Dark mark under eye is this a burn?

I did an under eye chemical peel with 15 tca it was my second peel but first time doing it under my eyes. After it peeled off like 2 days later a reddish brown mark appeared under my eyes u can see it especially clear if i tilt my head back

Doctor Answers 3

Picture will guide us as to TCA reaction

A picture will be helpful. TCA peel at 15% done professionally will not cause any damage. If you have epidermal compromise (whole skin off, red raw), then the chances of infection and skin colour changes are ever present. For TCA peels that have complications, it is always advisable to seek wound care as soon as possible. Cheers,Dr Davin LimBrisbane, Australia. 

Brisbane Dermatologist
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TCA peel

Without any photographs it is difficult to answer your question. TCA peel when performed correctly on appropriate skin type can give you a nice result. It is not advised for patients with darker skin type. 

Kyle S. Choe, MD
Virginia Beach Facial Plastic Surgeon
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I suggest posting photos to get a formal evaluation to what is best.  Lasers, microneedling/PRP, skin care may all be needed or just wound care at this time.  Dr. Emer.

Jason Emer, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
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