Which facial treatment e.g. CO2 fractional laser, micro-needling, Pico laser does glycolic acid best complement?

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Dr Chin Yee Choong

"Dedicated to the ethical practice of Aesthetic Medicine"

Glycolic Acid is one of the first-line treatments for various aesthetic conditions.
Glycolic acid (GA) is considered the safest and most versatile chemical peeling agent, as it contains the smallest molecule and efficient at penetrating the epidermis.


Glycolic acids are also great skin hydrators and smootheners and give the skin a nice healthy glow.

Its judicious use will complement all the skin resurfacing procedures that you have highlighted.

Some skin sensitivity may be encountered soon after such procedure so it is important to go slow in your use of all topicals until the sensitive period subsides several weeks later.

Hope this helps!


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