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Aha Peels - Do They Really Work?

aha glycolic acid scars atrophic help

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#1 MarieK

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Posted 03 November 2013 - 11:20 AM

Hi everyone  smile.png

 

I was just wondering whether "gentle" chemical peels (by that I mean alpha hydroxy acid peels) have an effect on (very) small atrophic scars? I haven't discovered any success stories yet, so does this mean they are basically useless?!

 

However, I've been using a tretinoin/isotretinoin cream for about a year now and it has improved my skin and made my scarring less visible. I don't get pustules anymore, but I do have loads of whiteheads and tiny scars. sad.png

What I would like to know now is: Is it possible to get chemical peels while using topical retinoids? And would the peels be helpful to remove the rest of my skin imperfections?

 

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Posted 23 November 2013 - 10:12 AM

I have had success with gentle AHAs (using a lactic acid toner and light glycolic acid peels). The AHAs have not completely removed my small, shallow atrophic scars, but they are way less noticeable after using the AHAs. They definitely speed up the healing of red marks too.


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Posted 29 November 2013 - 02:10 PM

Is there anything else I can do to make my red marks fade faster? What about vitamin c and zinc supplements ? eusa_think.gif



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Posted 29 November 2013 - 04:30 PM

What about hyperthropic (raised/bumpy/puffy,etc.) scars? Could aha or any other peel do it's job?



#5 MarieK

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Posted 23 December 2013 - 05:36 AM

Can I get aha peels while using a tretinoin cream (I apply it 1x/day).
Or would that be too harsh?

Thanks in advance.




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