I had a chemical peel last Thursday. I peeled it before it was ready (Photo)
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Worried about post peel scarring
As for the areas you have already peeled, it most likely won't leave "permanent scars". You will, however, likely have what is called post inflammatory hyperpigmentation. This will hopefully fade with time and protection from the sun. Ensure that you are very diligent with gentle skin care (no scrubbing or exfoliating or picking) and generous moisturizing (Aquaphor or EltaMD post procedure balm), as well as SPF application, hats, and general sun avoidance.
If you have pigmentation that is persisting or any non-healing areas, if would be a good idea to follow up with the provider that performed the peel, or another provider for evaluation. I hope this helps.
Post peel concerns
Pablo Prichard, MD
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