iCliniq logo

Ask a Doctor Online Now

HomeAnswersDermatologychemical peelsI have pigmentation around my eyes despite undergoing three sittings of black peel. Why?

Is it normal for the skin to turn dark after the skin peel treatment?

The following is an actual conversation between an iCliniq user and a doctor that has been reviewed and published as a Premium Q&A.

Answered by

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Medically reviewed by

iCliniq medical review team

Published At May 18, 2023
Reviewed AtSeptember 25, 2023

Patient's 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?

Kindy help.

Answered by Dr. Suvash Sahu


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 line. Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation due to continuous rubbing of eyes in allergic conjunctivitis and because of atopic dermatitis. Lack of adequate sleep, stress, etc. Chemical peels act through exfoliation, abrasion, and shedding of the superficial skin cells followed by remodeling without scarring. But sun protection is a must other it will lead to further darkening, or sometimes lead to irritant contact dermatitis, in your case this may be the cause. I suggest you to follow a few instructions mentioned below.

  1. Avoid mid-day sun especially from 10 AM to 4 PM.
  2. Seek shade whenever possible.
  3. Wear broad-brimmed hats.
  4. Apply Suncros soft gel sunscreen (Cyclopentasiloxane, Zinc Oxide, C-12-15 Alkyl Benzoate) with SPF 50 daily in the morning all over the face can be repeated after 4 hours.
  5. It usually takes six sittings of chemical peels required to show the result.

I hope this has helped you. Thank you.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Suvash Sahu
Dr. Suvash Sahu


Community Banner Mobile
By subscribing, I agree to iCliniq's Terms & Privacy Policy.

Read answers about:

chemical peelspigmentation

Ask your health query to a doctor online


*guaranteed answer within 4 hours

Disclaimer: No content published on this website is intended to be a substitute for professional medical diagnosis, advice or treatment by a trained physician. Seek advice from your physician or other qualified healthcare providers with questions you may have regarding your symptoms and medical condition for a complete medical diagnosis. Do not delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice because of something you have read on this website. Read our Editorial Process to know how we create content for health articles and queries.

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. iCliniq privacy policy