Hi, Yesterday I did a 40% glycolic acid peel. This was my third one and I wated the recommended two weeks in between. I increased my leave on time to 6 minutes. At 5 minutes my face begin to burn. Now I am left with these burn marks and not sure what to do. I need help I can't see my doctor for another month. Is this normal? What products should I use? how serious is this? Will it go away?
I Burned my Face with a Glycolic Acid Peel What Should I Do? (photo)
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Melarase creams for burns from a chemical peel containing glycolic acid - Los Angeles
Glycolic acid burns should first be managed with local wound care followed by Melarase creams to prevent pigmentation of the skin. Raffy Karamanoukian, Los Angeles
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