Can a twice layered 35% TCA and Jessner Peel be used in a series on hispanic skin for acne scars?
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NO not a good idea.
RegardsDr Davin LimLaser dermatologistBrisbane. AUSTRLALIA
Monheit peel for acne scars
Thank you for your question yreutishi223. Chemical peels can be great treatments for acne scars. Now that we have fractional lasers, the deeper peels are being performed less frequently. The strongest peel is a phenol peel, which provides outstanding results but has a lot of down time and should not be done on darker skin types. The next strongest is the Monheit peel, which you describe. It starts with applying Jessner solution (14% each salicylic acid, 85% lactic acid, and recorsinol) followed by one or more layers of TCA. Application of the Jessner solution first allows the TCA to penetrate deeper in the skin. Many acne scars can be improved with such a peel, but several treatments may be required. With the fractional laser technology now available, acne scars can be addressed with fewer treatments and less recovery time. If I have a patient with dark skin before doing any treatments I recommend a good skin care regimen to minimize risks of hyperpigmentation. Please consult with a doctor for specific recommendations. Good luck!
Acne Scarring -- Requires a Combination of Fractional Laser Resurfacing, Fillers Like Bellafill, Subcision and Eclipse Micropen
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