TCA Skin Peel --- DO NOT DO AT HOME
Do not do a TCA peel at home and do not use TCA 25% on dark skin for risk of hypo or hyperpigmentation. Best, Dr. Emer.
Treatments for darker skin types
Thank you for your question kimmy00. Chemical peels work well for facial rejuvenation. They should be applied by a medical professional. Many financing opportunities exist for those with limited budgets. Typically chemical peels as strong as 25% TCA are not used on darker skin types due to risks such as post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH). For my patients with dark skin types I recommend using topical products such as hydroquinone, kojic acid, retinoic acid, arbutin, licorice extract, niacinamide, hydroxyl acids, and vitamins C and E for one to two months prior to a treatment to minimize the risk for PIH. Please consult with a doctor for specific recommendations. Good luck!