Yes. I wonder how meth doesn't do that to your skin, too. I mean people add bleach and battery acid and all sorts of shit to that.It should be noted though that clean pharma desomorphine is not more harmful than any other pharma opiate. It’s used in Germany and a couple other countries as a painkiller.
The reason “krokadil” has the effects it does is impurities in the production process. It’s made using OTC cocodamol and the dirty street synth contains all sorts of horrible shite you don’t want in your body. Which is what causes the “burnt off skin” you see on the news.