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2 Doctor Answers | Asked by ygg64 in tx
All skin resurfacing is based on the principal that we remove a variable thickness of the skin surface hoping that once the exposed deeper layer is healed it would be smoother, tighter and free of pigmentation. As an aside, injecting pigment deep into the skin results in permanent pigmentation. Tattooing can be intentional (the kind people do as personal decoration) or traumatic (as is seen in explosions or accident when powder or dirt are driven deep into the skin)). As the skin...
Of course, I always defer to your treating dermatologist on specific advice. There can be wide variation on post peel protocols. There is a big difference between a 10% and a 35% TCA as well. In general, makeup can pose an infection risk and should be avoided for a week with medium and heavy peels and 2-3 days after light peels.