Why Doesn't Glycolic/Lactic Acid Peel Work on my Skin?

I am 20 years old with very oily , congested, acne scarred and prone skin. In order to lighten red scars and smooth my face I turned to at home peels. When I apply 35% glycolic acid to my face and nothing happens. Why is my skin so resistant to peels? A couple of months ago I tried lactic acid 40% and nothing happened as well. Help!

Doctor Answers 1

Efficacy of chemical peels

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The skin need to be preped before you get the maximum effect of the peels.

The skin need to be degreased before applying the acid.

Be careful doing your own peel, Plus the fact that glycolic acd is not a treatment for acne scars. see a professional

Baltimore Plastic Surgeon

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