Chemical Peel for Dark Lines on Carribean Skin?
- Asked by dwayne brian in United Kingdom
- 4 years ago
I am a Black Caribbean, and I'm wanting to know if Chemical Peel would work for me and if so what type?
I am dark skinned with really dark lines under and around me eyes which cause a patchy effect. I use camouflage cream at the moment to blend the dark patches to the colour of my complection.
Chemical Peel for Dark Carribean Skin
Not a good idea. The risks of a chemical peel increase in Black skin.
YOu should instead use strict sun protection, quality skin care and prescription bleaching cream like Triluma.
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Depending on how dark your skin is, I would be conservative
Dark skin can become darker after a chemical peel or laser and therefore you need to be careful. One peel that might work for you is the Cosmelan pigment peel which is a combination of botanicals and retinol to help dark areas.
I would also agree with careful use of sunscreens including ones with titanium dioxide in them in those areas where the dark lines are most prominent. I'd wear a hat and use topical lightening creams.
Chemical peels are definitely a good option
I agree with my colleagues that most treatments in darker complected individuals due have higher risks. However, superficial peels is a good option in treating discoloration issues like melamsa and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation in darker skin patients. I have treated all skin types safely and effectively. However, I do think it is very important to find physicians who are well trained and educated in the treatment of darker skin and pigment issues.
I hope this helps.
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