Chemical Peels for Post Acne Hyperpigmentation in Skin of Color

Chemical Peels for Post Acne Hyperpigmentation in Skin of Color


Arsiwala Shehnaz Z*
Consultant Dermatologist, Cosmetic Dermatosurgeon and Laser Specialist, Dermatocosmetic and Laser Centre, Prince Aly Khan Hospital, Mumbai, India



Journal of Pigmentary Disorders



Acne has a complex multifactorial etiology. Inflammatory acne lesions often heal with sequelae. In skin of color the post acne healing phase often reflects post inflammatory hyperpigmentation which is very commonly seen. Though this hyperpigmentation is often transient and fades with time, in certain cases the life of pigmentary marks post acne
is prolonged and is not conducive to therapy with topical agents and sunscreens alone.


Chemical peels are often used an interventional therapy in dark- skinned individuals for treatment of post acne hyperpigmented marks. This articlereviews efficacy, and complications of chemical peels on post acne hyperpigmented marks



Post inflammatory hyperpigmentation; Acne; Chemical peels


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