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I Had a 20% TCA Peel a Week Ago.The Peeling is Done but I Have Dark Blotches on Some Areas. Will They Disappear?

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I Had a 20% TCA Peel a Week Ago.The Peeling is Done but I Have Dark Blotches on Some Areas. Will They Disappear?

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           At one week, there can be some irregularity due to slight differences in depth of peel at certain areas and differential healing.  Kenneth Hughes, MD Los Angeles, CA

TCA Peel recovery

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The dark blotches are just remaining epithelium that will peel off.  After this peeling however be careful to avoid sun or at least use heavy sunscreen because there can be a second wave of hyper pigmentation due to the melanocytic stimulation of the peel.   My Best,  Dr C

Irritation after a TCA peel

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It is important to be pre-treated with an HQ product prior to a TCA peel to prevent post inflammatory hyperpigmentation.  If you have some degree of inflammation you may need to be treated with a topical steroid cream.  

Jeffrey Zwiren, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
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