What's the best way to treat hyperpigmentation, redness, and large pores that have resulted from a TCA peel I had 7 weeks ago?

At my doctor's suggestion, I had a TCA peel as an add-on procedure along with a face/neck lift. My forehead, central face, and chin were treated, but my lateral cheeks, jaw, and neck were not. Now, the TCA treated areas of my skin look much worse than before. I have redness and spots of hyperpigmentation, especially on my left cheek. Also, the pores on my cheeks seem to be larger than before the peel. I have avoided sun exposure, and I've used sunscreen religiously. Suggestions?

Doctor Answers 2

Time, sunscreen, bleaching agents, gentle lasers

Time and sunscreen is the cornerstone of management. There after, depending on examination a series of bleach creams, gentle lasers such as the low dose Q switch or even Picosure Focus, or Clear and Brilliant in the 1927 can help. These will need to be gentle and 4-5 sessions needed. Peels (once again gentle ones) can help. All the best, Dr Davin Lim. Brisbane. Australia. 


Brisbane Dermatologist
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Pores, Wrinkles, Pigmentation : Treat with Lasers and Skin Care!

I suggest a combination protocol or skin care, microneedling/PRP and lasers. Please see an expert.  Without photos I cannot give the best options.  Dr. Emer.

Jason Emer, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
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