Post Chemical Peel Left Crusty Brown Spots (Resemble Burn Marks), is It Normal?
- Asked by yquresh2
- 1 year ago
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 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.
Web reference: http://www.barnettdermatology.com/treatments.php?id=13
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