My before/after TCA cross picturestca
Posted 25 May 2004 - 08:18 PM
Left after 1xcross:
Left after 2x cross and 2 tca complex:
Posted 25 May 2004 - 09:04 PM
Thanks for posting the pictures again. I had tried to find the thread that you posted on earlier, but I guess the board has been having problems.
Anyways, I just wanted to say, your skin looks very beautiful! I am so happy that you've achieved such high results. Congratulations!
I have a few questions for you. I am sure you've answered before, so I apologize in advance. But I was just curious to know what strength of TCA you applied to your scars and did you use a toothpick?
I am really hesistant to perform my own scar therapy treatment ( especially since TCA is very potent ) but after seeing your results, it's inspired me greatly.
Again, thanks for the pictures and giving others hope.
Posted 25 May 2004 - 09:27 PM
Posted 26 May 2004 - 12:24 AM
Posted 26 May 2004 - 04:08 AM
you must be so happy
just wondering ... did the doctor just perform just on scars only ?
or the whole cheek area? ...
i must say ur skin is now a new born babys skin
Posted 26 May 2004 - 09:17 AM
Posted 26 May 2004 - 06:05 PM
Dip it.....yes, if you exfoliate the skin before it's ready to come off on its own you WILL hyperpigment. Especially if you have a darker skin type like I do.
Posted 26 May 2004 - 06:12 PM
I think you should put the other picture up....it shows your skin (and the smile) better....
Posted 26 May 2004 - 07:08 PM
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Posted 26 May 2004 - 08:13 PM
about how many icepicks did you treat on this one cheek that we are seeing? The overall improvement is fantastic!
Posted 26 May 2004 - 08:21 PM
in your before pic it seems that your scars are red, did the cross treatment get rid of the redness too?
Posted 27 May 2004 - 03:39 AM
-I used 100% TCA for the cross. 20 to 25 icepicks/pores on the left and 10 to 15 on the right.
-I also did 2 TCA complex peels full face. No breakouts, but only very heavy/oily things will give
me a pimple now since Accutane.
-I performed all the procedures myself. Generally, I would recommend going to a professional
due to the potential for further scarring with TCA cross. I am in an allied health field
and work on an area much smaller than my face so I felt comfortable performing it myself. If
you have very steady hands and are not nervous at all then try one spot~just a suggestion.
-5 weeks between the 2 cross sessions. 1 Tca complex 4 weeks after 1st cross. 2nd Tca complex
3 weeks after 2nd cross.
-It does appear that I had redness in my before pic but it was minimal. I do have lingering
redness on my deepest icepick I crossed on my left cheek.
-I will perform cross hopefully one last time next week. I am hoping to follow that 4 weeks later
with a combo Jessner's peel, 25% TCA peel for my remaining rolling scars and freckles.
-Oh, finally. I have not performed cross on any rolling scars!!! I am attributing their improvement
to HA supplements more than anything else.
Keep the questions coming! I am so grateful to this board for helping me treat my scars so successfully and for a tiny fraction of the price I have paid my dermatologist over the years. So I am in"pay it forward" mode now. Anyway, for the first time in years I am not wearing my spackle concealer. I am hoping to be able to go foundation free by the end of the summer
Posted 27 May 2004 - 04:47 AM
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Posted 27 May 2004 - 11:19 AM
Hey what % improvement would you say you've had with the cross TCA?
Posted 27 May 2004 - 01:15 PM