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.
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