Microdermabrasion or Dermabrasion for TCA Peel Burn Scar?

Can Microdermabrasion or dermabrasion lighten TCA peel burn scars? If not, which treatment should I consider doing to improve, if not eradicate it? Also, how much will it cost?


Doctor Answers 2

TCA burn scar

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The picture shows redness & is not clear whether there is actual scarring with elevation or depression. A vascular laser such as Pulsed Dye Laser or KTP laser would take care of the redness & may help with the elevated scar.

Once all settles, further management will depend on what is left. For the time being, I would recommend neither Dermabrasion, nor Microdermabrasion.

Detroit Dermatologic Surgeon

Give it time

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Tincture of time is likely your best bet to allow time for resolution of hyperemia following the TCA peel. Any interevention has the potential to prolong the hyperemia and redness.

Otto Joseph Placik, MD
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
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