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Why can't tca peels be used on dark skin?

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Dr. Thomas Fiala
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: PIH...

...Which is short for "post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation", is more of a problem in darker skin tones.
Essentially, it's blotchy dark brown spots, that are irregular, and not pretty. Better to avoid them, than to have to try to treat them.

In brief: PIH...

...Which is short for "post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation", is more of a problem in darker skin tones.
Essentially, it's blotchy dark brown spots, that are irregular, and not pretty. Better to avoid them, than to have to try to treat them.
Dr. Thomas Fiala
Dr. Thomas Fiala
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Dr. Tara Passow
Dermatology

In brief: Risk of blotches

Even in light skin peels can cause mottled, blotchy pigmentation.
With dark skin that problem can be even worse and more noticeable. It could cause more of a problem than it's trying to treat.

In brief: Risk of blotches

Even in light skin peels can cause mottled, blotchy pigmentation.
With dark skin that problem can be even worse and more noticeable. It could cause more of a problem than it's trying to treat.
Dr. Tara Passow
Dr. Tara Passow
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