The marks that are a red/brown color were left by cysts. Would a TCA chemical peel have any effect on them?
Can a TCA Chemical Peel Treat Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation (PIH)?
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Along with topical regimen, the Peels should help
I would recommend TCA at 8-9% strength, every 2 weeks, for 4 sessions. PLUS fading agents such as Lytera or Hydroquinone.
Dr Davin Lim
Brisbane and Gold Coast
Treating Pigmentation and acne scars with TCA peel
Yes, a TCA peel will improve post inflammatory hyperpigmentation in combination with a sound topical skin care regimen.
I also recommend a Melapeel for my patients to improve PIH.
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Yes, TCA peels would help
TCA chemical peels really help with post inflammatory hyperpigmentation such as acne marks. If your skin is more asian or black then a few light TCA peels 10-15% every 2-3 weeks do good. I like to use a bleaching cream with it as well such as Tri-Luma to help prevent any unexpected pigmentation problems and of course a sunscreen as well.
The TCA peels run about $250 each for the face. You can also do spot treatments instead of the whole face which are less expensive.
Peels for hyperpigmentation
Brown skin, Asian skin, East Indian and African American skin is prone to hyperpigmentation.
Before you spend $$ on peels or IPL, try these topicals.
This is called post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH).
I recommend Melarase AM and Melarase PM creams from Kare Skin as well as a broad spectrum sunblock like Spectrase. Bothe are from Kare Skin. Scler-x post inflammatory hyperigmentation relief complex is a great supplement to take as well. See link below.
Spectrase is a wide spectrum sunblock SPF 50+that is also recommended to prevent ongoing inflammation.