TCA Peel for Razor Bumps on light skinned African American?

I've had these bumps for a couple of months now. I've used many acne scrubs and treatments, but none seem to be working. I think they are caused by facial hairs. In a couple of days I'm thinking about trying a TCA peel 12.5% to see if it helps. Please help me. I'm light skinned African American and do suffer from razor bumps and ingrown hair. But these don't seem like razor bumps nor ingrown hair.

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TCA peel for facial bumps

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Please seek consultation with a dermatologist in your area before you do anything. Depending on the diagnosis, TCA can cause more irritation and worsen your problem. You may have a condition called pseudofolliculitis barbae for which there are effective strategies including topical treatments (antibiotics, benzoyl peroxide), certain shaving techniques, dislodging of hairs with a toothbrush, as well as laser hair removal.

Good luck.

San Diego Dermatologist

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