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How To Heal Burned Skin From Glycolic Acid
Burned skin from Retin A, (tretinoin) will it peel? how long will it take to heal completely? could Betnovate ointment help in healing?
Burned skin Retin A (tretinoin): The concentration of 0.1% retin-A (I was on 0.05% before) is high. The 0.1% is irritating, May induce a red rash (hundreds of tiny little bumps), thick dark scabs, and hyperpigmentation underneath the scabs (looks similar to lentigines). I think the dark scabs are chemical burns? They're around my eyes and mouth. Stop for now the retin-A for now, go back to the 0.05%? If you are having this kind of result, yes, stop the product! Make an appointment with your prescribing physician to evaluate your reaction and determine what should be done. But yes, STOP using it and don't use anything else before you see your doctor. ...Read more
Simple Care best: The real question is what not to do that slows down healing. Avoid using alcohol, peroxide, hibiclens, betadine, and bleach solutions. Inflammation ( red, hot, swollen, tender) is important to healing so anti-inflammatories (motrin, advil) are bad. Cover the area with a clean dressing changed every other day and protected from trauma. Antibiotics do not help healing unless it is truly infected. ...Read more
How to make minor facial burn for salicylic acid heal fast and avoiding post inflammatory hyper pigmentation?
Light/acid/peels: Best is to NOT self treat! Use Aquafor ointments... ...Read more
Not really.: Salicylic acid is a mild skin peeling agent that removes the top sun-damaged layers of the skin, allowing the healthier skin cells from within the hair follicles and sweat glands to resurface your skin as it heals after peel. More collagen and elastic fibers are produced, making your skin look more youthful and less wrinkled. ...Read more
Some HC cream helps: Usually, when a person gets over-irritated skin or overly-dry skin after using acne medications, she can decrease or stop the acne medication (if they are over-the-counter, or if her doctor says that is ok to do), and then try some hydrocortisone cream (HC cream) on the irritated areas for a few days. Avoiding too much sun exposure on irritated skin is also helpful. ...Read more
Stop the acid: and wait, it will improveGet a more detailed answer ›
Good wound care: If a burn is deep enough (third degree) it will scar no matter what. Burns are classified according to the depth of tissue burnt. First degree- epidermis only second degree- dermis superficial second degree is as name implies deep second degree is more dangerous third degree- goes thru dermis and into the fat layer. It is important to do daily dressing changes with topical agents (silvadene). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the treatment for facial marks after chemical burn with salicylic acid to make those marks fade away?
UseYourFeetToTreat: The treatment is to get to a cosmetic dermatologist or plastic surgeon,who will decide what to do based upon numerous factors, like age or scars,skin type,type of scarring patterns, how deep,how raised,any "smearing"or altered skin lines,location relative to important landmarks like lip margins,cheek folds, eyelids etc etc etc etc--There is no non-prescription product I am aware of that helps much ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cortisone cream: Retinol can cause dryness, irritation and burning. Stop using the product, apply Hydrocortisone cream and moisturizer that contains no glycolic acid or retinoid (ie: cetaphil, cerave, aveeno). You may need a stronger prescription topical steroid from your doctor if the Hydrocortisone doesn't help. ...Read more
Different options: For over the counter methods try using products that have benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, alcohol, and acetone. For prescription treatments you may be prescribed antibiotics, retinoids or vitamin a derivatives, azelaic acid, oral contraceptives, or spironolactone. Always ask a dermatologist about the possible affects and the risks vs benefits of each treatment. Make sure it's best for you. ...Read more
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