Would a light 15% TCA peel be safe given the fact I'm of a darker skin color? I'm thinking about going for a course of 4.(photo)

My dermatologist suggested a course of 15% peels (maybe we can change this to 18% after the first two). She's treated patients with indian skin types before with 15-18% and had no problems, but im reading a lot of people on here say tca peels are not suitable for darker skin types?! know TCA peels can have successful outcomes but i've read some horror stories about darker skin types people giving themselves tca peels and damaging their skin... would this treatment be okay for mee? many thanks..:/

Doctor Answers 2

Yes, safe, but multiple TCA peels needed.

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If you are under the guidance of an experienced dermatologist, this concentration is absolutely safe. No problems. Obviously follow post peel instructions. Most of the horror stories are due to home peels, or poor post peel follow ups. All the best, Dr Davin S. Lim. Brisbane. Australia. 

TCA Cross for Indian Skin Type--Requires Combination of TCS cross with Fillers Like Bellafill, Eclipse Micropen

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Yes, TCA cross would work well with your skin type. This will require a series of treatments including the TCA cross with peels, fillers and possibly laser treatments (clear + Brilliant, aerolase etc).  I suggest a formal consultation.  Best, Dr. Emer.

Jason Emer, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
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