Best Peel for Hyperpigmentation? Should I be seeing an improvement by now?

Was this the right peel for pigmentation? Should I be seeing an improvement by now? If I am still left with pigmentation does that mean it's not down to sun damage and could be something like melasma?
What are the realistic benefits of this type of peel? I tried a course of 8 IPL and Microdermabrasion prior to the peel with no real effect on the pigmentation.

Doctor Answers (1)

Peel for hyperpigmentation


Peels definitely work for hyperpigmentation however several variables must be taken into consideration. First the depth of the peel , concentration of the TCA, how the skin was prepped prior to receiving the TCA application. And then , it always depends upon where in the skin the hyperpigmentation originates, as deeper sources of hyperpigmentation such as melasma (versus solar lentigines) are less amenable to TCA peels. Overall , TCA peels work very well.

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