It can be possible for a peel to bring up pimples. The odor when pooped doesn’t sound the most normal though. In my experience, the typical “purge” reaction after you get a peel is usually a bunch of shallow whiteheads that resolve on their own with time.
It’s hard to say without knowing what ingredients are in the neutralizer. It sounds like it went bad though, unless the solution looked like that since you got it and has specific instructions to shake before use?
That sounds terrible. TCA peels are usually self neutralizing peels but I would try to rinse with a solution of baking soda and water. And generally just water to rinse off as much as the peel as possible. Gently dab dry. Do not rub. Pat on some petroleum jelly if it’s feeling irritated and call your kids pediatrician. With such a strong peel on delicate skin and delicate parts, you definitely should take him to the doctor. Wishing you and your son the best.
Sorry you are experiencing that! What kind of peel did you get? And what did you do for post-peel care? I hope everything heals and returns to normal soon.
Should be okay? But check the consistency, color, and odor. If anything seems off, toss it.
Some people with darker skin tones can experience pigmentation issues post-laser, such as hypopigmentation where the skin is lighter instead of darker like hyperpigmentation. Have you addressed these issues with the person giving you the laser treatments?
Yep! Except you might find that you can leave peels on your body skin longer because it's usually not as sensitive as facial skin. But the care is the same!
To maintain your skin after a chemical peel you can consider the following options:
1. Wear a high SPF, high PPD sunscreen daily and especially if you are out in the sun (reapply)
2. Gentle exfoliation to your skin's tolerance (start with once a week and go from there)
3. A monthly mild chemical peel (like glycolic or lactic acid)
I wouldn't get microdermabrasion when your skin is purging. In my experience, when you have active acne on your skin, getting facial treatments like microdermabrasion or laser can make the acne worse and even cause it to spread. And since you have only been using retin- a micro for a week, I would definitely not get microdermabrasion on top of that. You want to give your skin time to adjust to the treatment and getting microdermabrasion can potentially irritate your skin way too much.
I would also hold off on the proactiv for now. See how your skin does on one treatment (the RAM) first, and then you can see if your skin needs an extra boost by adding in other treatments. But side effects from retinoids like retin-a micro can be slow to show (hopefully you don't even get any!), so in the first few weeks of starting a retinoid treatment, it pays to exercise caution.
Yeah, if your sunscreen isn't water resistant, a simple, non-emollient cleanser (that preferably doesn't dry out your skin!) should be just fine.