TCA Peel Ruin my Face

Used TCA just for 3 spots of sun damage but the Dr...

Used TCA just for 3 spots of sun damage but the Dr did applyed on all the face to prevent discoloration. Now my face is worse.

Used TCA 50% and now I have brown spots all over my face like hyperpigmentation or signals of acid. How can I lighten the spot ??

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TCA peels for spot facial treatments are best used in fair-skinned,sensitive, poor tanning skin types where pigmentation after the procedure is lesss likely. 50% TCA is reported in the literature as a spot agent, but is quite strong. One can use 20-25% TCA in most cases and may need to be repeated. It is common thinking that a full face TCA peel may be better than spot treatments, especially in patients of more light to light olive color and in those who tan easily. Furthermore, 20-30% TCA may be best as a full face peel in those patients. The Obagi peel has been formulated for light and dark skins but takes into visual cues based on a layering of lower percentages of agent, to help the operator offset the tradeoffs of known consequences of deep TCA peeling. The skill and experience of the operator, skin preparation a few weeks before the procedure, and session preparation of the skin are all factors. For pigmentation that follows a TCA peel, usually once can apply 20-25% TCA to improve the post-peel blotches. This also works for post phenol pigmentation splotches and those related to deep laser care. A Wood's UV lamp can be placed against the skin to determine whether the pigment after a peel is superficial or deep. Most post peel pigment problems are superficial. It is best to see a Plastic Surgeon or Dermatologist to determine the course of action.
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As someone who will get a TCA peel for the first time soon, thank you for the time you took to respond. It was very useful to me.
Do not treat your self see a BOARD CERTIFIED PS It can be treated with medical grade skin care and chemical peels as well as lightening masks
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Las Monarcas Skin Clinic

Nobody knows ahead of time how acid it is going to leave the skin for some individually could be worse depending on the skin or how the skin is going to react after such thing...

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