I did a 70% lactic acid peel, left it one for about 8 mins, after few hours, I developed crusty brown spots that look like burn marks, is it normal? If not, how can I treat it?
Post Chemical Peel Left Crusty Brown Spots (Resemble Burn Marks), is It Normal?
Doctor Answers (2)
Post Chemical Peel Reactions
Thank you for your question. High concentration peels can leave discoloration as can laser treatments. I suggest you visit your board certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon and have the skin evaluated. I would avoid the sun and wear SPF 30 with zinc oxide daily while you are healing. I hope this helps.
Crusting After Chemical Peeling
It is quite common to develop crusting, redness and/or peeling after having a chemical peel, even a lighter one. It is important that you protect your skin from the sun and only use gentle products while the skin is healing. Stick to a gentle cleanser and a bland, hydrating emollient like aquaphor, especially on the crusted areas. Do not pick at peeling skin or at the crusted areas. If you have any concerns of the crusting persists, I recommend you follow up with a dermatologist.