Have I permanently scarred my face? Will these red streaks peel as normal?
Permanently Scarred from TCA Peel?
Doctor Answers (1)
You should be fine.
Thank you for your question.
It is customary to have redness, peeling, crusting, and sometimes oozing after a TCA peel. Sometimes these can heal with a little darkness, but even that goes away over time. Your redness and streaking should do fine and resolve on their own over time without any residual effects. Unless you vigorously applied the peel in multiple layers, scarring should not be a worry.
Hope this helps.
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