Best Chemical Peels for African American Skin?
- Asked by candi516
- 4 years ago
Try ViPeel for peeling African American skin
You may want to look into the ViPeel. It works well in people of color. Be careful to ensure that whomever you use or whatever peel you go with, that you have a competent person working on you.
Chemical peels for African-American skin
I would only recommend light chemical peels such as salicylic acid 20% or Jessner solution, possibly 10% TCA. A series of these peels at 3-4 week intervals can improve acne as well as some of the pigmentation.
Certainly peeling agents can be applied on other parts of the body but again, only light peeling agents.
Even light peels can cause temporary pigmentary issues (usually darkening of skin) in ethnic skin. Hope this helps.
Best chemical peels for African American skin
You have a number of excellent choices including salicylic acid, glycolic acid, Jessner's and Vi peels are all great choices. Make sure that you go to a qualified professional who is experienced in treating ethnic skin.
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Light peels best
Light chemical peeling with 10% TCA, 20-30% Salicylic acid, or 15-30% glycolic acid can be safely used, as can SilkPeel, a form of microdermabrasion. The peels should be done by a dermatologist very familiar with the pre- and post-peel protocols that will reduce the risk of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.
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