Peel with caution in darker skin types
Yes, with a lower concentration a mix of Jessners and TCA can be safely performed- I go upto 25-30%, however the chances of PIH or skin darkening is still there. With the event of fractional lasers, Fraxel and Picosure FOCUS (ideal of darker skin), I tend to perform less peels now a days. Below a YOUTUBE video on DIY safe TCA peels. All the bestDr Davin Lim. Brisbane, Australia.
Facial Aging and Lasers like Fraxel/Clear + Brilliant, RF like VIVA, Peels, Fillers, Skin Care, Face Lift, Fat Injections
Peels do very well , but need to be used in caution with darker skin types. I suggest seeing an expert, a cosmetic dermatologist with experience in peels and combination treatments. Best, Dr. Emer.
Thank you for your question yreutishi223.
Chemical peels are used to enhance the face. The Monheit peel is the combination of Jessner solution followed by TCA, usually 35%. This is a medium depth peel. With the variety of laser technology available I no longer perform such peels. You are correct, many people do not have long recovery times. Depending on the concern a variety of laser treatments can be performed. For example IPL can be used for discolorations, fractional resurfacing for wrinkles and scars, and Nd:YAG or infrared laser treatments for pores. For my patients with darker skin types I recommend a skin care regiment with topical products such as hydroquinone, kojic acid, and vitamin C for several weeks before the treatment. Please consult with
a doctor for specific recommendations. Good luck!
Deep peels not great for darker skin types
Great question. The problem with a higher concentration TCA peel is that it performs similar to a phenol peel. Both of these types of peels have the potential risk of permanent hypo pigmentation. Some patients with dark skin are also at risk of hyperpigmentation. Depending on what you're trying to have treated, a fractional Erbium laser might be the way to go. It will treat areas without causing hypopigmentation. Best of luck!~Dr. Sieber