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AHA or alpha hydroxy Acids are natural substances found in many plant extracts. The women of the French court found that the grapes they were stomping to make wine, when put on their face, improved their skin. The most common AHA is glycolic acid, a smaller molecule found in sugar cane. Being small, it is well absorbed. It promotes the skin to be more regular in its inevitable progression from the bottom layers to the top. Connections (desmosomes) to other cells are stronger. Deeper in...
AHA is an alpha hydroxy acid. This acid can be found in many forms but the most common is glycolic acid. AHA works by dissolving the outermost layers of skin therefore encouraging cell turnover and bringing new, healthy cells to the surface. Using an AHA can help to promote a smoother, brighter, more even skin tone, soften fine lines, minimize pores and reduce hyperpigmentation.
AHA is an alphahydroxy acid peel. It is one of many fruit peels that are available and is somewhat like a glycolic acid peel. Generally AHA peels are used for a mild effect on the skin. You should notice some removal of the outer layers of skin and the skin should appear softer after treatment. Results are not permanent, however, and re-treatments on a regular basis are required. To your health,Dr. David Goldberg