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Dermarolling Girl

Member Since 17 Jun 2011
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Did A Tca Peel But Not Peeling! What Do I Do?

05 August 2015 - 11:47 AM

My skin is really rough and tight but it won't peel. It's been 7 days since I did the peel (12%). I've steamed it. No peeling. didn't moisturize one day just to see if that would cause it to start peel but it didn't work. Not sure what else to do but it's driving me crazy. I hate the way it feels. Any advice on what else I can do to get this thing to peel?

Has Anyone Tried Doing A Micro Needling Peel? Just Found This On This Site...what Do Yo...

02 August 2015 - 10:00 AM

Someone posted this on another post (it was archived so had to copy and paste). They took it from a website. What do you all think? Safe? Has anybody tried this?

"Micro Needle Peel is the latest treatment offered in our office.  We introduced this procedure on February 2012 and  since,  I have performed this procedure over 500 times.  I combine a new treatment Dermapen or MicroNeedle with an old treatment TCA peel (used for 170 years) .

This procedure improves leathery skin, wrinkles, scarring, stretch marks, and thick sebaceous type of Rosacea.  The results are achieved with a series of micro punctures of tiny needles (thickness of a hair), which creates micro-channels into the dermis leaving the epidermis relatively intact (little need to hide out).   Over the next several months after each procedure, collagen and elastic tissue are produced to smooth and tighten the skin.  This works because of the following series of events occurring in the microscopic dermal layers of the skin;  needle puncture results in microscopic bleeding which floods the area with platelets (Platelet Derived Growth Factor, PDGF), many  growth factors, cytokines, fibroblasts, elastin and proteoglycans.   A matrix of type III collagen and elastic tissue starts to form at 3 weeks and continues for 6 months which results in thicker skin.   Starting 3 months after procedure to 10 months,  that type III collagen converts to type I collagen to cross-link causing the skin tightening.  This entire process is augmented by applying a chemical peel immediately after needling to induce further inflammation thus more results.

A series of 3 to 10 Micro-Needle Peels are performed monthly to achieve the desired final results.   Each treatment requires the depth of the needle to be adjusted to the area of the face treated and the depth of the problem treated.  Crows feet are only 0.5 mm but deep acne scarring and wrinkles, especially on the lips, are up to 2.5 mm.  The Dermapen adjusts from 0.5mm to 2.5mm and easily treats hard to get areas such as eyelids, lips and ear lobes.   Each treatment will go deeper with a stronger acid peel applied.  The number of procedures required depends on the severity of the problem and the healing properties of each individual patient.

The procedure takes about 10 minutes.  An anesthetic cream is applied to the entire face and neck region.  The needle will be passed over the entire skin from 3 to 5 passes.  This procedure does not hurt.  After 1 pass, the anesthetic absorbs quickly.  There is also no discomfort when the chemical peel is applied because of the anesthetic.  You may be pink from 1 to 24 hours.  A sunblock will be applied before you leave after which makeup can be applied.   Most people can go back to normal activity the same day.

Deep Or Shallow Scars?! Photos Included

29 June 2015 - 08:23 AM

How can you tell if your scars are deep or shallow? What's the criteria? I have several scars near my mouth (both sides) due to cystic acne. I scarred in the area where my smile line is so those have blended together and it looks like a wrinkle. I have others that you can't see unless my skin is stretched and they LOOK shallow. What makes a scar deep or shallow? Silly question but I am going to be trying a TCA peel and I hear it helps with shallow scars. What do you think? I have a few more than what is shown (all aren't showing up on camera) but they are mostly that size or smaller. When my skin isn't stretched, I have that stupid line scar. Do you think 12.5 % TCA could maybe help minimize the appearance? I may go up to 18% eventually but that stuff scares the heck out of me. I'd hate to end up with worse scarring!

Muac Pumpkin Peel

27 June 2015 - 12:33 PM

Has anyone tried this peel? Is it strong? Does it work to brighten up the skin and get rid of red marks? I bought a sample but there were no instructions with it. Just want to make sure i"m using it correctly before trying it out.


Pmd Tore Up My Skin-Now What? Please Help Photo Attached

24 June 2015 - 03:02 PM

I used the PMD microdermabrasion machine on my skin the other day and it tore it up. It lifted up too much skin (I may have accidentally lingered in that spot for too long?!) so now it's red and scarred (indented). The red area is where the skin was lifted. The skin in that area is also damaged. It looks crepey...the way burnt skin looks. I ordered glycolic acid (30%) and TCA peel (12.5%) from MUAC and I'm wondering if it will help with the redness and softening up the scarred area. I plan on using the glycolic acid once for 2 weeks to get my skin ready for the TCA (I have had several sensi peels in the past). Since I just damaged it (a few days ago) I am going to wait about a week to make sure it's healed before applying the acid. Will it help? I know they don't help get rid of indented scars but I'd like that area smooth instead of looking  red and wrinkly.
Photo doesn't really show how bad it really is. You can't see how crepey it looks.

I should add that I had a line scar in that area-up where it looks like a wrinkle. it's actually a scar (2 scars that created the line) and then down lower where it's red is where the other line scar was but now it's just a hole in both areas and deeper. :(((