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Glycolic Peel Percentage for Acne Scars, Fine Lines, and Pigmentation?
5 Doctor Answers | Asked by Anushka in Delhi
Start with a 20-30% peel; be very careful and slow as you increase in percentage
Thanks for your question. As with any chemical peel, it is important to know what a peel is capable of improving and what it is not. Glycolic peels are excellent peels that are performed widely and are very well tolerated. Regarding pigmentation, glycolic peels of any percentage will help with pigmentation, but usually need to be done multiple times to see this beneficial effect. Use of glycolic peels with hydroquinone +/- topical tretinoin would be a fine starting regimen to help reduce...
Acne scar treatments
Lasers are usually the best treatment for acne scarring. superficial chemical peels will do little in the way of improving these acne scars long term. you should discuss possible laser treatment with your dermatologist
Glycolic For Skin
It is always a good idea to start with a lower percentage peel and work up to a stronger one. That will help ensure you avoid irritation and downtime. Since glycolic peels are more superficial and generally tolerated well, they are a wonderful tool to help with pigmentation and fine lines. You will get the best results with a series of at least 6 peels and following them up with a good skin care regimen for home care and maintenance.
Fraxel For Acne Scars
Thank you for your question. At my practice, I have gotten excellent results for scarring with Fraxel. This treatment eliminates irregular skin discoloration, and stimulates new collagen production, tightening the skin without prolonged recovery. After a series of 2 to 4 Fraxel treatments, the cumulative cosmetic improvement is near more aggressive lasers, but unlike more aggressive lasers, redness and swelling eliminated within 2 to 4 days after each treatment. Fraxel is outstanding for...
Best treatment options for acne, fine lines and acne scars in Indian skin.
Hello Anushka, From what you describe, Glycolic peels are definitely not the treatment of choice in your case. There are superior and faster acting peels available on the international scenario like Azelic + Salicylic peels for acne and post acne pigmentation in Indian skin. In my opinion Indian skin responds far better to dermaroller treatments for fine lines and acne scars as compared to Fraxel laser. Fraxel laser has always been my second line of choice due to the...