Pink skin after a tca 25% peel. (photo)
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Keep it out of the sun 100% and check back with your doctor.
You are at high risk of PIH with your dark skin being pink. Keep it out of the sun 100% and check back with your doctor for recommendations.
Pink after Peel
All my patients with deep peels get a silicone based scar gel with growth factors and b5 hyaluronic acid. You should also use a petrolatum based ointment to the pink areas. Please see your cosmetic dermatologist for appropriate follow up to ensure no scarring or hyperpigmentation. Best, Dr. Emer.
Healing after TCA peel
The pink skin is brand new, delicate, and still healing. It usually takes a few weeks for the majority of the remaining red/ pink color to fade; in the meantime, one may usually cover the remaining redness with camouflaging make-up--as long as the pink skin is intact and no longer moist/ weeping. One must also be absolutely religious about protecting the healing skin from the sun with regular use of sunblock, hats, etc. Get in touch with your treating physician for a clarification of your post-peel instruction. Good luck!