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In Brief: AHAs and acne

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AHAs and acne: Clinical Assistant Professor of Dermatology Cherie Ditre, MD, Hahnemann University Hospital, suggested at the American Academy of Dermatology's annual meeting that glycolic acid may be useful "as an adjuvant therapy" for acne and other skin disorders. According to Ditre, glycolic acid may "prevent some of the scarring" caused by acne. In addition, at chemical peel concentrations, AHAs reduce rough texture, crinkles in the skin and fine lines and "improve...the complexion overall." Ditre noted that glycolic acid can be used on all skin types and on skin sites such as the face, the neck, the chest and the back...
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