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Tca Cross 1St Experience At Home

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I bought 100% TCA from ebay. Didn't do it on my face yet, but tried it on my arm. I have 4 scars - 3 identical burn scars (all brown, no indentation, 2.5 years old) and 1 deep hole that looks like a pock-mark, puffy around the hole

I mixed the TCA with water 50-50 trying to get a strong enough blend.. I put it on the scars, no burning... added a bit more TCA and put it on the scars... Not much burning.. Made a stronger blend and uses a toothpick to put it inside the hole/scar... (was difficult because deep and puffy) one of the other scars started burning, so I washed it with water and left everything alone...

Looked really bad for about a week... Then the scars all peeled.. I say one of the 3 scars disappeared 95%... the other 2 only 30% or maybe 30-40% better than before... The deep hole-like scar improved a whole lot... like 65% No discoloration now, no puffiness, just an indent, and significantly smaller at that

Anyway, I would like to try it on my face (I have a few scars that could use smoothing out) but afraid of the downtime (its really much more obvious than needling.. So I think I will try on 1 or 2 scars on my face next and if that goes well, I will do it on some of the other scars I have. No problems on my arm, but you never know, so I'm trying to be careful

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If I were you I'd try something between 20% and 30% on ur face first just to see how it reacts. I did a 20% peel last week on my face and kneck. I used a q-tip to apply it. I was pretty generous with the application. Basically if it didnt frost I just put more on top of what I had already put on until it did frost. Even when it frosted I let it burn for a while before putting my face under cool water. 48 hours later my face was so tight I was barely able to open my mouth wide enough to get a spoon in it. Around 36 hours later my face began to peel. By day 6 I was 95% completely peeled. I drank a lot of water and took a lot of vitamin C. I also used terproline professional on my face twice a day. Its what some people use when they dermaroll or stamp. Its for burn victims so that may have been the reason my face healed and peeled faster. Every I read had said it would take 10-14 days to completely peel.

Im gonna try something crazy. Im gonna dermastamp my face in 3 weeks. Then do another 20% peel 3 weeks after that....dermastamp 3 weeks later...then 3 weeks after that try a 30% peel. Maybe if I attack my skin on 2 fronts while still giving it a chance to heal I can actually get some results.


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Occasionally I'll tell you to go to [link removed]. There is no affiliation, there is just simply too much misinformation about needling on this board (and internet in general)

Peer review or get the f*ck out! No folk remedies please.


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Yep i know all about dr chu thanx.Problem with that is you need to be refered.Doubt my gp will refer me to see dr chu when he's in hammersmith & im in mcr. I've heard he's big on dermaroller aswell.Aint interested in that.Will ask my gp though just to be sure.

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