Itchy And Swollen Face After Peeling?

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Hello doctor. My 25-year-old woman did chemical peeling yesterday using a 10% TCA … after a day, my face was itchy and swollen and the itchy area was thickened. Previously, I had never done peeling … please, doctor’s solution, is this a reasonable reaction?

1 Answer:


Chemical peeling is an aesthetic action aimed at removing old skin cells and encouraging the regeneration of new skin cells. The new layer of skin is expected to look smoother, smoother and brighter. Types of peeling actions are divided into 3, superficial peels, moderate peels and shallow peels. Peeling using TCA (trichloroacetate) is a type of medium peeling action used to remove the upper skin and the underlying layers (epidermis & dermis). Peeling with TCA is usually used to fade acne scars, even out skin tone and fade fine wrinkles on the face.

It is important to know, chemical peels are highly recommended by a trained and certified aesthetic doctor or dermatologist, because peels require medical analysis to reduce the possibility of side effects that arise after peeling.

Side effects of peeling with TCA are redness, pain and swelling in the face area that is smeared with solution. Usually after applying peeling, the doctor gives a cold compress, giving a special ointment to help relieve skin complaints. After peeling, the doctor also recommends protecting the skin from sun exposure for at least 48 hours. After 48 hours, you can only do outdoor activities by using a protection that reduces sun exposure, such as a wide hat and the use of sunscreen with a sufficient protective effect. Strong exposure to the sun will make young skin cells that are thin, flammable.

If the swelling and itching are very annoying, you should immediately re-consult aesthetic doctor / dermatologist who is doing chemical peels. The doctor will re-do the medical examination and if necessary, the doctor will provide additional facial care creams to relieve the side effects of peeling or oral medication to relieve swelling.

You can also do cold compresses 15-20 minutes every 2-3 hours in the swollen area of ​​the face. Still avoid exposure to sunlight, consumption of drinking water in sufficient quantities (at least 2 liters / day), and eat balanced nutritious foods, especially vegetables and fruit.

Read about Chemical Peeling Actions in this article.

Thus the info we can share, hopefully helps you.

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