Did I cause burns during my 18% TCA at-home peel? (Photo)

I have previously done 2 successful at-home TCA peels: one 12%, one 15%. I did the 18% last night. Within 30 seconds, inexpwri need rapid frosting over much of my face. I neutralized with baking soda/water solution. Now I have dark brown spots and streaks. I don't recall having these brown spots right after my other peels. I do have some sun spots, adult acne and acne scarring. I have attached pictures. Is this normal? Have I burned my skin beyond the layer that will eventually peel?

Doctor Answers 2

Chemical peel burns

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This is not what you skin should like after a professional peel. It is uneven with multi coated and drip areas suggesting a burn. You should see a Board certified Plastics or dermatologist to help you repair this. The concentrations you are using are way too high for SAFE home use. 
All the bestDr Davin Lim Laser and aesthetic dermatologistBrisbane, Australia. 


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I suggest formal skin care at this time and you need to avoid TCA peels at home this should be performed by a well trained expert.  Best, Dr. Emer.

Jason Emer, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
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