Can chemical peels help redness from eczema?
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Chemical Peels and Eczema
It sounds like you have very sensitive skin and I would avoid chemical peels with your delicate skin. Please find a board certified dermatologist who can help create a new topical treatment protocol that is more emollient for your skin.
Persistent Facial Redness May Respond To A New Topical Therapy
I have been singularly unimpressed with energy-based treatments, such as lasers and IPL, as these often yield variable results and may actually irritate the skin and further contribute to PIE and PIH. The continued use of topical steroids themselves should be avoided, since these are well known causes of redness and even the development of permanently dilated telangiectasias ("broken blood vessels").
Recently, a new topical medication, Mirvaso, was FDA approved for facial redness due to rosacea. This might be helpful for other causes of redness, such as PIE, as seems to be the case here. Consultation with a board certified dermatologist is strongly advised to ensure that the eczema remains under control and to choose the best course of action to treat the redness.
I would be very concerned about what you are proposing.
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