Will I Ever Get a Clear Complexion? Post Peel Nightmare. (photo)

I did 7 55% LA Peels at home waited a week then did a 3 layer Fusion Peel from medpeel.com and its been a week since l did it and my skin has peeled 98%.My worry now is l have even worse hyperpigmentation than before which l have been dealing with for just over a year now.l have been on and off Obagi Nu Derm and l am starting to think the HQ 4% and tretinoin 0.025% is not doing much. Will this darkness go away and what else should l consider to clear my face l am starting to hate the way l look.

Doctor Answers 3

Hyperpigmentation after a chemical peel

From the photos it appears that you need to make an appointment with a board-certified dermatologist as soon as possible.  There are things that you may be able to do to present long term hyperpigmentation and scarring.  You will probably need a prescription for hydroquinone.  Rather than treating yourself with these strong products, I recommend that you work with a qualified professional to minimize your risk of complications in the future.  Good luck!


New York Dermatologist
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Hyperpigmentation after a chemical peel

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From the photos it appears that you need to make an appointment with a board-certified dermatologist as soon as possible.  There are things that you may be able to do to present long term hyperpigmentation and scarring.  You will probably need a prescription for hydroquinone.  Rather than treating yourself with these strong products, I recommend that you work with a qualified professional to minimize your risk of complications in the future.  Good luck!


New York Dermatologist

Consult a dermatologist for your skin.

You should consult a dermatologist.  You must stop home treating yourself or you will end up with hyperpigmentation and scarring.

Martie Gidon, MD, FRCPC
Toronto Dermatologist
5.0 out of 5 stars 22 reviews

Consult a dermatologist for your skin.

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You should consult a dermatologist.  You must stop home treating yourself or you will end up with hyperpigmentation and scarring.

Martie Gidon, MD, FRCPC
Toronto Dermatologist

Chemical peel mistakes at home

As mentioned in previous postings, I have seen countless burns, scars, mistakes etc with people self-treating with peels and other things. Please go see a dermatologist, a highly trained skin expert for a proper diagnosis and treatment plan and stop playing doctor.

Benjamin Barankin, MD, FRCPC
Toronto Dermatologic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 55 reviews

Chemical peel mistakes at home

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As mentioned in previous postings, I have seen countless burns, scars, mistakes etc with people self-treating with peels and other things. Please go see a dermatologist, a highly trained skin expert for a proper diagnosis and treatment plan and stop playing doctor.

Benjamin Barankin, MD, FRCPC
Toronto Dermatologic Surgeon

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