I do not want to discourage anyone from doing a TCA peel. I would consider doing more peels and subcisions but for the moment I think I just need to let my skin rest. It is still red and seems a bit swollen. This is preventing me from being able to objectively judge any improvement. Also, my skin is bumpy and I was hoping that would be resolved as soon as the peeling was completed. However, I don't believe it is realistic to think that every bump will disappear within 6 days. As I have been reading about TCA peels today, I have noticed that many people feel a sense of disappointment immediately after the peeling has ended. It is an uncomfortable process and the scars virtually disappear when the skin scabs over giving you a false sense of hope. So when on day 6, you see the scarring come back it is disheartening. On a positive note, I am still optimistic about the eventual result. It has only been 5 weeks since the subcision and 1 week since the TCA peel. I will revaluate the situation in a month. Good luck to everyone on this journey.
i do self subcision for one chicken pox scar at the forehead..the problem is that the scar is being elevated with time but also the edges
are being elevated...should i wait for the edges to come down(with microdermabrasion also) or should i do a home peel...?
thats why doctors after subcision do tca peel..but i bet you can resurface the skin with derma rolling or even stamping...any insights?
I am sorry if I am misunderstanding what you are saying but couldn't you needle only the depressed area of the scar leaving the edges untreated?
Edited by 451, 20 February 2013 - 08:11 PM.