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.
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!