres little anyone can do for u but i will tell u why it is bad to use 50 % strength right away. One should infact introduce the skin to gly. peel step wise starting with very low conc, theres a definate plan for it, ask ur therapist and pls dont ruin ur skin by putting 50 % straight away, u need to preapre the skin first and take very good sun protection.

  2. QUESTION:
    Nothing happened post glycolic acid peel?
    I ordered a 50% glycolic acid peel online with a pH of 2.0 and have used it twice so far. I felt the burning both times. Both times there was minimal redness initially which went away immediately. There was and has been no flaking or peeling. I did notice that my skin felt very hard and dry right before I used it the 2nd time. But it is not what I expected. Will it get better with repeated use?

    • ANSWER:
      i ordered the same strength glycolic from ebay and nothing at all happened. put it on two days ago. felt a bit itchy when on and a tiny bit tingly, but no redness or peeling or any difference to skin and i left it on for five mins. ebay seller isn't responding to emails. i wonder if some of them have been watered down

  3. QUESTION:
    What's the difference between glycolic, lactic, and salicylic peels?
    I have semi-sensitive acne prone skin and moderate acne, but my biggest problem is my acne scarring. I was thinking about purchasing a gel peel from Amazon just to tone down the scarring ( I realize that this will not work miracles), but am confused with the difference between glycolic, salicylic, and lactic peels? Which is best for acne scarring? Also, the gel peels contains 20% to 50% of the acid, which is percentage is probably best for my skin?

    • ANSWER:
      Try this acne site for the best advice. I think starting with the lowest strength is best if you are doing it yourself as you don't want to burn (and make things worse).

      http://www.acne.org/chemical-peels-reviews/55/page1.html

  4. QUESTION:
    What are good Glycolic Acid based products?
    Cleansers, Toners, Moisturisers and Skin Peels.
    And can you tell me how much these are too
    And can you name them please?

    • ANSWER:
      There are so many different glycolic acid based products that can help you achieve all of your skin care goals. And the good news is they are relatively inexpensive as well!

      Four of the most common and popular glycolic acid based products include toners, moisturizers, creams and skin peels.

      Basically glycolic acid is a natural fruit extract based acid that is added to a variety of skin care products to make them more potent in their ability to help shed old dead skin and help newer revitalized skin shine through. This in turn helps give you soft, glowing blemish free skin!

      I found a fantastic page devoted entirely to glycolic acid based products, they have really informative articles related to each type of glycolic based product. And at the end of each article they make recommendations for which glycolic based products are the best in their categories.

      I bought a glycolic cream through this website and have been using it fr the past 6 months now and it is amazing. My skin has never looked and felt better.

      You will be able to buy most glycolic based products for under and quite often well under . Id recommend you take a look at the site...

      http://aboutglycolicacid.com/glycolic-acid-products/

      I hope this helped!

  5. QUESTION:
    Where to find a product with glycolic acid?
    I'm looking for a product with glycolic acid as the only active ingredient from 8%-10% concentration, but I can't find anything that meets those requirements. If you know of any, please name a product that fits that description.

    • ANSWER:
      EBAY! Go to the eBay 'store' or 'express' section. There are several people selling high quality medical grade glycolic acid. I myself purchase the 50% glycolic acid for chemical peels in a 2 ounce contain for about but I've also seen solutions as low as 2% for less cost. Here is a link to the seller that have been purchasing from and have always had great transactions.

      Otherwise, you can do a Yahoo search for 'medical grade glycolic acid' and find many others selling such products.

      http://stores.ebay.com/sharefair

  6. QUESTION:
    What is glycolic peeling? and what is micro dermabrasion? Is there any diff b/w them?
    can any dermatologist advice on it. Answers from other members are also invited.

    • ANSWER:
      Microderm deeply exfoliates your face with either crystal going onto your skin, or a wand with crystals on the end of it, It also involves a vaccum, that sucks all of the exfoliated dead skin off of your face, and also helps to reduce wrinkles. it reduces pore size, and removes discoloration. It is recommended that you not go into the sunlight, for i believe like 48 hours after you get a treatment, and you need to make sure you wear sun block everyday. A glycolic peel is a light chemical peel, meaning you don't have down time after it. heavier peels may require down time. It will basically do the same thing as microderm, it exfoliates and evens skin tone, also to an extent in can help clear up your acne. The deeper peels do more. The biggest difference is that peels are faster working. Microderm you need a series, You can get it done as close together as once a week, or as far apart as once a month, and it doesn't do much without a series except make your skin softer. peels you get more immediate results, getting them once a month is good for maintaining your skin. But once you get into deeper ones, you shouldn't get them too much or it can really thin your skin out. Microderm can be anywhere from a session to 0 a session. I also prefer Diamond tone to crystals. and peels I do them for for some and other up to . Hope I helped

  7. QUESTION:
    will a 50% glycolic chemical peel get rid of mild acne scars?
    i have tried a 30% sayalic peel with NO results at all, so i want to stay within the AHA family, but go stronger... do you think this will work for me?

    • ANSWER:
      I'm not sure that you would want to go to a stronger concentration of AHA's ~ 50% is pretty strong and might start to cause irritation. Have you ever tried the beta hydroxy acids (BHA's)? It really works wonders on mild acne/scars and it a wonderful exfoliant.

  8. QUESTION:
    Is there a way to make scars from spots on your face and body heal faster/dissapear?
    I'm a boy so make up is out of the window :P any special creams or home remedies are well appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      Yup, In my quest to remove some pigmentation spots I have tried just about ALL the scar remedies out there ( i.e Mederma, Bio Oil, Rosehip oil, fade out cream, 10% glycolic moisturizers, lemon juice, bright cream, Vitamin E cream, tend skin, Hirudoid Cream, etc)

      Nothing worked quick enough for my liking so I went to visit a dermatologist last week who prescribed Retino A 0.05% Cream & ESLITE Cream (it's a cream containing hydroquinone, octinoxate & oxybenzone.)

      I apply the ESLITE in the morning & the Retino A in the evenings, followed by cetaphil moisturizer as the creams dry my skin out badly.

      I also avoid exposure to the sun (wear an SPF 30 sunscreen if you can't cover the area)

      Anyway after a week I can already see a marked improvement so am hopeful this will finally work in removing my scars, the expectation the dermatologist set was an improvement of 20% after 2 weeks then follow that with a 50% solution glycolic peel or TCA peel.

      Also she advised to stop exfoliating the area for a while as I was exfoliating 3 times a week & it was actually aggravating my scars.

      Anyway so far though it's early days I'm more than happy with the results as after only a week I can already see visible improvements which has never happened with the other treatments I tried.

  9. QUESTION:
    What do dermatologists use when doing a glycolic peel? Is it available in drugstores ?

    • ANSWER:
      I really don't believe in using chemicals when you can avoid it... but here's an article about the glycolic peel that indicates it's pretty much done in the doctor's office...

      http://www.plasticsurgerypa.com/index.cfm?event=SubcategoryView&CategoryID=34&SubcategoryID=54

      but of course, you can get it online, at this spot for between - ...

      http://www.glycolicpeel.com/index.html

      I don't know if you can get it at the drugstore. However, I'd recommend a less harsh cleansing routine that includes an exfoliating masque before going to the expense of a chemical peel, either in a doctor's office or over-the-electronic-counter. I recommend the Arbonne Thermal Fusion Masque to my clients...

      http://www.arbonnemarketing.com/PK/dl/pk/485.pdf

      It's a great in-home masque that uses thermal fusion technology to offer similar results without the same side effects. This masque will leave a slight "sunburn" effect for up to four hours, so I usually advise clients to use it before going to bed. They don't get the "peel" effect that glycolic or other chemical peels result in from their use.

      Feel free to email me if you'd like to know more about Arbonne...

  10. QUESTION:
    What are some available treatments to treat shallow acne scarring?
    The right side of my face has always been more prone to acne, my guess is it is due to the fact that I often sleep on my right side. There are quite a few noticeable but shallow acne scars. What kind of treatments exist to minimize the appearance of scars? I'm open to new products or to try out in office treatments as well. Thank you for your info.

    • ANSWER:
      Mechanical peels like dermabrasion, diamond peel and others that scrubs off the surface of your skin are detrimental and will not be helpful for scars and acne. It will even encourage break outs and scar formation.

      I strongly suggest glycolic acid of 30-50%, TCA of 20-30% or retinoic acid peels as these are very effective to clear the skin and decrease scar formation.

      The best product i can recommend for severe acne scars and acne itself is zeonfusion miracle peel from skinpeelshop.com

      Ive been using it for 8 months and it made my skin literally perfect. My skin was not perfect to begin with as I have deep acne scars and severe acne. It is used once or twice a month and the effect is amazing in just one session.

      Skin damage and scar formation is preventable, I suggest going to a dermatologist atleast once a month as well. Also drink plenty of water.

  11. QUESTION:
    How can i get rid of box looking deep acne scars on the forehead without surgury?
    Ive has acne scars since 4th grade. I dont have acne anymore but i picked when i was little. Ive heard mederma is good for scars but what about the kinds like mine that look like tiny chunks of my skin are miasing?:( without surgury pleasee

    • ANSWER:
      Mechanical peels like dermabrasion, diamond peel and others that scrubs off the surface of your skin are detrimental and will not be helpful for scars and acne. It will even encourage break outs and scar formation.

      I strongly suggest glycolic acid of 30-50%, TCA of 20-30% or retinoic acid peels as these are very effective to clear the skin and decrease scar formation.

      The best product i can recommend for severe acne scars and acne itself is zeonfusion miracle peel from skinpeelshop.com

      Ive been using it for 8 months and it made my skin literally perfect. My skin was not perfect to begin with as I have deep acne scars and severe acne. It is used once or twice a month and the effect is amazing in just one session.

      Skin damage and scar formation is preventable, I suggest going to a dermatologist atleast once a month as well. Also drink plenty of water.

  12. QUESTION:
    How to reduce dark spots caused by sun?
    Recently, I have been into cycling a lot. But I wear half-sleeve t-shirts while cycling and due to long exposure under the sun, my hands (from the elbow and downwards) and my face has darkened a lot more than my actual body complexion. What can I do to take them back to their original complexion?

    • ANSWER:
      Mechanical peels like dermabrasion, diamond peel and others that scrubs off the surface of your skin are detrimental and will not be helpful for scars and acne. It will even encourage break outs and scar formation.

      I strongly suggest glycolic acid of 30-50%, TCA of 20-30% or retinoic acid peels as these are very effective to clear the skin and decrease scar formation.

      The best product i can recommend for severe acne scars and acne itself is zeonfusion miracle peel from skinpeelshop.com

      Ive been using it for 8 months and it made my skin literally perfect. My skin was not perfect to begin with as I have deep acne scars and severe acne. It is used once or twice a month and the effect is amazing in just one session.

      Skin damage and scar formation is preventable, I suggest going to a dermatologist atleast once a month as well. Also drink plenty of water.

  13. QUESTION:
    What are the best products at the following stores?
    1. Origins
    2. Bath and body works
    3. L'occitaine

    Please keep in mind I have dry, acne prone skin. Im going to a shopping center with these stores and i want to know what you would want to buy. Thanks so much, easy ten points!!!!!!

    Im looking for haircare, makeup, skin/body care, anything!!!! Easpecially things for acne though.

    • ANSWER:
      Origins makes the best lipsticks I have ever used in a natural beauty line. They are longlasting on your lips and they come in beautiful colors. I also love their powder blushes. The colors are very natural looking and soft. You have to apply them with a heavy hand because they are kind of sheer, but once applied they will last all day.

      My current favorite from Bath & Body Works is the Wild Honeysuckle eau de toilette fragrance and the matching lotion. It's slightly sweet and floral, and it's perfect for summer. It isn't overpowering either. Their body butters are also good, and so is the Tahiti Sweetie line. It smells amazing and is moisturizing too.

      L'Occitane is very expensive, so I don't purchase their products. They are imported from France, which is where a lot of the markup comes from. I have tried some of their fragrances and found them to be unpleasant. Sorry I can't recommend anything from them.

      For acne I recommend a 2% salicylic acid facial cleanser, a 10% benzoyl peroxide cream at night, and during the day Aveeno moisturizer with sunscreen, which is sold at drugstores. It's light and won't clog your pores. You can find the cleanser in the drugstore. Neutrogena makes it and so does Clean & Clear. You can also buy it when it's on sale from Avon for .50. The cream is sold by Clearasil and Clean & Clear and others. Once a week or so use a glycolic peel kit like the one from L'Oreal, sold at drugstores for about .00.

      Expensive products are not always better. I have found that I am just as happy with the cheaper products as I am with the high-end ones, and they perform just as well. With that in mind, buy what you like and what you can afford. And above all else, have fun.

  14. QUESTION:
    What treatments can be done to make my skin perfectly smooth and evenly toned?
    I had acne for a couple of years and it has recently settled down and I barely breakout (the only time i do is when my period comes and even then its not bad at all as it used to be)..now my problem are scars from my acne and light freckles (from the sun i assume from before I used sun protection on my face), a little bit of redness also.

    I would just like to have smooth skin and evenly toned. I dont want products that I can buy at walgreens and what not..I want treatments that can be done at the doctor (price doesnt matter) that will deliver dramatic results quickly.

    Thanks :)

    • ANSWER:
      A chemical peel will be your best bet, cos it removes/peels the top layer of your skin to reveal a smoother clearer new skin surface. A 50% TCA or Glycolic acid will give great results and 100% will give very dramatic results. U can get it done @ a dermatologist for prices ranging from $ 1500 to 00 or alternately you can get the chemical solution from ebay for less than and do it ur self @ home. NB: for the ebay try Nova Clinic or Bettercomplexion ebay seller stores cos they actually have photos of customers who have used their peels and the various results and they have great feedbacks. Hope this helps

  15. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of really bad acne scars?
    I have pretty bad acne scars all around my chin, and I have to spend ages covering them up. Is there any way I can get rid of them, of at least reduce their appearance? Cheap methods would suit me... X

    • ANSWER:
      Mechanical peels like dermabrasion, diamond peel and others that scrubs off the surface of your skin are detrimental and will not be helpful for scars and acne. It will even encourage break outs and scar formation.

      I strongly suggest glycolic acid of 30-50%, TCA of 20-30% or retinoic acid peels as these are very effective to clear the skin and decrease scar formation.

      The best product i can recommend for severe acne scars and acne itself is zeonfusion miracle peel from skinpeelshop.com

      Ive been using it for 8 months and it made my skin literally perfect. My skin was not perfect to begin with as I have deep acne scars and severe acne. It is used once or twice a month and the effect is amazing in just one session.

      Skin damage and scar formation is preventable, I suggest going to a dermatologist atleast once a month as well. Also drink plenty of water.

  16. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of acne scars and marks FAST?
    Hello:) I had lots of acne scars and marks and I was wondering if there was a way I could use common household products to help them go away.
    Thanks :)
    OH and make my skin less red? My face is alwaaaaaays red.
    And if it helps, I'm a swimmer and I never go a day without swimming and I think it has to do with the chlorine maybe. But what are ways I can get acne scars, marks, and redness to go away fast?

    • ANSWER:
      Mechanical peels like dermabrasion, diamond peel and others that scrubs off the surface of your skin are detrimental and will not be helpful for scars and acne. It will even encourage break outs and scar formation.

      I strongly suggest glycolic acid of 30-50%, TCA of 20-30% or retinoic acid peels as these are very effective to clear the skin and decrease scar formation.

      The best product i can recommend for severe acne scars and acne itself is zeonfusion miracle peel from skinpeelshop.com

      Ive been using it for 8 months and it made my skin literally perfect. My skin was not perfect to begin with as I have deep acne scars and severe acne. It is used once or twice a month and the effect is amazing in just one session.

      Skin damage and scar formation is preventable, I suggest going to a dermatologist atleast once a month as well. Also drink plenty of water.

  17. QUESTION:
    What's the difference between Acne and Rosacea?
    I was just wondering...

    • ANSWER:
      This question is not an easy one to answer since acne looks so much like rosacea. However, there are factors to consider when a physician diagnoses rosacea. You should know about these factors:

      (1) Rosacea does not usually present itself with blackheads (comedo formations) that are seen with acne vulgaris.

      (2) Acne usually presents itself with plugging of the ducts of the oil glands, resulting in blackheads and pimples on the face and sometimes also the back, shoulders or chest. Rosacea seems to be linked to the vascular network of the central facial skin and causes redness, bumps, pimples and other symptoms that rarely goes beyond the face.

      (3) The age of onset, and the location of redness is a clue. Rosacea is commonly an adult disease, and is generally restricted to the nose, cheeks, chin and forehead. However, young ones have been diagnosed with rosacea. Also, one report “indicated that some people who have rosacea do not have it on their face at all, but rather on their back or elsewhere” which adds to the confusion.

      (4) Rosacea is usually accompanied with frequent flushing and a persistent redness while acne vulgaris usually doesn’t present itself with flushing. However not all report frequent flushing and flush no more than the general population.

      (5) Acne treatments tend to aggravate rosacea leading to a diagnosis of rosacea. Common treatments for acne such as Salicylic Acid, Glycolic Acid, Tretinoin, Retin-A Micro, Avita, Differin, Benzoyl Peroxide, Azelaic Acid, Triclosan, Acne peels, Chemical peels, Topical exfoliants, Toners, Astringents, Witch Hazel and Alcohol tend to aggravate rosacea (but not always). Rosacea sufferers have extremely sensitive skin. Therefore, when a patient doesn’t respond to acne treatment and the acne treatment aggravates the condition it may be diagnosed as rosacea.

      (6) Eye symptoms are not associated with acne, so a careful examination for eye symptoms or a finding of ocular pathology will help confirm the diagnosis of rosacea. 50% of rosaceans have ocular rosacea.

      (7) Unlike acne, rosacea is not driven forward by Propionibacterium , and subsequently should not be treated using acne medications. However, to add more confusion there is a theory that P. acnes may be a potential aggravating factor in rosacea.15 But before you get excited about this, be sure to read my chapter on What Causes Rosacea?

      Just to really add to the confusion it is not uncommon for acne and rosacea to co-exist. Yes, you can have acne and rosacea at the same time! You are beginning to understand the confusion, frustration, mystery, and misunderstanding that rosaceans go through.

  18. QUESTION:
    What's the best treatment for minor acne scars?
    Is derm-abrasion still still it? How about collogen injections?

    • ANSWER:
      I think Glycolic Acid 50% Chemical Peel, (Professional) is the best for minor acne scars.http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000YOKZLG?ie=UTF8&tag=digitsy-marina-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B000YOKZLG

  19. QUESTION:
    Question for people who have used 70% Glycolic Acid,What should I expect after using it for 10min on my face?
    I just did a facial peel with 70% Glycolic Acid. My face tingles and feels like a sunburn. I don't really notice any skin changes except my face looks like every hidden pimple has surfaced and popped. So what should I expect from this peel in the next day or so?

    Will these peels really help skin look great?

    • ANSWER:
      70 percent glycolic acid? 10 minutes.. presumabley your first time... I would have expected your face to actually have burned right off!! For first time users 70 percent is wayyyyyyy too much!! Use 30 percent for face... 70 percent is for back and body; 50 percent can be used anywhere including face but for shorter periods of times and after your skin is used to peels. Be careful using 50 percent on your face.. use it for 2 minutes at a time on every area and never forget to neutralize with Baking soda and then rinse off with LOTS of cold water.

      I actually dont believe you used 70 percent glycolic acid for 10 minutes.. your would have felt more than just tingling for certain unless you used a very thin layer.. if not then you could have done something bad.

      To be honest you wont look significantly better until after a couple of peels and from now it will actually look worse for the next couple days because the dead skin will accumulate and flake off or scab / turn brown.

      First off.. moisturize the area you peeled very well and protect it with sunscreen and dont do anything else to it for the next 2 days. Try not to go out in the sun. If you are asian or have darker skin tones you may notice your skin start to brown or if you had that peel on for that long your skin will in fact scab.. dont peel this off.. just let it fall of on its own.. its like a scab anywhere else on your body. If you peel off the skin and scabs you WILL affect the pigmentation of the new skin and it could end up looking worse than you originally looked!!!! When your skin has fully peeled it will feel very soft and smooth like baby's skin. Keep your face protected with sunscreen and allow your new skin underneath to be protected and to pigment and blend in with unaffected areas of normal skin.

      If you know what your are doing these peels will make your skin look better.

  20. QUESTION:
    can you have a chemical face peel at 16 years old ?
    i'm considering this cause i have lots of scars on my face from various people clawing me in netball and red marks from old spots etc..
    am i too young ?! legally.. not in your opinion ! and has anyone out there had one that can tell me more about it and if it worked well? Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      I go to a "medical" spa near where I live, they can start you out with a mild peel, and then each time you go in, (usually every 2 weeks) they can give you a peel at higher concentration. By the way you can't get this in a salon or spa, it has to have a doctor on the premises, or a physician assistant. Salon and spas can only administer up to a certain strength legally. I pay around for mine (glycolic or lactic acid peels) and I go about every 3 months as maintenance. I t will help with some scarring, I would look into getting a photofacial. Also again you should only get this in a medical setting. I have seen excellent results with photofacials for scarring. At your age, it should be no problem

  21. QUESTION:
    glycolic acid off the web vs. glycolic acid at doctors office?
    What is the difference with glycolic acid off the internet vs. Glycolic acid at a doctors office? I have had 2 glycolic acid procedures done at my dermantologist office with 30% and its 60 bucks each time. I seen bottles online for about 17 dollars. And they have great reviews, 4.5/5 stars. Is there any difference with these two bottles? Or should I stick with my dermantologist or try the bottles online?

    • ANSWER:
      The difference is really having a trained professional applying an acid versus a untrained consumer. The doctor is liable for any harm done.

      The quality of some glycolic acid peels on the web are excellent such as those from Skin Laboratory. I am currently using Skin Laboratory 50% Glycolic Acid Gel.

      I burned my skin a few times and it was not fun AT ALL. The pros of buying online from credible merchants and doing it yourself is
      1) cost-effective (obviously)
      2) convenient
      3) results (when used properly)

      Okay, one major concern I read often: how can I be sure of the quality of the peel?
      Well, you can contact the company for certification (I am not aware of Skin Laboratory does that in my case). Or, you can buy pH paper and test the acidity. Or, you can titrate the acid to determine if there really is 30% glycolic acid or 50% glycolic acid.

      Bottom Line: if you happen to be a clumsy person, please do not do it yourself and have a board-certified dermatologist apply it.

  22. QUESTION:
    Can olay total effect reduce my acne or acne scars?
    Can olay total effect reduce my acne or acne scars? i have many acne scars in my chin and cheek ,and some small size acne in my forehead . BTW im a 14 yrs old male.

    • ANSWER:
      Mechanical peels like dermabrasion, diamond peel and others that scrubs off the surface of your skin are detrimental and will not be helpful for scars and acne. It will even encourage break outs and scar formation.

      I strongly suggest glycolic acid of 30-50%, TCA of 20-30% or retinoic acid peels as these are very effective to clear the skin and decrease scar formation.

      The best product i can recommend for severe acne scars and acne itself is zeonfusion miracle peel from skinpeelshop.com

      Ive been using it for 8 months and it made my skin literally perfect. My skin was not perfect to begin with as I have deep acne scars and severe acne. It is used once or twice a month and the effect is amazing in just one session.

      Skin damage and scar formation is preventable, I suggest going to a dermatologist atleast once a month as well. Also drink plenty of water.

  23. QUESTION:
    Used Lactic Acid 50%, but after 4 days, skin became dry again. Can't use it for another week right?
    I was just wondering if there's another peel out there that is less sensitizing so I can use it like 3 times a week. I know that peels should only be used once a week but is there something out there where you can use it 3 times a week?

    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Maybe and I mean maybe a 15% glycolic acid peel... Altho any peel shouldnt be used more than once or twice a week..give yohr skin some.healing tims

  24. QUESTION:
    How can I get rid of marks on my face?
    Ive had spots (zits) on my face and where they have been I have red marks (I think theyre called blemishes??) ...Is there anything that can help get rid of them?

    • ANSWER:
      Glycolic acid chemical peel. You can buy the acid on ebay. You do a peel a week for 6 weeks, all you have to do is make sure you look after the skin cleanse/tone and use a moisturiser with a spf of at least 15. I had acne when i was younger and have tried everything possible to get rid of the scarring, believe me this is the only thing that works. Plus its very affordable, a bottle of 50% Glycolic acid which lasts for about 8 peels is around about £5-£7 on ebay!

  25. QUESTION:
    i have these small pink bumps on my legs and arms and a few on my back any ideas on what this is?
    they're pink almost flesh color,and they're a bit larger than a pen head and i've had them for a few years and haven't thought anything of them untill recently when my friend commented on them they don't itch or hurt what-so-ever! any ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      Keritosis Pilaris. It is a skin condition which can be treated with Glycolic Acid or hydrocortizone cream. Glycolic Acid works better and is safe for daily use and use on the face and on children as well. This is genetic and your kids each will have a 50% chance of having it. It can be reduced/improved with daily care twice a day. AVON has a chemical peel you can use 3 times a week which is great for this and they also have a bump minimizing lotion which can be used daily twice a day. The lotion may be discontinued though; I bought a bunch right before they quit making it.

      You may wish to see a dermatologist for confirmation. I have this same condition.

      "Worldwide, keratosis pilaris affects an estimated 40 to 50% of the adult population and approximately 50 to 80% of all adolescents. Varying in degree, cases of KP can range from minimal to severe."

  26. QUESTION:
    What is a good scar cream remover?
    I just had my appendix taken out about 3 weeks ago and I want to get rid of the scars what are some good creams to help ? Im from the USA

    • ANSWER:
      Mechanical peels like dermabrasion, diamond peel and others that scrubs off the surface of your skin are detrimental and will not be helpful for scars and acne. It will even encourage break outs and scar formation.

      I strongly suggest glycolic acid of 30-50%, TCA of 20-30% or retinoic acid peels as these are very effective to clear the skin and decrease scar formation.

      The best product i can recommend for severe acne scars and acne itself is zeonfusion miracle peel from skinpeelshop.com

      Ive been using it for 8 months and it made my skin literally perfect. My skin was not perfect to begin with as I have deep acne scars and severe acne. It is used once or twice a month and the effect is amazing in just one session.

      Skin damage and scar formation is preventable, I suggest going to a dermatologist atleast once a month as well. Also drink plenty of water.

  27. QUESTION:
    How to get Rid Of acne scars in one week?
    I Got One week Off of School And im Hoping to clear my acne So Can you Tell me Natural ways to get rid of acne in 7 Days (One week) I applied to school and now im taking a week off that means i aint gna wear foundation so tell me any natural ways to prevent it thank you

    • ANSWER:
      Mechanical peels like dermabrasion, diamond peel and others that scrubs off the surface of your skin are detrimental and will not be helpful for scars and acne. It will even encourage break outs and scar formation.

      I strongly suggest glycolic acid of 30-50%, TCA of 20-30% or retinoic acid peels as these are very effective to clear the skin and decrease scar formation.

      The best product i can recommend for severe acne scars and acne itself is zeonfusion miracle peel from skinpeelshop.com

      Ive been using it for 8 months and it made my skin literally perfect. My skin was not perfect to begin with as I have deep acne scars and severe acne. It is used once or twice a month and the effect is amazing in just one session.

      Skin damage and scar formation is preventable, I suggest going to a dermatologist atleast once a month as well. Also drink plenty of water.

  28. QUESTION:
    How do I pass a saliva Drug test?
    I have a saliva drug test & i need to pass!!!!

    • ANSWER:
      Many of the folks addressing your concerns are infuriatingly self-riteous, pompous, and lame. You aren't asking to be degraded by Anti-Drug Nazi's who smuggly reply that you're "BAD" if you do drugs and will FAIL any drug tests once you do. Those guys need to get a hobby and look at THEMSELVES IN THE MIRROR using the same "I'm better than you are druggie" standards ON THEMSELVES! Sorry but the Yahoo-Better-Than-You crowd is not helpful or kind or honest -- it just serves to feed obese Egos who need to put you down to make themselves feel "Better" than you.

      OK, sorry! Had to vent that. Now here's what you do:

      1. BRUSH YOUR TEETH, TONGUE AND MOUTH TOTALLY ON TEST DAY. BRUSH THE INSIDES OF YOUR CHEEKS AND UNDER YOUR TONGUE AS WELL.
      THEN...
      2. GARGLE WITH HYDROGEN PEROXIDE VIGOROUSLY FOR AT LEAST 2 MINUTES.
      3. REPEAT ITEMS #1 AND #2 -- YOUR MOUTH MAY BE RAW AND SORE BUT THE ALTERNATIVES IF YOU FAIL THE SALIVA TEST ARE FAR MORE PAINFUL SO BRUSH & GARGLE LOTS!!!
      4. ARE YOU AWARE OF THE COMMON BEAUTY/AGE MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS USED IN "CHEMICAL PEELS"?
      YOU CAN GO TO AMAZON.COM AND ORDER VARIOUS CHEMICAL PEELS FOR LESS THAN A BOTTLE.
      5. IF YOU REALLY NEED TO PASS THE TEST, I HAVE FOUND THAT A MOUTH RINSE OF 9 PARTS HYDROGEN PEROXIDE TO 1 PART 50% GLYCOLIC ACID SOLUTION IS AMAZINGLY SUCCESSFUL WITH SALIVA TESTS. I'VE USED AN HOUR BEFORE A SALIVA TEST AND STILL PASSED IT EVERY TIME. THE ACID LITERALLY "EXFOLIATES" YOUR MOUTH AND ERASES THE TRACE OF DRUGS USED IN SO DOING. IT DOES BURN OR STING A BIT, BUT I'VE BEEN USING AND PASSING DRUG TESTS FOR MONTHS NOW USING THIS METHOD. EVERY TIME I COME UP CLEAN.

      GOOD LUCK TO YOU!
      P.S. SALIVA TESTS ONLY REFLECT THE 24 HOURS PRIOR TO THEIR BEING ADMINISTERED SO IF YOU HAVE A DAY OR TWO, TRY TO CUT DOWN WITH USING TO ENSURE THAT YOU DO PASS THE TEST.

      I hope this has been helpful to you.
      I really does work too!

  29. QUESTION:
    Has anyone ever tried the Glycolic Lac 60% Peel from skin laboratory?
    Or any peel from skin laboratory? Just got mine today...any experiences?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, I have tried and finished the bottle. I am using the 50% Glycolic Acid Gel now. Good company.

      Be careful and follow directions. I am not fond of their recommendation that you can do a peel every 7 days or something. At least 1-1.5 month.

  30. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of acne scars?
    I have a good amount of scars from having acne for 2 years and it now finally clear...Anything that can get rid of scars...and it not being a cream that will give me more pimples..Thanks for your help

    • ANSWER:
      Chemical peels glycolic acid 50% every 3 days for 2 mins on the skin and the wash it off with cold water

  31. QUESTION:
    will using a skin peel get rid of marks from past acne.?
    I havent had a single zit for around a month a half to two months thanks to my doc, so now i have this smooth skin but i still have these marks. And it doesn't look as bad as having acne but its still really annoying, and i want to have a perfect completion. so bought this skin peel from philosophy and well my question to who ever answers this is. will that peel get rid of those marks, and if not then maybe you could tell me about something that will.

    • ANSWER:
      It depends on what it contains and what percentage it contains. I'm looking at their website now and from what I'm seeing, this stuff will do nothing but empty your wallet.

      Best bet: Glycolic peel--starting with 30% for sensitive skin and 50% for regular skin. You can order glycolic peel solutions on ebay for pretty cheap--I use a store called glycolicsolutions2 on ebay.

      Alternative: Mario Badescu Whitening Mask. It WILL fade the dark marks and smells great. Not expensive. Find it at Ulta. Here's a review on it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HM44IKRKBjs

  32. QUESTION:
    bio oil or palmers or mederma works best for dermatitis scars and chicken pox scars?
    can someone tell me which one is the best for removing scars. thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      I add glycolic acid to my body creams etc.
      There is a good canadian site www.larachem.com - they sell a good range of peels.
      A word of caution - use sparingly.
      Glycolic can give great results, but dont try to rush it on any sort of application - I use three to four drops of 50% twice a day in my skin care. Whilst not necessarily what the peel priducts are sold for, it is a great ongoing maintenance routine and my skin has never been healthier.
      I also use it on other parts of the bod other than face.
      It has helped rejunvenate the skin on the back of my hands which had been knocked around by the sun, and can be helpful in lessening scarring.
      READ LOTS, tread gently. You will get good long term results.

  33. QUESTION:
    How can I get rid of acne scars on my face?

    • ANSWER:
      Mechanical peels like dermabrasion, diamond peel and others that scrubs off the surface of your skin are detrimental and will not be helpful for scars and acne. It will even encourage break outs and scar formation.

      I strongly suggest glycolic acid of 30-50%, TCA of 20-30% or retinoic acid peels as these are very effective to clear the skin and decrease scar formation.

      The best product i can recommend for severe acne scars and acne itself is zeonfusion miracle peel from skinpeelshop.com

      Ive been using it for 8 months and it made my skin literally perfect. My skin was not perfect to begin with as I have deep acne scars and severe acne. It is used once or twice a month and the effect is amazing in just one session.

      Skin damage and scar formation is preventable, I suggest going to a dermatologist atleast once a month as well. Also drink plenty of water.

  34. QUESTION:
    I'm 29 and am starting to notice fine lines around my eyes and forehead. Will facials or glycolic peels help?
    Any advice on what I should be doing to eliminate or reduce them and prevent them from worsening? I think I have combination skin. Any products or procedures you'd recommend?

    • ANSWER:
      Go to Clinique.com and do their skin evaluation. Once you do that you'll know your skin type and they will mark which products are right for your skin type and thats key to taking care of your skin.

      I did it, and ordered one of their signature lines, the 1-2-3 set, it costs .50 and you get a cleanser, toner and moisturizer. Its a wonderful little set, I love how it works.

      I also recommend getting a Clarisonic MD Facial brush. You wouldnt believe the results from using that thing! You can check them out at clarisonic.com

      Besides all that, you could go and see a dermatologist and inquire about a silk peel, it gives you the same effects as a chem peel but its less invasive and much more enjoyable process, LOL!

      Good luck to you!

  35. QUESTION:
    does the clearisil perfectawash cleansing system really work?
    thinking about purchasing it
    -i have mild acne and a little bit of scarring

    • ANSWER:
      No it does it. Two major flaws:

      1) You cannot get rid of acne with just washing.
      2) Salicylic acid is an effective acne-fighting ingredient. This is great, but the problem is that it is in a cleanser. Salicylic acid needs to be absorbed to work, but you will eventually rinse it down in a face wash. Salicylic acid needs to also be at a low pH to work, but the use of water needed to rinse the cleanser will neutralize it. Salicylic acid in this product is useless.

      You need a well-designed regimen to combat acne.

      1)A well-formulated water-soluble cleanser to remove oil, dirt, dead skin cells, and makeup. Try Clean & Clear Foaming Face Wash OR Olay Foaming Face Wash, Sensitive.
      2)A well-formulated, pH-adjusted, beta-hydroxy acid exfoliant with salicylic acid in 1-2% concentration to reduce inflammation, kill bacteria, and exfoliate on top of skin and within the pore lining to unclog any plug. If you are allergic to salicylic acid (or aspirin), then your alternative can be an alpha-hydroxy acid such as glycolic acid or mandelic acid. Try Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Stress Control 3-in-1 Hydrating Acne Treatment OR Paula's Choice Exfoliating 2% Beta Hydroxy Acid Gel.
      3)A well-formulated benzoyl peroxide medication in 2.5-10% concentration to kill acne bacteria. The lower the concentration the lower the risk of side effects including dryness, peeling, redness, stinging, etc. Try Neutrogena On-the-Spot Treatment OR Oxy Clinical Clearing Treatment OR Clearasil Daily Acne Control Vanishing Acne Treatment Cream.
      4)A well-formulated, matte-finish, and lightweight sunscreen with SPF 15 or greater to protect your skin from UV-inflammation, which can exacerbate acne, as well as prevent skin cancer. It is imperative to reapply after swimming, excessive perspiration, or every 2 hours for optimal photoprotection, especially in the sun. Try Coppertone SPORTS Sunscreen Lotion SPF 15/30/50 OR Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch SPF 30/45/50.

      Best Wishes.

  36. QUESTION:
    TCA solution got on my lips after I had a mild TCA peel on face.?
    My lips are slightly tingly, drier and some discoloration. Does anyone know if my lips will heal from this? It's uncomfortable.

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  37. QUESTION:
    Are glycolic home face peel kits with MD ingredients safe?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes it is safe.
      Make sure what % the peel is. It should be under 30% for mild. Most home kits are from 5- 10% even 2% for really sensitive skin.

      Most spas use 30%, 50% and i believe 60 or 70%, the higher the acid the more powerful and more affect it will preform on your face. I recently did a 30% glycolic peel on my mother (which is considered a mild peel) redness lasted about 1-2 hours and cleared up - she was perfectly fine ( used a home kit)

      So check the % to make sure. Ive read reviews where females would do their own peel home kits with acid % of 50 and 60 and it burn their face and ruin it! So be very careful. If you use it step to stept you should be perfectly safe!

  38. QUESTION:
    How to even skin tone?
    I'd really like to even out my skin tone on my face from redness and some scars. I also want to try to avoid anything that will whiten my face or make my skin tone lighter. I just want to clear it up a bit. Anyone have any ideas? XO thanks :-)

    • ANSWER:
      If it is like the dark spots left of acne try glycolic peel. I found this website and they are very cheap. i am using 50% glycolic acid for my scars. they have salicylic acid as well but i dint want to buy that as it costs more than glycolic acid. not too pricey though. i can see them fading. not completely gone as i had been using it only for 6 times now. but i actually can see a difference.

  39. QUESTION:
    Can a 100% strength glycolic chemical peel remove scars?
    Tell me step by step...How to use it

    • ANSWER:
      STOP!!! I hope you have not done this yet!! I am a licensed esthetician so you can believe me on this one. 100%glyclolic will give you severe burns, in my state the highest you can legally perform is a 50% and that is very strong indeed, only used on peel "veterans" that have worked their way up starting at a 15% depending on fitzpatrick scale skin typing. (how fast you burn in the sun, or what happens to your skin in the sun and how long it takes) The highest available peel that my license can buy is 70%. I don't know where you got 100% but i would not use it. My advice to you is go to a licensed esthetician in a reputable salon, or go to a dermatologist or plastic surgeons office for a professional facial and peel evaluation. Let a professional that is trained in this to let you know if your skin can handle a peel even. Truly the most common peel I perform with a facial is usually a 30 to 35%. I did a 50 on myself a few days ago and Im an experienced peeler (once a month) and still had what felt like a sunburn and sloughing.(50 is till too strong for me). Also, if you have a peel be sure to really load up on the sunscreen (30 spf) for at least 3 days after, that is new baby skin you've just revealed and it will burn easily and cause hyper or hypo pigmentation. (sun spots, or loss of pigmentation) you do not want that.. Be Careful..To answer your question though. doing a 30 to 50% glycolic (depending on your skin type) for 2 to 4 minutes once a week for 6 weeks, should diminish the appearance of acne scars, usually)..100 % one time is only gonna burn you, this is a regimen to be performed by a professional, im serious.

  40. QUESTION:
    How to get younger looking skin?
    I had bad acne when i was a teenager so i have scars, but now im 21 and get a spot here and there so i must control grease on my face, BUT my skin makes me look older, what can i do or what products can i use to make my face skin look younger and healthier, i exercise all the time and drink plenty of water with a good diet

    • ANSWER:
      Mechanical peels like dermabrasion, diamond peel and others that scrubs off the surface of your skin are detrimental and will not be helpful for scars and acne. It will even encourage break outs and scar formation.

      I strongly suggest glycolic acid of 30-50%, TCA of 20-30% or retinoic acid peels as these are very effective to clear the skin and decrease scar formation.

      The best product i can recommend for severe acne scars and acne itself is zeonfusion miracle peel from skinpeelshop.com

      Ive been using it for 8 months and it made my skin literally perfect. My skin was not perfect to begin with as I have deep acne scars and severe acne. It is used once or twice a month and the effect is amazing in just one session.

      Skin damage and scar formation is preventable, I suggest going to a dermatologist atleast once a month as well. Also drink plenty of water.

  41. QUESTION:
    CHEMICAL PEELS- have you had one and, if so, was it the superficial, medium or deep type?
    What did you think of it? Too harsh? Worth doing? Are they expensive?
    ISLANDEYES- how old ARE you, exactly? Probably 17, right? Wait until you are older and then see if you still hold the sam extreme views on things. Oh and no need to be insulting- I didn't ask for approval, just for personal experiences.

    • ANSWER:
      I do superficial and medium peels. The superficial peels are 50% glycolic acid which I do a couple of time a month. The medium peels are 30% TCA which I do a couple of times a year.

      I was going to have a deep one which was a phenol peel but never went ahead with it because it's expensive and requires a lot of downtime.

      I recommend visiting makeupartistschoice or platinumskincare for glycolic and TCA peels.

  42. QUESTION:
    ways to LIGHTEN skin tone/ mild acne scars/dark spots?
    Hi there.
    i have had pimples during my teenage years (still get them occasionally) but now i have darker pigments from the pimples i had on my face. I have some freckles but i want to lighten these scars and make my skin tone more even/lighter. How can i do this?? Im no made of money, home remedies that are safe/ cheap products??

    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      To get rid of my old acne scars I used a product called Glytone. It's Glycolic acid based, and works by giving you a slow gycolic peel, It takes a couple of weeks or months depending on how bad the scars ar, but the results for me were just perfect! You get a wash (2.7% glycolic acid) and a lotion (7%) to use in conjunction daily. I think you can get similar products online, but i got mine from a licensed cosmetic procedure clinic for about £50(GB) the set, didn't even finish the bottles though! I defo would recomend this product, so so worth it, nothing else worked for me ( vit-e, bio-oil). It also clears up any pimples your having now.
      Good luck!

  43. QUESTION:
    Should I use lemon juice for my acne/acne scars?
    I'm thinking of using lemon juice as I heard it lightens acne. How long do you leave it on your skin? Do you have to dilute it as it is very acidic? How long does it take for it to work? Are there any other ways to make acne and acne scars not very noticeable? How much lemon juice should I use? How often should I use it? Sorry I wrote so many questions, I just need to know this before I use it.

    • ANSWER:
      Mechanical peels like dermabrasion, diamond peel and others that scrubs off the surface of your skin are detrimental and will not be helpful for scars and acne. It will even encourage break outs and scar formation.

      I strongly suggest glycolic acid of 30-50%, TCA of 20-30% or retinoic acid peels as these are very effective to clear the skin and decrease scar formation.

      The best product i can recommend for severe acne scars and acne itself is zeonfusion miracle peel from skinpeelshop.com

      Ive been using it for 8 months and it made my skin literally perfect. My skin was not perfect to begin with as I have deep acne scars and severe acne. It is used once or twice a month and the effect is amazing in just one session.

      Skin damage and scar formation is preventable, I suggest going to a dermatologist atleast once a month as well. Also drink plenty of water.

  44. QUESTION:
    Where can I get Glycolic acid peels in chennai?Can someone help me out?

    • ANSWER:
      I don't know anywhere in Chennai other then maybe a dermatologist. I do know that in the USA it is against the law to sell anything over a 15% glycolic over the counter. Most peels are around 30% to 50%. Also it depends on your age. I wouldn't recommend a glycolic peel to anyone under 25 to 30 years old. If you are younger then that just get a great minimal glycolic scrub and use that around three times a week.

  45. QUESTION:
    How can i clear my acne / pimple from oily skin ? ?
    I have a lot of holes on my faces , by holes i mean acne scar , some are ice pick scar , some are just minor scar and one with a hole quite big , how can i make the smaller ? In fact ? Make my skin back and the scar gone ?

    • ANSWER:
      Mechanical peels like dermabrasion, diamond peel and others that scrubs off the surface of your skin are detrimental and will not be helpful for scars and acne. It will even encourage break outs and scar formation.

      I strongly suggest glycolic acid of 30-50%, TCA of 20-30% or retinoic acid peels as these are very effective to clear the skin and decrease scar formation.

      The best product i can recommend for severe acne scars and acne itself is zeonfusion miracle peel from skinpeelshop.com

      Ive been using it for 8 months and it made my skin literally perfect. My skin was not perfect to begin with as I have deep acne scars and severe acne. It is used once or twice a month and the effect is amazing in just one session.

      Skin damage and scar formation is preventable, I suggest going to a dermatologist atleast once a month as well. Also drink plenty of water.

  46. QUESTION:
    What therapeutic use is made of α-hydroxy acids?
    A)_ reduction of skin pigmentation
    B)_fever reduction
    C)_sunscreen
    D)_antibiotic
    E)_ulcer treatment

    • ANSWER:
      A reduction of skin pigmentation.

      They are normally used in chemical peels, but in higher concentrations they can be used to treat skin conditions like acne or photo-damage (such as mottled dyspigmentation, melasma or fine wrinkles).

      According to Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alpha_hydroxy_acid
      "α-hydroxy acids, or alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs), are a class of chemical compounds that consist of a carboxylic acid substituted with a hydroxy group on the adjacent carbon. They may be either naturally occurring or synthetic. AHAs are well-known for their use in the cosmetics industry. They are often found in products claiming to reduce wrinkles or the signs of aging, and improve the overall look and feel of the skin. They are also used as chemical peels available in a dermatologist's office, beauty and health spas and home kits, which usually contain a lower concentration[specify]. Although their effectiveness is documented numerous cosmetic products have appeared on the market with unfounded claims of performance. Many well-known α-hydroxy acids are useful building blocks in organic synthesis: the most common and simple are glycolic acid, lactic acid, citric acid, mandelic acid....

      At higher concentrations, 50 - 70% applied for 3 to 8 minutes under the supervision of a physician, glycolic acid promotes slitting between the cells and can be used to treat acne or photo-damage (such as mottled dyspigmentation, melasma or fine wrinkles). The benefits from such short contact application (chemical peels) depend on the pH of the solution (the more acidic the product, or lower pH, the more pronounced the results), the concentration of GA (higher concentrations produce more vigorous response), the length of application and prior skin conditioning such as prior use of topical vitamin A products. Although single application of 50 - 70% GA will produce beneficial results, multiple treatments every 2 to 4 weeks are required for optimal results. It is important to understand that glycolic acid peels are chemical peels with similar risks and side effects as other peels. Some of the side effects of AHAs chemical peeling can include hyper-pigmentation, persistent redness, scarring as well as flare up of facial herpes infections ("cold sores")."

  47. QUESTION:
    How can i get rid of red stretch marks?
    thank-youh!!!!!!!!!!!

    • ANSWER:
      To Manasa Sharma: there is merit that applying moisturizers onto your body can make it more pliant, but it is about decreasing the number of stretch marks formations, rather than healing red (or white) ones. Another thing is that you do not need to use moisturizer with only coco butter (or any butter for that sense) because there is no solid research proving that it will help. It is because of marketing help and labeling that has cocoa butter associate itself with stretch marks. The research is just not there. Bottom line: any well-formulated moisturizer lotion or cream "may" help.

      There are two well-known ingredients that can help with stretch marks when they are RED. That is alpha hydroxy acid and retinoid/retinol.

      Alpha hydroxy acid function as exfoliant to remove the surface dead skin cells and it has the ability to stimulate collagen production overtime. The speed of results depends on strength of acid and how diligent you are at applying it on a daily basis. Glycolic acid has the most research on efficacy and safety. Check out Glytone Lotion with 17.5% glycolic acid | Alpha Hydrox AHA Enhanced Lotion with 10% glycolic acid | Paula's Choice Exfoliating 8% AHA Gel. You can also try glycolic acid chemical peel. Although you rather go to an aesthetician because of his or her expertise, you can buy it yourself online and apply it at home at a much lower cost. Check out Skin Laboratory 35%/ 50% Glycolic Acid Gel. Please be careful and read instructions.

      The other treatment option is retinoid. If you have the luxury to see a physician, request for a prescription of tretinoin or tazarotene. These two actives have copious research support their collagen boosting effect (along with other "anti-aging" benefits). If you cannot see a doctor, then your alternative is over-the-counter retinol. It is less potent, but still effective over time. Check out SkinCeutical Retinol 0.5% OR 1.0% | SkinMedica Tri-Retinol Complex | Green Cream Level 3, 6, or 9.

      If you want to use retinoid/retinol with hydroxy acid therapy, then use them at the opposite ends of the day. Retinoid/retinol should only be applied at night because sunlight can render it inactive.

  48. QUESTION:
    Is swelling, break outs, acne a normal reaction after a 50% glycolic peel?
    I did 30% glycolic peel at home 3 times and it gave me pimples I never had acne problems before, I didn't see any improvement on my skin and no peeling at all. I decided to try 50% also at home, I did 3 layes and left each layer for about 10 minutes, total of 30 minutes the whole treatment, 24 hours later my skin is full of bumps, break outs, swollen, bad acne specially on my chin, nose and forehead. Did I leave the product to long on my face? What should I do to get better? Is this a normal reation or allergy? Will my skin look good again? Please HELP!!!!!

    • ANSWER:

  49. QUESTION:
    I have a scar on my face, it has been there since i was 7yrs old && now i'm 22yrs of age. I've tried everythin?
    When i was 7, i was running up the stairs then suddenly i tripped and fell and scratched my face against the stairs which gave me a mark and now a scar. I've tried evrything i know to make it disappear but it is all not just giving me a result and i'm so ashamed of it. Does anyone know of anything i can apply to clear it off? Plz i need help.

    • ANSWER:
      Over-the-counter skin care products will do little to nothing for to help raise very depressed acne scars.There are some prescription topical that may provide some improvement, but nothing dramatic. Save some money and when you have enough, consult with a board-certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon for these options that can give you way better results than any creams can do. Trust!

      TYPE OF SCARS AND POSSIBLE TREATMENTS
      Ice Pick (looks like an ice-pick pierced the skin) – Laser (CO2, Er:YAG, or fractional laser), Medium chemical peels, dermabrasion, punch technique
      Boxcar – Laser (CO2, Er:YAG, or fractional laser), Augmentation, dermabrasion, punch technique
      Rolling – Laser (CO2, Er:YAG, or fractional laser), Skin needling/rolling, Augmentation, Subcision, peels, dermabrasion,
      Hypertrophic – Steroid injection, cytotoxic injection, Cryosurgery

      CO2 Laser – The CO2 laser system can be used in several ways: "focused" for cutting skin without bleeding, "defocused" for superficially removing your skin, and "ultra pulsed" for facial resurfacing.

      Er: YAG laser – When the laser is pulsing, called "Q-switched," the laser blasts the damaged or unwanted tissue away. The pulsing should lessen the heat on the skin, therefore reducing potential for damage. Some Yag lasers use a cooling spray simultaneously when the laser is heating the skin. One of these lasers is the CoolTouch 1320; it works by spraying the outer skin and sensitive nerve endings with a cooling liquid keeping the skin to 111ºF-118ºF. Er: YAG is less ablative than CO2.

      Fractional laser – This is a non-ablative laser that does not burn off layers of skin. Rather, it uses high energy beans to create microscopic columns deep into the dermis, which trigger our natural wound healing reponse. The areas of skin that are not affect by the laser speeds up the healing process, thus, less downtime.

      Dermabrasion - Superficial dermabrasion removes portions of the epidermis and deep dermabrasion removes all of the epidermis and portions of the dermis. Deep methods are the preferred method for treatment of scarring. Deep methods are effective but generally require weeks of healing time and carry a higher risk of complications

      Skin needling/rolling – similar method to laser as it uses sharp needles to prick the skin, creating small injuries that can trigger wound healing process. The depth of wounds depends on the length of the needle. Usually people get 1.5-mm needle because it can reach the dermis in that length.

      Chemical peels – light (superficial) peels range glycolic, lactic, or salicylic acids, for example. Medium peels usually mean the use of trichloroacetic acid because it penetrates deeper into the skin layer. Deep peels means the use of phenols, which is very strong and is rarely used anymore as it can create mark of demarcation in skin color. These acids exfoliate and stimulate collagen formation. Bottom line: the higher the concentration (or strength) of acids the higher the potential of irritation.

      Steroid injection – the use of steroids (corticorsteroids) reduces inflammation and stops the growth of fibroblasts and collagen formation.

      Augmentation - A needle is used to inject filler material into the atrophic scar. There is a wide range of materials used, from bovine collagen to fat to silicone; most are not permanent. Researchers are still searching for the ideal material. When fat is used, it is taken from elsewhere on the body (thighs, abs, buttocks). 50% of fat will be resorbed after 1 year. Silicone and Gore-Tex® are permanent. However, silicone has significant potential side effects, and Gore-Tex is not FDA approved.

      Cytotoxic injection - Fluorouracil (a cancer drug) or bleomycin (an antibiotic) are injected into the raised or keloid scar, in the hopes of improving the scar's appearance. These medications are often injected in conjunction with low-strength steroids to improve results.

      Subsicion - Local anesthesia is used and a needle is then inserted under the scar and gently moved underneath the skin to release the scar tissue. This method has been tested in recent studies and shown to be effective.

      Cyrosurgery - Very cold liquid nitrogen is applied to the scar with a cotton ball or sprayer. Time of application can range from 10 seconds to 2 minutes. Sometimes this is combined with steroid injections for better results. The goal of cryosurgery is to freeze the scar, which damages the scar/skin tissue. The tissue dies and is sloughed off, flattening the formerly raised area.

      Punch technique: Punch Excision: surgical removal of scar followed by suture. Punch Elevation: center of scar (usually boxcar) is cut loose from the bottom, but is not discarded. It is allowed to float up to the level of the surrounding skin. Punch Grafting: scar is removed and skin from elsewhere on the body, often from behind the ear, is attached in its place. This tends to work best for deep scars.

  50. QUESTION:
    Help: I have been diagnosed with keratosis pliaris?
    I was recently diagnosed with keratosis pilaris on the back of my arms by a family doctor. They prescribed some cream for it and it has helped a bit, but with summer coming up I am embarrassed to show my arms. It is minimal but there :( and the doctor said it could be worse. Is there any cure for it? Can a peel help? Help please.

    • ANSWER:
      Keratosis Pilaris (KP) is a common skin disorder, typified by “chicken skin” bumps on upper arms, thighs, torso, buttocks and occasionally the cheeks. Excess skin forms around individual hair follicles, creating the characteristic minute, rough, grater-like bumps.
      As seen in
      Health Magazine

      Keratosis Pilaris affects almost 50% of the world’s population and is particularly likely to affect anyone prone to eczema, asthma or hayfever.

      It’s never a chore to attain flawless, smooth skin. KP Duty™ effectively eliminates crustiness, flaking, and dry, rough chicken skin – no prep work or scrubbing required.

      KP Duty™ is a concentrated treatment with potent antioxidant Green Tea, moisture replenishing Hyaluronic Acid and texturizing Dimethicone.

      Contains:
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      Sodium Hyaluronate –Potent hydrating agent
      Dimethicone – Barrier agent – reduces moisture evaporation

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