Can a Chemical Peels cause discoloration of the skin?

Year ago had a chemical peel around my mouth - worked well and was very deep.now have a white area around my mouth and a darker area on the rest of my face as I live in the sun (but do not particularly sun bathe as such). Also enlarged pores on nose.

Answers from doctors (1)


Esta Kronberg, M.D.

Published on Dec 22, 2009

Yes, chemical peels can cause a change in the color of your skin. There are
several variables. It depends on the type peel (such as TCA, phenol and
glycolic peels) and the color of the patients skin.
It is best you go to a Dermatologist or Plastic surgeon with a lot of
experience with these chemicals. If it is a TCA or phenol peel insist that
the doctor do the peel for you. This is your face. You also want to hear
from the doctor what to expect and how long the healing time. Do your
research and be picky who performs these procedures on you.

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Answered by Esta Kronberg, M.D.

Yes, chemical peels can cause a change in the color of your skin. There are
several variables. It depends on the type peel (such as TCA, phenol and
glycolic peels) and the color of the patients skin.
It is best you go to a Dermatologist or Plastic surgeon with a lot of
experience with these chemicals. If it is a TCA or phenol peel insist that
the doctor do the peel for you. This is your face. You also want to hear
from the doctor what to expect and how long the healing time. Do your
research and be picky who performs these procedures on you.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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