Purchased 8% at home chemical peel. Instructions state that can apply weekly and so 6 days later I did because only had minimal flaking with no peeling. This time I added a second layer (making it 12.5% according to the instructions). The bottle was supposed to provide for 10 8% peels, and when I was done, the bottle was empty, but I think most of the solution was absorbed by the cotton ball I was using. Now two days later my face is still bright red with no hint of browning. I'm so worried.
Possible Deep Burn from TCA Chemical Peel Kit
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8% TCA PEEL to face
Your repeated treatment with 8% did not increase with each application. You appear to be having a normal response to the chemical. I would not do further treatments without the supervision of a dermatologist or a plastic surgeon. You should be healed by now or after 10 days. I would treat your face for the next few weeks with baby oil and restore the oils into you treated skin which should be dry and flakey. Avoid sunlight and wear a had. UV light will cause hyperpigmentation. I agree with Dr. Elam's comments.
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