My underam skin got a lot darker after a 25% chemical peel. Is it normal or will it always be like this? Will it go away?(Photo)

My skin started to peel on the second day after sweating a lot that morning. I could pull out the skin easily with no pain. Then I put on a fade cream to improve the darkness. The first two days after the peeling, my skin seemed to be lighter but from the third day It got darker. Now a week is already drawing near and I feel like part of my underarms got more darker than it was before. It does feel tight and leathery and itches as well. Will the darkness go away?

Doctor Answers 2

It Is Normal

Side effects are minimal and temporary. Things that people normally experience after a peel are redness, tightness, and sloughing of the skin. Peeling of the skin usually lasts for 2-5 days, depending on the person and the depth of the peel.


Summit Emergency Medicine Physician
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Underram pigmentation of the skin

Underarm pigmentation can be improved with a combination of Melapads daily exfoliation and Melarase creams for skin lightening. 

Best, 
Dr. Karamanoukian 
Los Angeles

Raffy Karamanoukian, MD, FACS
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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