I think it healed! I am currently applying Bio-Oil and Mederma w/ spf 30 , but I just want to know, how can I lighten this scars on my cheeks from TCA peel burn well? It still looks kinda red to me. What should I apply or if I ever go to treatment? What will be the effective way to at least lessen or lighten these imperfections at a lower cost?
How to Lighten Dark Scars from TCA Burn? Mederma, Bio Oil
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Dark scars after TCA burns
Brown skin, Asian skin, East Indian and African American skin is prone to hyperpigmentation.
Before you spend $$ on peels or IPL, try these topicals.
This is called post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH).
I recommend Melarase AM and Melarase PM creams from Kare Skin as well as a broad spectrum sunblock like Spectrase. Bothe are from Kare Skin. Scler-x post inflammatory hyperigmentation relief complex is a great supplement to take as well. See link below.
Spectrase is a wide spectrum sunblock SPF 50+that is also recommended to prevent ongoing inflammation.
How to deal with post TCA scars and pigment
The first and most important rule is a complete sunblock in the range of a 50+ SPF every day. Then, a bleaching cream such as Triluma (Rx) used once a day.
If after one month or so, there is still need for improvement, then Intense Pulsed Light (a laser like device) will usually complete the treatment.