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Is Lactic Peel the Mildest Peel? What's the Difference Between Lactic Acid Glycolic Peel?

i have some mild acne scars, sun spots and bigger pores. which one is better?

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Difference in Chemical Peels


Lactic acid works best for drier skin, or those with sensitive skin because the penetration is slower. Glycolic is better for oily skin because it has a more drying nature. If you have a lot of scarring and sun spots the TCA peel is great for hyperpigmentation, scarring and uneven skin texture. I would suggest setting up an appointment with a medical professional in your area if you decide to go in this direction.

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