I had a 32% tca peel about 6 years ago. It left me with several types of scarring. Hyper/hypo pigmentation, depressions, stripe-like and a rhorsach type blotch, very white on my cheek, sorta looks like Sicily. What can I do about it?
Recovering from Bad TCA Peel Results
Doctor Answers (2)
I am wondering what your skin type is. The discoloration you are describing is more likely to occur in darker-skinned individuals. Even then, it seems to me that you may have had a very aggressive peel, which is unfortunate. The depressions can probably be treated (e.g. filler, subcision), but the pigmentation is a more complex problem. If you are not already doing so, you might start by applying low concentrations of tretinoin cream. I would consult, in person with a reputable cosmetic dermatologist or plastic surgeon in your area.
Sounds like a bad response to TCA
It sounds like you really had a bad result from TCA peel. Are you sure it was only 32%? If you are able to provide a picture, we may be able to give you specific advice.
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