25% TCA. If I peeled it off in a 2 day span, would my face be scarred and is it permanent?

So two days ago I done a tca peel and then peeled it off....can I have permanent scars from it?

Doctor Answers 2

TCA home peels and scarring

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This is the number one 'home remedy' that we see for scars. You do need to look after your skin with healing balms, prevent infection, etc.. at this strength. 

At a lower 8%TCA as in the video this is less critical. 25% is considered on the strong side, even for professionals if we combine this with acetone scrubs and Jessners 

Please see a specialist for your wound care as this can reduce scarring. 

All the best
Dr Davin Lim
Laser Dermatologist


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Please see a cosmetic dermatologist for treatment and evaluation.  I suggest never doing a TCA peel at home.  Best, Dr. Emer.

Jason Emer, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
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