Best way to recover from Glycolic Peel burn?

  • mauiKristin19
  • 98366
  • 7 years ago

I recently did a glycolic peel of 40% on my face. I have used one before that was even higher(50%) and had no problems. I noticed great results on my acne scarring. So I was happy with the product. but because I am so fair skinned I went a little lower by using a 40% peel.

I left it on for only 2-3 minutes tops.. and had immediate blistering. after about an hour they dissapeared and my skin wouldn't stop secreating around my mouth. From what I've been told it's plasma that my body was producing on my burns. It eventually dried up and is now extremely crusty, brown scabs. It hurts to smile or open my mouth to bite food, etc...

I am not picking the scabs, but am worried if this is going to be permanent on my face( around my mouth is the worst). pigmentation problems, scars, etc... I'm actually kind of scared & nervous. About how long will it take to heal or if there is anything I can use on my face to help heal & help with the discomfort, etc. PLEASE HELP ME!!!!! Thank you very much.

Comments (5)

I used Neosporin to recover from my Glycolic acid peel. I do not use Glycolic anymore as peel but products that are organic and have glycolic in it. No I use Natural fruits peels with lactic acid in it or mild TCA peels.
I used just 20% glycolic peel after having used 10% for a few treatments and seemed to have burned my face in two particular spots. Seems like a blistery-type patch that is not a bubble but like a blister would be after bursting (though never bubbled). I am concerned about permanent scarring. I am very fair and only left on the peel for 3-4 minutes so I am stunned that I was burned from it. If I do this again (and I like the results when all goes well) I am not going to use any higher than 10%. Another patch of my skin seems to be "peeling" but not blistery from the same 20% peel. Does anyone know if this is normal? I have not had this happen before either.
Like you, I have had a very scary experience with a 30% peel. My forehead turned a yellow pus like color and was oozy. While the yellowish stuff is gone, my skin looks awful. It is red, pinkish and in some places peeling. It looks awful. I am seeing a dermatologist. He prescribed a hydrocortizone butyrate cream. Right now, he is uncertain about permanent scarring, discoloration, etc.....time will tell. Stay positive and whatever you do, don't pick at it.
it cant be permanent,dont worry,but ur method wasnt right, u shud never use a 50% at the first peel! u shud gotten it dont from a professional , a doc. anyway,u shud immediately see a doctor, or if u dont want to do that apply elocon cream at night and lobate-m during the day on the affected areas. i dont want to scare u but there might be red spots left where the burns occurred,but they'll go away with time.
It sounds like you have a minor burn.. my skin becomes like that when I get a sunburn.. do you think 2-3 minutes was too long? I just had a 40% treatment at the dermatologist and my skin was actually fine. no redness or anything..