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Day Five (06.23.16)

mr. matt

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Today is the fifth day of my 25% TCA at home peel.

Right now, I think that I look my worst.  I have a very tight shell of brownish/red skin covering the outer layer of my face and I have swelling around my eyes.

Based upon the tightness of my face right now, I would imagine that I am going to continue to peel heavily for the next 48 hours.  I have already had small sheets of skin come off, but I expect even larger sheets of dead skin to peel off like a snake over the next two days.

I am keeping my face lathered in burn ointment.  Last night, I put hydrocortisone cream around my eyes to help with the swelling and used ice packs, too.  I've never had this type of swelling around my eyes before, so I am really glad that I am at home and able to heal in the privacy of my own home.

I am going stir crazy and I can't wait for this healing process to end, though.  I'm ready to be able to go outdoors again and stop being a hermit.

I keep reminding myself about how good my skin looks a week after the peeling has subsided, so that keeps my mind in a good place.

 

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20160623 Forehead - Day Five - Acneorg.jpg



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