Is It Safe to Use a Cream with AHA on my Underarm?

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Use of AHA cream on underarms

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Alpha hydroxy acids (AHA) are used to bring about a mild peeling action. I am not sure what possible cosmetic goal could be achieved by causing a mild peel of the armpit / underarms and would therefore not advise doing so.

Memphis Plastic Surgeon

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