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For An African American Woman With Stretch Marks, Will TCA Peels Work?

TCA Peels for Stretchmarks and Other Markings...African American Girl.

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Unfortunately, Nothing works well for stretch marks yet!

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Stretch marks are a common problem but we don't have anything that does significant to improve them at this time.  Many, many laser treatments may make a 20% improvement in them after 1-2 yrs and many thousands of dollars later but TCA peels probably are not a good choice.  Sincerely,

David Hansen,MD


Beverly Hills Dermatologic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 24 reviews

You do not want to do a TCA peel with your dark skin. It will not help stretch marks and may give you permanent uneven pigment.

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You do not want to do a TCA peel with your dark skin.  It will not help stretch marks and may give you permanent uneven pigment.    A better choice is laser skin tightening with a nonablative laser or eMatrix which is fractional radiofrequency treatment.

Mark Taylor, MD
Salt Lake City Dermatologic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 9 reviews

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