Is a 18% TCA Peel Safe for African American Skin Tones?
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18% TCA Peel Safe for African American Skin Tones
Yes by a boarded doctor doing the treatment ONLY! You need to be careful for the type of skin tone. Seek a few opinions from boarded doctors in your area. From MIAMI Dr. Darryl J. Blinski, 305 598 0091
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Darker skin usually does best with salicylic acid peels, Jessner peels, but 10% TCA if used under the supervision of a board certified dermatologist, should be fine. Be sure you are pre-treated to prevent post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.
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