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I told the aesthetician yesterday that I wanted something "intense", even if there would be a healing process. Well, it looks like I've got what I wanted.

It doesn't hurt that much, but when I looked in my super-magnifying-light-mirror, I got hypnotized but what I saw. Wow.

It hasn't started peeling yet, but hopefully it will soon. Anything has to be better than this. It's bright red and blotchy (symmetrically so, weird) and there are even these strange crusty yellow patches that have collected around my nose. If it DOESN'T heal, then I'm in big trouble, because I definitely look like I have a bad case of ROSACEA.

I'm afraid to mess with it, frankly. I put some olive oil (to moisturize) and honey (to kill bacteria) all along my face. Then rinsed it off and put on some Aloe Vera.

I called her office and left a message with the secretary. I'm pretty sure she'll call me back and tell me it's nothing to worry about. In the meantime, you can sure bet I'm not going outside.... or looking the mirror again.

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Ouch, that sucks. I've never done a glycolic peel, so I can't give you any advice, but I wouldn't mess with your face for a while. It SHOULD heal, hopefully. I don't know about the olive oil, honey, and aloe vera...I wouldn't use aloe vera, just cause it burns me, but it might not burn you so I don't know. And I've never heard oof using olive oil as a mousterizer. But it's good that you're only using natural stuff. Commercial products would destroy your face.

I hope the redness goes away soon...Good luck!

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If its red and looks like eczema/rosacea then that's ok, that's what is suppost to happen if you've left it on for a few minutes.

The thing is you should only use it on a small area at a time, just in case it goes wrong, and also if you use it all over your face it can look pretty bad like you said.

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I have had 4 glycolic peels done over the last 8 or so weeks, and although I have not had a reaction like you did, I do get red (only for a few hours at most), and I do not dry, scab, or peel...but I get great results from the peels anyways.... My dermatologist recommends using Bactroban or Polysporn on anything that does crust, and also for redness and swelling he mentioned using Prep-H....

My face is pretty tough, we started off doing the 70% peel for 3 minutes, second time for 5, third time we did a half strength microdermabrasion first, then the peel for 3 minutes, and the fourth time, a full strength microderm and them left the peel on for 5 minutes....My face has never looked so good....I am very impressed.

I hope you get similar results and that the redness has disappeared by now....

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