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Can alpha-hydroxy acids help treat wrinkles?

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These are the so-called "fruit acids" and include glycolic and lactic acid. Preparations containing these fruit acids are quite safe and cause no more than mild and temporary irritation. The improvement they produce is, however, relatively subtle.

From: Wrinkles WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: "Understanding Various Treatments of Facial Wrinkles."

MedicineNet: "Wrinkles."

American Academy of Dermatology: "Wrinkle Remedies."

 

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on April 27, 2019

SOURCES:

The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: "Understanding Various Treatments of Facial Wrinkles."

MedicineNet: "Wrinkles."

American Academy of Dermatology: "Wrinkle Remedies."

 

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on April 27, 2019

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