I did a home TCA peel (12%) a year ago to improve hyperpigmentation and stupidly pulled a couple of scabs off early which left small white hypopigmentation marks. These small marks have improved slightly over the past year. I am thinking of having another TCA peel this time with a trained nurse. Will the TCA make the white marks worse, better or not change them? Thanks for any advice. JC
TCA 2nd Peel Safe After Hypopigmentation?
Doctor Answers 1
- In your case, an opinion requires a face-to-face examination.
- Results vary with pre-care, concentration of the TCA, length of application and severity of hypopigmentation.
- TCA peels can send blood pressure dangerously high - blood pressure must be monitored and the peel done at a safe blood pressure.
- Having had a complication from doing one yourself, may I respectfully suggest that you now need a consultation with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon or Dermatologist knowledgeable about these peels?
Hope this helps.