Need help on what to do. Had acne. It left a blemish so I used retionic acid chemical peel. Messed up corner of my mouth (Photo)
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Thank you for your question lyn2cool. Chemical peels can help with acne breakouts.
1. Chemical peels containing retinoic acid are prescription strength and should only be performed by a medical professional.
2. The corners of the mouth are sensitive and are generally protected with an emollient such as Vaseline before a peel.
3. Those with dark skin types are cautioned when performing peels as hyperpigmentation can result.For my patients with dark skin I recommend a good skin care regimen including acne products for 1-2 months before a chemical peel for best results. Please consult with a doctor for specific recommendations. Good luck!
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