Can Chemical Peel Be Used on Burnt Areas?

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I would not advise Chemical Peels on burn scars

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Peels of any sort are not the greatest idea on burn scars or freshly burned skin. The tissue would have a high likelihood of breaking down, leading to even more scarring.

Orange Plastic Surgeon

No chemical peels on burned skin

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No. I would urge caution on using a chemical peel over a burned area.

Once a peel is completed, healing occurs from structures located in the superficial and deeper layers of the skin. These structure (sweat glands, oil glands, hair follicles) may be damaged in burned skin. This can result in worse scarring or irregular pigmentation.

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