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What about Lactic Acid?

Asked by Lisa

What about Lactic Acid? I heard it’s the best type of chemical peel for hyperpigmentation, also it’s said to be more gentle than other peels.

Lisa answered
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    You are correct that Lactic acid is the most gentle AHA (alpha hydroxy acid) and is the first AHA used clinically for patients (1965) in a product called Lachydrin Lotion, that is still available and promoted to help dry skin in older patients.

    Because of its very gentle strength, I find it not to be very effective by itself for hyperpigmentation but do use it combined with other exfoliants and bleaches.

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