Can a Blue Peel or TCA Chemical Peel Get Rid of Freckles on my Legs?
- Asked by randy in United States
- 5 years ago
Obagi Blue Peel vs. TCA peel for non facial skin; leg skin
Chemical peels are effective in the treatment of solar damage on the face and body. However, peels are not the first treatment option for these areas. Topical preparations can be used to improve the quality of the skin, including skin color problems, scaliness, roughness, and precancerous changes.
A blue peel or TCA chemical peel would be expected to improve, if not completely eliminate, the freckles on your legs.
It depends on how long the freckles have been there. If the freckles have been there your entire life, they likely involve full thickness hyperpigmentation. However, if they are more recent, perhaps due to sun damage, the likelihood of a TCA chemical peel being successful is greater. Certainly, a blue peel or TCA chemical peel would be expected to improve, if not completely eliminate, the freckles on your legs.
Peel on the legs....
Chemical peels are unpredictable on the legs where the blood supply is less abundant and healing can be questionable. I would not recommend them.
John Di Saia MD
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Blue Peel can fade freckles on legs
TCA off the face
Just beware of using a peel designed for the face on other parts of the body. I have used TCA peels off of the face with great caution as scarring is more likely and delayed wound healing can occur. If you want to remove freckles on the legs try an IPL or BBL light based treatment or a more superficial peel such as Jessner's or Glycolic acid...these will be safer and do fine without the increased risks
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