Would a Series of GA Peels Be Recommended for a 57 Year Old?

...who has been using Retin-A (0.1%) for about 14 years now? I don't use it every night, but probably about 3-4x/wk. I also take Triamterene w/Hctz 70/50 mg 1/2tab/1x/daily for fluid retention. I would like to start the 30-35% GA peels at home, but am apprehensive about the negative side effects. I have Silk Peel done at a Medspa and loved it and the results. How do use dermabrasion and GA on a regimen together?

Doctor Answers 2

Trying new regimens...get professional advice...

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I highly recommend you see a plastic surgeon or a dermatologist for guidance first!  This could be more beneficial to you than to trying a new regimen without supervision.  More harm than good could potentially come of this. 

Good luck.

Dr. Grant Stevens 

Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Glycolic acid peels

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You shouldn't need to figure this out yourself as long as you go to a dermatologist or a plastic surgeon.  They or their aesthetician can help create a customized program for you much better than a spa can.

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