Psoriasis Risk After TCA Face Peel?

I have Psoriasis on my knees, elbows and little on calves and forearms. Can I do a TCA peel on face? Will psoriasis spread to my face after the peel? If not, what percentage of TCA peel do you think should be used?

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Psoriasis risk after TCA face peel

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Good question. Psoriasis can be triggered by injury to the skin including sunburns, scrapes and even chemical peels. Although the risk seems low, your doctor may want to consider a test spot with the chemical peel to a small area of the face that is not so visible, before peeling the entire face. I would also start with a low strength of TCA (10%).

Good luck.


San Diego Dermatologist

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