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Bad healing from TCA

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Bad healing from TCA

Postby tineetoni » Sun Dec 07, 2008 5:44 pm

Hi Dr. Rivkin,

Thank you for taking the time to read my questions.

My PS administered 35% TCA just under my eyes. I healed poorly, my scabs would break open at the slightest touch over and over for a month until finally closing completely. It left me with pink, bumpy skin and under one eye I have a one inch raised area that looks like a scar. My PS has injected the scar area with steroids 3 times and it has not helped much. He also has done IPL once which I didn't see much of a difference either. He wants to continue with IPL and then a lighter chemical peel. I was just wondering if you agree with this and if there is anything else I can do to speed the healing. It has been almost 3 months. Thank you.
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Postby AlexanderRivkinM.D. » Tue Dec 09, 2008 4:07 pm

i'm sorry to hear this - it sounds like you've been having a hard time.
i do not use chemical peels very much at all, so i'm not sure how to best approach this issue.
however, it sounds like ipl would be useful here. yag laser is another possibility
there is just not much else that adresses the redness effectively.
the other possibility is to get a second opinion from a doc in your area who can take a look at you.
hope that helps
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