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80% Tca Cross More Effective Than 100%?

19 May 2012 - 02:15 AM


I am wondering whether it's ever been the case that icepick and//or boxcar scars that have been unresponsive to 100% TCA CROSS respond well to lower concentrations, eg 80% CROSS.  Has this ever been anyone's experience here, or if 100% proves ineffective does this rule out the technique as a whole?


Chemical Peel To Remove Pih Caused By Chemical Peel?

31 March 2012 - 08:09 AM

I recently had a 30% tri-layered TCA peel for rolling scars that had been resistant to less intensive treatments, and while I can finally say that the scars have been radically reduced (80%, factoring in skin memory) I am left with light-moderate PIH that did not fade after two weeks as with previous, lower-strength peels so in that sense the peel was a bit much on my skin.  I'm wondering whether I could safely use a glycolic, lactic or salicylic peel to deal with the PIH, and if so how long after the TCA peel it ought to be performed.

Thank you.

Second Layer Of 20% Tca After Frosting, Or 30%+?

14 December 2011 - 02:29 AM


I have been using 20% TCA peels more or less monthly for half a year now in conjunction with copper peptides and a lactic and salicylic acid exfoliant.  I have seen marked improvement in skin texture and complexion, but have not seen satisfactory reduction in rolling scarring on my cheeks.  It has been my experience that my skin is resilient: I rarely see irritation of any kind from topicals, various glycolic peels and 12.5% TCA didn't give me any peeling, and TCA CROSS only results in scabbing after roughly a minute-long application and no neutralizer.  I am wondering whether my rolling scars might respond well either to two layers of the current 20% TCA, or one layer of 30%.  I do frost more or less thoroughly after one layer of 20% TCA, and so I'm wondering if there would be potential risks to layering after frosting, and if just moving up to one layer of a higher concentration would be more efficacious.


Single Needling Followed By Tca Cross?

27 November 2011 - 08:04 PM

Hello there,

I am in the process of treating some icepicks with TCA CROSS, and while I've seen improvement with scars formed in the last 1-2 years, some 3-5 year old scars are proving very resistant.  I'm wondering what might happen if I were to break the scar tissue down in these resistant scars with single needling and then, several days to a week later, applied TCA CROSS.  Does anyone know from experience or third-party evidence whether this could yield good results?