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Sat Sep 24, 2011 3:43 pm      Reply with quote
I do regularly 12.5%, 18%, 21% TCA. What I have noticed, the prep is the key. Retin-A one month prior, BHA 2 weeks prior, 2 days before application - nothing. Wash face with a sponge and soap, almost like dishwasher soap. (that soap gives me frosting all the time).
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Tue Nov 15, 2011 5:04 pm      Reply with quote
I wanted to know if I am applying multiple layers of TCA, should I apply on the areas which have frosted on the previous layer/s or skip em?
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Tue Nov 15, 2011 6:21 pm      Reply with quote
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I own an 8% TCA peel from MUAC but I'm too scared to try it.

I read a post elsewhere from a woman who got a 3rd degree burn - her face swelled up and turned red then brown then black and it took weeks for it to heal.

I'm afraid of that.

Also I get Keloid scars - does that mean my face will scar?

Please help if anyone knows the answers to this. I don't want to disfigure myself.


I got a first degree burn and hyper pigmentation from using a C serum! If you are scared, there may a good reason for it. Don't use it.

It concerns me deeply that very young women are reaching for TCA peels based on nothing more than their skin doesn't look like a models. Unless you are genetically pre-disposed for that kind of skin you won't find it in a bottle of
TCA. No matter how low the strength it's still an industrial chemical that your skin was never meant to be exposed to on a regular basis.

TCA use was developed by the dermatological community to treat specific skin ailments. It was never intended to be part of a skin care routine. I don't care how many people say it works for them I won't run the risk of putting this on my face at home.

Sadly, I do predict that in 15yrs time there will be a lot of people looking for a solution to the consequences of over-use of TCA. I am aware that TCA has been in safe medical use for decades. But how many medical patients are getting a TCA peel every 3 weeks for years on end? That usage of it has not been tested.

The other danger is that once someone has gotten used to a low concentration TCA peel they automatically reach for higher and higher concentrations. Either out of a misguided idea that it will produce better or faster results or because they think they've gotten immune to the lower strength variety. I know I am a lone voice in this, I guess only time will tell. In the meantime I won't be putting TCA on my skin.

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Wed Nov 16, 2011 4:20 am      Reply with quote
NotMeNotYou wrote:
SoCalGal wrote:
I own an 8% TCA peel from MUAC but I'm too scared to try it.

I read a post elsewhere from a woman who got a 3rd degree burn - her face swelled up and turned red then brown then black and it took weeks for it to heal.

I'm afraid of that.

Also I get Keloid scars - does that mean my face will scar?

Please help if anyone knows the answers to this. I don't want to disfigure myself.


I got a first degree burn and hyper pigmentation from using a C serum! If you are scared, there may a good reason for it. Don't use it.

It concerns me deeply that very young women are reaching for TCA peels based on nothing more than their skin doesn't look like a models. Unless you are genetically pre-disposed for that kind of skin you won't find it in a bottle of
TCA. No matter how low the strength it's still an industrial chemical that your skin was never meant to be exposed to on a regular basis.

TCA use was developed by the dermatological community to treat specific skin ailments. It was never intended to be part of a skin care routine. I don't care how many people say it works for them I won't run the risk of putting this on my face at home.

Sadly, I do predict that in 15yrs time there will be a lot of people looking for a solution to the consequences of over-use of TCA. I am aware that TCA has been in safe medical use for decades. But how many medical patients are getting a TCA peel every 3 weeks for years on end? That usage of it has not been tested.

The other danger is that once someone has gotten used to a low concentration TCA peel they automatically reach for higher and higher concentrations. Either out of a misguided idea that it will produce better or faster results or because they think they've gotten immune to the lower strength variety. I know I am a lone voice in this, I guess only time will tell. In the meantime I won't be putting TCA on my skin.


Just the thought that you got 1st degree burn makes me shudder!
I will stick with lactic acid peel, but I do plan to order samples of TCA and others to give it a try.

I know it would not be a good idea to do a peel if your environment is very dry and it can get like this in the winter for me. I may have to wait until spring to try the stronger ones.

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Mon Apr 08, 2013 1:48 pm      Reply with quote
Hi,
I just did my 5th or 6th glycolic acid peel (40%). There were these white bubbles all over my face when I neutralize it with water+baking soda. Is that normal? I got this baking soda yesterday, is that the reason??

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Mon Apr 08, 2013 2:09 pm      Reply with quote
sai79 wrote:
Hi,
I just did my 5th or 6th glycolic acid peel (40%). There were these white bubbles all over my face when I neutralize it with water+baking soda. Is that normal? I got this baking soda yesterday, is that the reason??

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Have you watched it on YouTube? It is normal if you frost.

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Mon Apr 08, 2013 4:52 pm      Reply with quote
Oh..I thought frosting occurs before you neutralize the peel..
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Mon Apr 08, 2013 5:45 pm      Reply with quote
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Oh..I thought frosting occurs before you neutralize the peel..


Sorry I took so long to respond. Have you found it on YouTube?

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sai79 wrote:
Oh..I thought frosting occurs before you neutralize the peel..


Sorry I took so long to respond. Have you found it on YouTube?


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