The application of chemical solutions to exfoliate and peel the skin off to improve the appearance and feel of the skin is called chemical peels. It is used to treat skin conditions like wrinkles, sun damage, scars, melasma, and uneven skin tone.
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Reasons for burning sensation after peeling treatment for acne.
Query: Hi doctor, About 3 weeks ago, I was prescribed Retin-A 0.5% and Acticlate for an unusual breakout on my forehead by my dermatologist. The anaesthetician who also took a look at my face recommended Glytone PA chemical peel to help treat some discoloration that the acne had caused. I went in to see he... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. She is right, and these are common post peel effect. By looking at your photos (attachment removed to protect patient identity), I can tell that in your condition medicines are very unlikely to effect and chemical peeling and lasers are the only options. Glycolic acid... Read Full »
I have severe acne problem. It is increasing by the day. can you suggest some medicines?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 30-year-old male. I am facing severe acne problem. I am currently using Doxy-1 L-DR Forte Capsule two times a day since 20 days and Persol-plus gel at night and Ahaglow-S face wash. Also, Aziderm cream 20 % and Cetaphil as a moisturizer. But it is painful and with pus. Sometimes, ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. All the medications you are on are right. I agree with your treating doctor. Peeling is a procedure where fruit-concentrated extracts are used, such as Glycolic acid and many other (Salicylic acid) which help reduce the activity of the sebaceous glands and in turn r... Read Full »
I have pigmentation around my eyes despite undergoing three sittings of black peel. Why?
Query: Hello doctor,I have gone through three sittings of black peel for my under eye and face I have some pimple spots and very dark pigmentation around my eyes. Could you tell me how long will it take to recover after the peel? Is it normal for the skin to turn dark even after 10 days after the peel?Kind... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to iciniq.com. Thank you for your query. I understand your concern. Dark circle under the eyes or periocular hyperpigmentation is a common cosmetic concern, especially in females. Common causes of the dark circle are genetic, vascular, and extension of the pigmentary demarcation li... Read Full »
Is Retino-A effective for cystic acne scar?
Query: Hi doctor, I suffered from cystic acne. I used Clindamycin and Epiduo gel. It cleared my acne, but left black and red marks. I have attached the pictures. Which type of scar is this? Is there any topical cream to remove the marks? Is a chemical peel or Retino A effective for this? I also have some h... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query in detail and do understand your concern. I have also viewed the attached pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity). These are ice pick and boxcar scars (the big ones) of acne. Treatment for the small ice pick (hole-like) sca... Read Full »
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Query: Hi doctor, I have a wheatish complexion. Can you please suggest if I can use Kojivit cream for skin lightening? Read Full »
Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.Yes, you can use Kojivit gel (Kojic acid) safely daily. But, it only removes extra tan from your skin. You can try using a Glycolic acid based face wash for better results of skin lightening. Make sure that you apply sunscreen every 5-6 hours. You can also get chemical p... Read Full »
Are underarm skin peeling treatments effective?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 24 year old female. I have dark underarms. I used hair removal cream when I was a teenager. I went to a dermatologist and she suggested a skin peeling treatment. It is expensive. So, I just wanted to know if such procedures are effective and for how long? Or are there any cream... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have noted your concern. You may use Litearm Lotion for dark underarms. It contains Glycolic acid as the main active ingredient which has a skin lightening and exfoliating action. Chemical peeling too induces skin exfoliation thus shedding off excess pigment. ... Read Full »
The skin around my mouth has become dry and darker because of glycolic acid use. Please help.
Query: Hello doctor, I had over-exfoliated my skin five days back using Glycolic Acid, and the area around my mouth became very dry, darker, and pigmented. Please help me. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and understood your concern. Irritant dermatitis/exfoliative dermatitis may appear due to excess exfoliation using physical and chemical exfoliants. As you have mentioned, usage of exfoliants in the form of Glycolic Acid may lead to irritat... Read Full »
Hydroquinone creams are giving me only temporary skin lightening. Why?
Query: Hello doctor, My skin tone is dusky. One year ago, I started using Hydroquinone cream. After three to four months, I stopped using it, but then, my face started to become dark again. After a month, I started to use this cream again and then stopped. I want to make my skin healthy and have a clear c... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The long-term use of Hydroquinone can cause permanent discoloration called exogenous ochronosis, especially on persons with a dusky skin. The use of any skin lightening agents gives results only till it is being used. For a healthy skin tone, start applyin... Read Full »
Why is my face darker than the rest of my body?
Query: Hello doctor, The color of the skin on my face is too dark when compared to the skin on my nose, cheeks, and rest of my body. How can I restore the original color on my face? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The skin often darkens due to tanning under the effect of UV (ultraviolet) rays. I would strongly recommend using a sunscreen with a minimum SPF of 30. The sunscreen has to be applied at least half an hour before you go out and has to be reapplied every four hours till ... Read Full »
I have brown skin with flat, irregular, disc-like freckles on both sides of my face. Please help.
Query: Hi doctor, I have brown skin and flat, brown irregular, disc-like freckles on both sides of my face and the cheek area. How do I get rid of it or lighten it significantly? My face looks horrible, and I am also losing my self-confidence. Will peels help? If yes, what kind of peel should I get done? W... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. I suggest you to do the following and consult a specialist. Please try to wear sunblock with SPF (sun protection factor) 30 almost 20 minutes before exposure to sunlight and repeat after every two to three hours as it gets wasted or washe... Read Full »