How Often Can I Have a Chemical Peel?
- Asked by yellowroseoftexas
- 1 year ago
I just had a 20% TCA peel at my derm's office. She said that TCA would be a little more aggressive than the salicylic, but I've have active acne (not bad, but hormonal breakouts). Today, I have been reading that salicylic might be better for acne. I'm on day 2 and it doesn't seem like the TCA did anything for my skin. I was on the Obagi system before I got the peel, so maybe that's why? Anyway, I'm just wondering how long I would have to wait to have another peel (salicylic or TCA)?
Superficial peels can be repeated monthly.
Superficial peels can be repeated monthly. Lower strength TCA peels are excellent for acne but need to be repeated a few times to see an effect. There is no reliable scientific evidence that salicylic acid peels help acne more than TCA peels.
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