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Dent In Nose After Tca Peel

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So I did a TCA peel, and some days after there was a piece of scabbed skin on the very tip of my nose, so I STUPIDLY picked at it. The scab came off but so did a layer or two of flesh, and now there is a dent (a shallow rolling-scar-like dent) on the tip of my nose.

It's not really that deep, but it's noticeable, and quite red at the moment. Does anyone know: did I pull out only skin or also nose cartilage (I know cartilage doesn't regenerate)?

Anybody had anything like this happen to them before? How well did it heal?

Thanks

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Not trying to sound condescending here but if you did any research on a TCA peels you would know you should never pick at your skin durring the healing process or it could cause scaring or hyperpigmentation; it sounds like you did just that eusa_doh.gif

You pick, you suffer the consequences confused.gif

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Yah well :/

I actually have done a few TCA peels in the past, but I was taking time off for this one and I had to go back tommorrow and I still had this strip of brown skin on my nose tip and... well... Plus I will admit I have picked before and nothing bad has ever come of it. I guess the nose tip is just a sensitive place.

Lessons for those using TCA:

1. (Don't pick)

2. Don't use a higher % concentration than you need to. I was doing fine with 18% and for some stupid reason upgraded to 24%, and instead of the nice relaxing peel that has 1 week of downtime I had a horror that still hasn't fully healed even after over 2 weeks. And no, the results haven't been any better.

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I was wondering where did you get this peel done and who did it for you? Do you have any before or after photos? I'm close enough to Toronto to get it done there and drive home in the same day, so I'd like to get it done there since Toronto probably has the widest and best selection of specialists. I have many red marks and shallow acne dents that I'd like to get rid of so hopefully that will do the trick.

Also how much did it cost?

Edited by KurtisL

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I had the same happen but on the side of my nose... It filled in completely in few months although it looked pretty deep and red at first so don't stress too much. :)

If you want you could apply something to keep it moist .. perhaps even apply a piece of bandage or something to try make environment for skin healing similar to as if the scab was still there. That's just my suggestion and I don't know if it will help at all. Cartilage is deep under like bone so no worries of you having damaged it.

sorry for my bad English.

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I had the same happen but on the side of my nose... It filled in completely in few months although it looked pretty deep and red at first so don't stress too much. smile.png

If you want you could apply something to keep it moist .. perhaps even apply a piece of bandage or something to try make environment for skin healing similar to as if the scab was still there. That's just my suggestion and I don't know if it will help at all. Cartilage is deep under like bone so no worries of you having damaged it.

sorry for my bad English.

Hey, thanks for responding.

Can I ask you exactly how long until it started to fill in? Not how long until it was spotless, but just how long it took until you started to see progress in healing.

It's been 10 days and I haven't noticed much progress, except that the dent may have gotten

a tiny bit shallower. But it is still red and... there. If I haven't noticed any significant progress by the end of the week I'll have to go to the doctor for a prognosis.

Cheers.

Edited by Beautiful Day

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Yow

Sorry to say but it was a slow and very gradual process, mine was quite deep though. It's hard to give any estimates but I think it took perhaps about 6 months for it to completely disappear. Of course it was way better looking long before that.. but the changes were very slow indeed.

As a positive thought I think the redness means that it's still healing and filling in, I don't think mine completely blended in with rest of the skin until it had completely filled in. It's probably ok to use something to cover the redness after a while.

Edited by Acnepolis

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