Are 50% Glycolic Peels Safe for Black Skin? Any Risks? (photo)
I'm a black male in my early thirties who has had four weekly courses of 20% salicylic peels. The results have been fresher more radiant looking skin. The purpose is to obtain youthful even toned skin. I'm considering a course of 50% glycolic peels. I'm wondering what the potential risks are with type IV skin (dark chocolate complexion). With the 20% salicylic peels there is noticeable flaking and peeling for a few days. Can I expect more or less of this with the 50% glycolic peel?
My aim is to have a clear even toned blemish free complexion. I've had decent results using 20% salicylic acid peels and have had four done so far on a weekly basis. The results have been good so far. Being black male I'm wondering what the risks of hyper/hypo pigmentation are. I don't want to induce any light or dark patches on my face.