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
Doctor Answers (2)
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.