Pros & Cons of Alpha Hydroxy Acids

Alpha Hydroxy AcidsAlpha hydroxy acids are natural acids derived from fruit and milk sugars, and they help exfoliate skin. Make sure you know how they can help and harm your skin.

Pro: In high concentrations, available through in-office dermatology treatments, alpha hydroxy acids can reduce the appearance of fine lines and scars with effects that can last two to five years.

Con: You may experience flaking and redness for some time after the treatment. You also may be more susceptible to sun damage, so keep wearing your sunscreen.

 

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