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Chemical Peels can help
What are the possible side effects and complications of TCA and Jessner peels?
Pain. There is usually not much discomfort after a peel, but a moisturizer and/or ibruprofen can be used
Redness. Pink or red skin usually lasts from a few days to a week or two. Occasionally, redness may persist longer
Pigment Changes. Light or dark discoloration is usually temporary, but can occasionally be permanent
Swelling. Usually mild
Scarring. There is a very small chance of scarring, including keloids. It is important that you follow post-operative instructions carefully
Eye Exposure. It is important that you keep your eyes closed during the treatment.
Sun sensitivity. Can last 1-2 months or longer
Accutane. You should not have a chemical peel if you have used Accutane in the last 6 months.
Cold Sores. If you are prone to cold sores, you may need a prescription for acyclovir prior to having a chemical peel
How should I care for my skin after TCA or Jessner peel?
Wash nightly with a gentle cleanser like Cetaphil
remove any makeup very gently.
Apply a thick, bland moisturizer like Cetaphil Cream, Vaseline, vitamin E cream or aloe vera
Absolutely no sun for 48 hours, and limited sun for one week after