sorry for such a bad experience cgirl. There's an array of chemical peels avail varying strength which is usually scale by a professional acorrding to ph level a control burn drops your skin's ph, then amt of time leave on til neutralized. looking @ pic, you are a fitzpatrick scale about a 4 or 5, genetic background, calculate high melanin, are just a few factors to make an educated guess in how a client heals. I hope this was not your 1st peel. you can also try gentle peels like organic peels so not to put your skin in shock. Eminence makes lovely ones. i reccomend you start on a elixer/ serum for at least 2-4wks before starting treatment if you havent to help prevent hyperpigment/scarring. this will usually be an FDA approved strength@2-6% hydroquinone or non-hydroquinone, go for the 2%, and take ur time growing up bc 4% is Rx grade so its more expensive. remember 6 months on 6 months off but dont leave hyperpigmentation naked just swap to organic, lighten slower but very healthy glow. astringent treatments should always follow by combating treatments to nourish healthy skin. and dont forget to use sunscreen, eminence also makes a great one, you'll forget you have it on now thats a sunscreen you dont mind putting on. Tropical Vanilla or Persimmon & Cantaloupe. Good luck hope this helps. email me if u need help. Look into modified jessner peel from gloPofessional. Great for hyperpigmentaion. they have a biocomplex patent to their peels where it combats all the side affects that comes with peeling, redness, irritaion, itchy, better healing. ive had my share of peels but def healing time is much better,less downtime if any depend on individual and what kind of results you're trying to acheive. ive had some where i literally hopped off the talbe and heal time was horrible and even afterwards the results was not good. You start off with thicker skin starting treatment, so a professional should adjust accordingly to how you are progressing. try to do peels during cooler seasons, such as fall or winter depending on where you live of course. sorry i can talk about skin all day lol good luck sweetie, and stay outta the sun during all these treatments. accessorize with hats to keep ur face outta the sun. sun will induce melanocytes to dump pigments.