Problems after Chemical Peel
I had a facial done 10 days ago in which the lady did extractions and a Skinceuticals 30% Glycolic Gel Peel. She assured me that this is a very light peel. The next morning I woke up swollen and red. I never had a chemical peel done before so I was very concerned. I called a dermatologist and I got in 1 day later. It seemed that they didn't really spent too much time looking at me and explaining. They gave me CeraVe for cleaning and Hylatopic Plus cream for moisturizer. I also received an antiobiotic called Monodox 100. A day later I felt like the moisturizer is not enough as I started to build brown skin / crusts on all the areas extractions were performed. I added vaseline to those areas to keep them moist. My skin feels very tight, dry and itchy. I started to peel, but not like a snake... I can only see the old skin when my face is wet and some of the brown skin / crusts came off during cleansing. I don't pick or remove any of my skin until it comes off on its own. Two days ago I started applying vaseline to my entire face as it felt so dry and I thought this will speed up my healing. I still have so much old skin on my face and it itches so much. This morning, day 10, I woke up with a really bad rash on my face (except forehead), mainly on the cheeks. I saw another dermatologist today and they told me to continue with the gentle cleanser and also apply a cortisone cream to the rash and red spots morning and evening, but also add Aquaphor in the evening on top of the cortisone. The dermatologist didn't really tell what the cause of the rash could be. I looked at my antibiotic and one of the severe side effects is rash. I don't know what to do. Can the antibiotic cause the rash after 8 days or is it the vaseline I used or is this something normal after the peel. I feel traumatized now and don't understand why my dead skin just sits on my face and won't come off that easy. Overall a very bad experience and I feel lost.