Best to have facial or chemical peel for skin with pimples and acne?

Treat acne first. Chemical peels are helpful for getting rid of scarring after acne has been properly treated. Otherwise you'll just continue to have acne, and you're back where you started. So see a dermatologist, get your acne under good control, then talk to him or her about chemical peels or other options, such as laser dermabrasion.

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What chemical peel is best for clearing up many acne marks/hyper-pigmentation on dark skin?

Glycolics are good. Glycolic acid peels are usually gentle enough that you have no real downtime afterward. They are safe for darker skin types and can be great at decreasing the hyperpigmentation that follows inflammation. You will benefit from a series of peels, and they will create a smoother texture, tighter tone, and fresher look for your skin. Read more...

Hydrogen peroxide/glycolic acid chemical peel that is done to the face for acne, is it safe for the skin in run?

It can cause issues. It's possible that in the long run too frequent and/or too "strong" a chemic peel can lead to uneven pigmentation, acne/rosacea flares and superficial blood vessel(capillary) damage - aka broken blood vessels. So be careful try to avoid doing them more than 1X/month unless a physician specifically suggests otherwise. Read more...

Would a chemical peel help my rosacea? I am fair-skinned and I have severe rosacea. I am very unhappy with the way my face looks, especially the redness and the pimples. Can a chemical peel be used to achieve a better facial skin look for people with rosa

Typically . Typically we don't use chemical peels for rosacea. I often do perform pulsed dye laser treatment to reduce the redness and help get rid of the broken blood vessels on the surface. Combined with good medications and avoidance of triggers, laser treatment can be very effective. See a before and after picture below. Read more...
Rosacea redness. Try using honey as a wash and virgin coconut oil as a moisturizer. Use this regime for 4-5weeksand the redness should improvr. Read more...

Would a chemical peel help my rosacea? I am fair-skinned and I have severe rosacea. I am very unhappy with the way my face looks, especially the redness and the pimples. Can a chemical peel be used to achieve a better facial skin look for people with rosa

I . I agree and typically find chemical peels too harsh for rosacea patients. Avoiding triggers, preventive treatment with medications, and consideration of a v-beam laser treatment are often beneficial. Read more...
The . The international rosacea foundation (and most other experts) strongly recommend against chemical peels in rosacea patients. The reasoning for this recommendation is that chemical peels tend to increase inflammation and modify the superficial vessels in your skin (both of which are already problematic in rosacea). While you may notice temporary improvement from such treatments, your rosacea will rebound, and in all likelihood it will be worse than before the peel. I've attached a link to a mayo clinic discussion about rosacea. I hope it helps! http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/rosacea/ds00308. Read more...

I got a medium chemical peel on 9/20 for active acne & scaring. Today my skin is flakey & has TONS of tiny white heads. Normal for the 1st time?

Yes. Your acne is better managed with the clindamycin you are taking plus a topical like benzoyl peroxide. If this is not enough, prescription meds are in order. Read more...
See a derm ? Have not heard of that being used for acne, sounds like it would cause more scarring. I suggest you see a dermatologist for advice, this does NOT appear to be the right treatment for severe acne ! . Read more...

Acne on my butt. Tiny bumps/painful hard acne. Possible treatment for the acne/scars? Dark scars, craters and new skin formation. Laser/chemical peel?

Infection. Check with your private dermatologist.This sound like recurrence of small glutral abscesses leaving hard painful scars- or in fact, ongoing abscess formation. Must be visualized for diagnosis. Read more...