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Chemical Peels (Mainly Tca) And Shallow Scars.

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What's up everyone? I am just wondering how many of you have used TCA peels for your shallow scars and got results from it. I am talking about any results even 5%. smile.png I would like to know where you got the peels and what percentage it was. Maybe even how many times that you applied it. I would also like to know if the results last.

I was looking at the MUAC testimonials and it looks like TCA peels can be pretty good on shallow scarring. I am not sure if I can believe the photos though.

What do you guys think?

Any response is greatly appreciated.

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Personally I've tried glycolic peels and TCA peels. In my own opinion, peels are not great for scarring but they're excellent for complexions.

I suppose it depends on just how shallow your scarring is. If it's very shallow scarring you have then repeated peels might help.

The best thing I've done for shallow scarring is dermabrasion but that's much more aggressive with longer downtime.

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Personally I've tried glycolic peels and TCA peels. In my own opinion, peels are not great for scarring but they're excellent for complexions.

I suppose it depends on just how shallow your scarring is. If it's very shallow scarring you have then repeated peels might help.

The best thing I've done for shallow scarring is dermabrasion but that's much more aggressive with longer downtime.

Thanks for the reply. The majority of my scars are pretty shallow.

How much was the dermabrasion? Did you like it? Was it expensive?

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I had 'manual dermabrasion' where the surgeon used a scratch pad on my cheeks. The dermabrasion was only slighty more expensive than having 8 glycolic peels done at a clinic.

When I first started out on my acne scar journey some 6 years ago, I was unknowledgeable and jumped straight into chemical peels. I had 8 glycolic peels which were the biggest waste of time in my scar treatment experience to date.

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I had 'manual dermabrasion' where the surgeon used a scratch pad on my cheeks. The dermabrasion was only slighty more expensive than having 8 glycolic peels done at a clinic.

When I first started out on my acne scar journey some 6 years ago, I was unknowledgeable and jumped straight into chemical peels. I had 8 glycolic peels which were the biggest waste of time in my scar treatment experience to date.

I would only do a few glycolic peels I think. I would try to work my way up to the TCA peels if I go this route. Do you have a picture of your scars so I can see how "deep" they are?

Thanks.

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I had a few pictures of some scars on my old laptop but it's broken and this one is fairly new so don't have anything of use on this one.

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I had a few pictures of some scars on my old laptop but it's broken and this one is fairly new so don't have anything of use on this one.

Alright, thanks.

What percentage of TCA did you use? And how many times?

Thanks again.

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25% and then 40%

This was after I had finished with the glycolic peels.

I wouldn't recommend going that high, start low and see how your skin reacts.

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25% and then 40%

This was after I had finished with the glycolic peels.

I wouldn't recommend going that high, start low and see how your skin reacts.

Alright, thank you for the help.

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25% and then 40%

This was after I had finished with the glycolic peels.

I wouldn't recommend going that high, start low and see how your skin reacts.

With the peel did you see any results? Even like 10% (or 5%)? :)

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On my scarring, not really. Much of my scarring was deep.

As yours is shallow scarring then repeated pays may help a bit, but all in all in my own opinion, chemical peels are poor for acne scarring.

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On my scarring, not really. Much of my scarring was deep.

As yours is shallow scarring then repeated pays may help a bit, but all in all in my own opinion, chemical peels are poor for acne scarring.

Thanks for the help. When I try the peels I will let you know how the results turn out.

Anyone else have any chemical peel advice?

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I don't have too much advice to give yet since I just did my first tca peel tongiht, but I'm excited to see what the results are. Even if it's minimal I'll be happy.

I've been suffering with cystic acne for the past 5+ years, I think i just kicked it in the butt and finally got rid of it but I'm left with all these scars & red marks. I took a bunch of pics tonight for my before pics.

The peel... I used a 12.5% from MUAC. I did A LOT of research online prior to make sure I could get the most out of this peel. I'm not new to chemical peels, I have an aesthetician I've been going to periodically over the past 2 years. She'd do microdermabrasion & a (or more than one) chemical peel. Not sure if she's ever done a tca on me before. But I've done glycolic, jessner, lactic before and they never really did anything for me. I researched the tca a lot and found that the best results for scars & red marks was the tca.

I did a test spot the other night on my jaw line on a couple marks I had, I did 3 layers until I got frosting then stopped. That was Sunday night and today it kinda started peeling. I decided to do 3 layers on my entire face and 5 layers on my cheeks which is where I had all my cystic acne, I also did one layer on my neck & chest (not even sure if that'll do anything cause it didn't even get red). My face actually frosted after the 2nd layer, mostly on my cheeks & forehead but I kept going on my cheeks. I have a high tolerance for face pain and I gotta say, the 2nd & 3rd layer were making my eyes water... although by the 4th and 5th layer I couldn't really feel anything anymore. I did the peel about an hour and a half ago and my face is barely even red anymore.

I've heard a lot of people don't experience great results with such a low peel, 12.5%, but I'd rather do a low peel and multiple layers/mulitple peels than do something really strong and screw up my skin. It seems like anything over 30% shouldn't be done at home, that's just from my online research of people posting their experiences.

Will update in a few days!

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i did a lot of peels a few year back, and over time it was thinning my skin so i stopped. the skin finally thickened back up, and hte scars are still there so I would be cautious. doing a peel once every few months probably wouldnt cause a problem, but dont go crazy, because its not worth it.

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I don't have too much advice to give yet since I just did my first tca peel tongiht, but I'm excited to see what the results are. Even if it's minimal I'll be happy.

I've been suffering with cystic acne for the past 5+ years, I think i just kicked it in the butt and finally got rid of it but I'm left with all these scars & red marks. I took a bunch of pics tonight for my before pics.

The peel... I used a 12.5% from MUAC. I did A LOT of research online prior to make sure I could get the most out of this peel. I'm not new to chemical peels, I have an aesthetician I've been going to periodically over the past 2 years. She'd do microdermabrasion & a (or more than one) chemical peel. Not sure if she's ever done a tca on me before. But I've done glycolic, jessner, lactic before and they never really did anything for me. I researched the tca a lot and found that the best results for scars & red marks was the tca.

I did a test spot the other night on my jaw line on a couple marks I had, I did 3 layers until I got frosting then stopped. That was Sunday night and today it kinda started peeling. I decided to do 3 layers on my entire face and 5 layers on my cheeks which is where I had all my cystic acne, I also did one layer on my neck & chest (not even sure if that'll do anything cause it didn't even get red). My face actually frosted after the 2nd layer, mostly on my cheeks & forehead but I kept going on my cheeks. I have a high tolerance for face pain and I gotta say, the 2nd & 3rd layer were making my eyes water... although by the 4th and 5th layer I couldn't really feel anything anymore. I did the peel about an hour and a half ago and my face is barely even red anymore.

I've heard a lot of people don't experience great results with such a low peel, 12.5%, but I'd rather do a low peel and multiple layers/mulitple peels than do something really strong and screw up my skin. It seems like anything over 30% shouldn't be done at home, that's just from my online research of people posting their experiences.

Will update in a few days!

Thanks for the reply. Let me know how it goes. Do you have any pictures?

i did a lot of peels a few year back, and over time it was thinning my skin so i stopped. the skin finally thickened back up, and hte scars are still there so I would be cautious. doing a peel once every few months probably wouldnt cause a problem, but dont go crazy, because its not worth it.

What type of peels did you do? Do you have any pictures that I could see to get an idea on what your scars looks like? It would help a bunch. Thanks.

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4 days after peel and i'm only partially peeled, skin is a little red in some areas. where i did 5 layers on my cheeks has not started peeling yet, neither has my forehead... thank god i have cute hats i can wear to work!

i'll post pics once it's completely peeled, hopefully by the end of this week. i ordered the glycolic peel today, they say it's best if you do glycolic peels in between tca peels so you get the most out of the tca. i'm going home for xmas in about 2 weeks and i could play it safe doing a glycolic before then but i think i'd like to do another tca... maybe only 1 layer since the down time for this peel with multiple layers is long. depends on how well my skin heels by next weekend.

*i did only 1 layer of the tca on my neck & chest, i got very minimal flaking that i almost didn't notice. i had a few small blemishes on my chest and they're completely gone and my chest is smooth.

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4 days after peel and i'm only partially peeled, skin is a little red in some areas. where i did 5 layers on my cheeks has not started peeling yet, neither has my forehead... thank god i have cute hats i can wear to work!

i'll post pics once it's completely peeled, hopefully by the end of this week. i ordered the glycolic peel today, they say it's best if you do glycolic peels in between tca peels so you get the most out of the tca. i'm going home for xmas in about 2 weeks and i could play it safe doing a glycolic before then but i think i'd like to do another tca... maybe only 1 layer since the down time for this peel with multiple layers is long. depends on how well my skin heels by next weekend.

*i did only 1 layer of the tca on my neck & chest, i got very minimal flaking that i almost didn't notice. i had a few small blemishes on my chest and they're completely gone and my chest is smooth.

Yes, please post pictures. Thanks so much.

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4 days after peel and i'm only partially peeled, skin is a little red in some areas. where i did 5 layers on my cheeks has not started peeling yet, neither has my forehead... thank god i have cute hats i can wear to work!

i'll post pics once it's completely peeled, hopefully by the end of this week. i ordered the glycolic peel today, they say it's best if you do glycolic peels in between tca peels so you get the most out of the tca. i'm going home for xmas in about 2 weeks and i could play it safe doing a glycolic before then but i think i'd like to do another tca... maybe only 1 layer since the down time for this peel with multiple layers is long. depends on how well my skin heels by next weekend.

*i did only 1 layer of the tca on my neck & chest, i got very minimal flaking that i almost didn't notice. i had a few small blemishes on my chest and they're completely gone and my chest is smooth.

How is your skin going?


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i'll post pics on monday. skin from peel has 98% flaked off but my skin is a little dry so i've been using moisturizer and jojoba oil. i can tell a difference and even people i work with have been coming up to me commenting on how they can tell too. i had a couple small pimples pop up on the side of my face and on my chin, i did spot treatment with glycolic and that pretty much killed them. i think i'll be doing another peel mon or tues, still haven't decided between the glycolic or tca.

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i'll post pics on monday. skin from peel has 98% flaked off but my skin is a little dry so i've been using moisturizer and jojoba oil. i can tell a difference and even people i work with have been coming up to me commenting on how they can tell too. i had a couple small pimples pop up on the side of my face and on my chin, i did spot treatment with glycolic and that pretty much killed them. i think i'll be doing another peel mon or tues, still haven't decided between the glycolic or tca.

Were you able to go to work after 2-3 days? Do you think I could do this peel on my own, without any previous experience? Does it contain a tutorial or something?


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Hey,

What's up everyone? I am just wondering how many of you have used TCA peels for your shallow scars and got results from it. I am talking about any results even 5%. smile.png I would like to know where you got the peels and what percentage it was. Maybe even how many times that you applied it. I would also like to know if the results last.

I was looking at the MUAC testimonials and it looks like TCA peels can be pretty good on shallow scarring. I am not sure if I can believe the photos though.

What do you guys think?

Any response is greatly appreciated.

I had TCA done by Tony Chu. From memory, I had 8-10 TCA sessions at 4-5 weekly intervals. I also had some needling using a Dermastamp. I think I got around 50% improvement with Dr Chu. The problem I was not getting any more gains which is typical of TCA. You tend to get very good results to start with, and the gains become less and less as you go along. I finally stopped when I felt I was not getting any further results. So, in answer to your question, I believe TCA is fantastic on shallow scars based on my own personal experience. I would be scared to apply it myself as I think Dr Chu used a very high concentration of 90/100% so he is very experienced at what he does, but its scary as bad things can happen too. Typically, he would use a toothpick object and enter the TCA into the shallow scars. He typically left it on for about a minute and then applied the prep solution. I got like a frosted effect which would last for about 3-4 hours and then my skin became red and scabbed etc.

I hope that helps.

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i'll post pics on monday. skin from peel has 98% flaked off but my skin is a little dry so i've been using moisturizer and jojoba oil. i can tell a difference and even people i work with have been coming up to me commenting on how they can tell too. i had a couple small pimples pop up on the side of my face and on my chin, i did spot treatment with glycolic and that pretty much killed them. i think i'll be doing another peel mon or tues, still haven't decided between the glycolic or tca.

Were you able to go to work after 2-3 days? Do you think I could do this peel on my own, without any previous experience? Does it contain a tutorial or something?

I did my peel on a thurs night, went to work friday (no one could tell i had a peel done but I wasn't wearing makeup which was noticeable). on monday my face was starting to peel around my mouth and i pretty much peeled all week. i didn't miss any work, i did wear a hat for 2 days tho. the majority of people i work with know i've been battling w/ this and some of the ppl i work with are kinda hoity toity and get work done so it didn't bother me. however, i didn't really go to any public places other than work or food drive thrus for a few days biggrin.png

i have had a lot of chemical peels done professionally over the past 5+ years and as long as you're good a following directions, there's no reason why you couldn't do this yourself at home. i almost think when you get the peels done professionally (esp at a derms office) they don't use a strong strength, this way you'll see some results & will have to keep coming back and paying them more $. i would recommend starting off with a low % and working your way up, even with all the peels i've had i played it safe and went with a 12.5%.

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