2 weeks ago I got a 25% TCA Peel on my face to help get rid of my red marks and to smooth out my acne scars. So far, I've noticed my cheeks a lot smoother, and it doesn't look like I have wrinkled cheeks due to my acne scars anymore.
I got a mini breakout after I stopped peeling. I noticed that for the most part my chin was the victim of the breakout, and I got a heat rash on my forehead around a day after I finished peeling (I think I got it because I used Tazorac way too early, irritating my skin and causing my forehead to get a bunch of tiny skin colored bumps). My red marks have barely faded, but then again my dermatologist told me I got 1 more peel coming up in August, around 2 weeks from now (don't know how strong, but I think he's bumping it to 30%).
I'm getting desperate at times because I maintain myself healthy and active and I know I'm still 17 and the hormones and all that but the pimples mix up with the red marks, and also since I'm white you can see every little detail. My dermatologist said I'm supposed to use the Tazorac once my skin stopped flaking so I can prevent acne from coming and to help fade the marks but he gave me a prescription for 1% and the insurance hasn't allowed it yet, so I'm using 0.05% (the one I used once I was off the tane), but I'm afraid that my skin still won't be able to handle it and get all red and tiny bumps all over and all that.
Here's pictures 2 weeks after my 25% TCA Peel. As you can see, my cheeks look a lot smoother and my forehead has some of it's red marks faded:
(As you can see, I circled the active pimples in my chin area).
Here's the link to my previous thread where you can see my face before I got the 25% TCA Peel:
Thanks for all your opinions and answers. I really mean it