What happens she you leave a TCA pill on for too long?

What are the effects of leaving on too long?

Doctor Answers 2

TCA peels are self neutralising.

The answer is none. I do not endorse high strength peels at home. TCA can result in scarring, if one does it incorrectly ( as can AHA peels). 

The peel is self neutralising. You do not need to wash it off. Video explains. 

Dr Davin Lim
Laser and aesthetic dermatologist
Brisbane, Australia 

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Please see a cosmetic dermatologist for treatment and evaluation. I suggest never doing a TCA peel at home. Best, Dr. Emer

Jason Emer, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
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