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At home TCA cross


This is a picture diary of my TCA cross results that I achieved at home. I have done probably around 10 TCA peels with 10-20% tca previously. I have also had 6 laser treatments (pixel/fraxel). I feel that I have had the best results with the peels I performed at home. After researching online about the tca cross method, I set out to find a doctor in my area that offered this procedure. Unfortunately, there were none. Also, I have spent upwards of 5000 dollars on face treatments in the past with minimal results. Most of my scars are the ice pick type with a few boxcar scars. I bought my 100% TCA on amazon, which I know is risky, but I did I tested it on a small scar underneath my chin weeks before doing the rest of my face. I had a good result, so I do believe it is what the bottle says it is. I used a clean tooth pick to apply the acid to each scar. It is important to remember to keep the toothpick straight up and down to avoid getting the acid on healthy skin. Here are the before pictures. They are not the most flattering, but i did my best to get the best picture of the scars. My forehead scars. They are the worst by far.20160113_172840-1.thumb.jpg.8a3c996969de20160113_172859-1.thumb.jpg.afbb1a2e6ee0My cheek scars20160113_175248-1.jpg.80ee8d35446423d43ddirectly after20160113_175248-2.jpg.47c64f93a31e2b762a20160114_171955.thumb.jpg.3810d03dd2e074day 2. Some redness and scars look deeper. Can see scabs beginning to form around the outside of the scars. Overall, I think that they don't look so bad.14528117832981794276521.thumb.jpg.b885b1day 3. Scabbing. In the pictures they look more red, but looking in the mirror they are scabs.20160115_221302.thumb.jpg.54c112b2d393d720160115_221314-1.thumb.jpg.a209db02b75f

 

20160115_221314.jpgDay 520160118_151440-1.thumb.jpg.c8c1b23f0ed020160118_151436-1.thumb.jpg.a890bbe5caab20160120_120441-1.thumb.jpg.8eaf56cadff620160120_120441-2.jpg.9213088b1a4d4aa363some of the scabs have fallen off, but the redness is going away. The scars appear to be filling in.

A week after TCA cross. Will be waiting another 3 weeks to repeat, but I definitely see a difference. I would say there has been a 20% improvement in the depth of my scars. After 2 or 3 more treatments I plan on getting deep/active fx laser done. I will make sure to post pics through this process. 20160122_152941.thumb.jpg.44953ab6668d16

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How do apply the TCA? Do you push the toothpick into the skin (at just one point) or do you apply it just on the surface all over the scar?

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4 hours ago, Frasier said:

How do apply the TCA? Do you push the toothpick into the skin (at just one point) or do you apply it just on the surface all over the scar?

I dipped the toothpick in the TCA and made sure there was no excess because you do not want it to drip. I put the toothpick into the scar but I did not apply pressure. Just barely touched it. You do not want to apply the acid over the scar because the bigger the area, the more you apply, and the more likely you are to burn your skin. Some of my scars were really deep, and the acid kind of spread out in the scar. 

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2 hours ago, GuevaraBeats said:

Where can you get authentic 100% or 80% tca



I bought it off of amazon. It had a lot of reviews, the bad ones were from people who covered tattoos in it and burnt themselves. I did a spot test in a hidden area to make sure I didn't ruin my skin. So far the results have been great.

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On 18 Januari 2016 at 9:33 AM, Phan11 said:

Hi all... It's been 4 day, 
drop out ..... See how tomorrow :-) still red colour but feel better

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Hi Brat 5412

sorry how your tca ? I think it's will red couloir few day, I do and I feel it's help a lot 85%15
but sorry I post to much about my treament , just share how we did.
first I went doctors and expensive , the doctor aks me treament around 6 month, 2 week one time !
one time around 600 $ us.
i been ther 2 time after I know wa she did, than I heck google see how it's the best way .
only in amazon .... Be geats and all I bough only 300$us for mytreatment chickenpox scar, black sport .... Body skin after chickend pox , was very sad.

I make my own soap, cream body. So all very good if we belive we can do. 
( my English not so good )
 
after not go back doctor ... My skin good and I'm happy after 2 month ... For my treament scare
cheer with all best
if any question of item I will share with .

thanks agian for all

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On 14 Januari 2016 at 5:52 AM, brat5412 said:


This is a picture diary of my TCA cross results that I achieved at home. I have done probably around 10 TCA peels with 10-20% tca previously. I have also had 6 laser treatments (pixel/fraxel). I feel that I have had the best results with the peels I performed at home. After researching online about the tca cross method, I set out to find a doctor in my area that offered this procedure. Unfortunately, there were none. Also, I have spent upwards of 5000 dollars on face treatments in the past with minimal results. Most of my scars are the ice pick type with a few boxcar scars. I bought my 100% TCA on amazon, which I know is risky, but I did I tested it on a small scar underneath my chin weeks before doing the rest of my face. I had a good result, so I do believe it is what the bottle says it is. I used a clean tooth pick to apply the acid to each scar. It is important to remember to keep the toothpick straight up and down to avoid getting the acid on healthy skin. Here are the before pictures. They are not the most flattering, but i did my best to get the best picture of the scars. My forehead scars. They are the worst by far.20160113_172840-1.thumb.jpg.8a3c996969de20160113_172859-1.thumb.jpg.afbb1a2e6ee0My cheek scars20160113_175248-1.jpg.80ee8d35446423d43ddirectly after20160113_175248-2.jpg.47c64f93a31e2b762a20160114_171955.thumb.jpg.3810d03dd2e074day 2. Some redness and scars look deeper. Can see scabs beginning to form around the outside of the scars. Overall, I think that they don't look so bad.14528117832981794276521.thumb.jpg.b885b1day 3. Scabbing. In the pictures they look more red, but looking in the mirror they are scabs.20160115_221302.thumb.jpg.54c112b2d393d720160115_221314-1.thumb.jpg.a209db02b75f

 

20160115_221314.jpgDay 520160118_151440-1.thumb.jpg.c8c1b23f0ed020160118_151436-1.thumb.jpg.a890bbe5caab20160120_120441-1.thumb.jpg.8eaf56cadff620160120_120441-2.jpg.9213088b1a4d4aa363some of the scabs have fallen off, but the redness is going away. The scars appear to be filling in.

A week after TCA cross. Will be waiting another 3 weeks to repeat, but I definitely see a difference. I would say there has been a 20% improvement in the depth of my scars. After 2 or 3 more treatments I plan on getting deep/active fx laser done. I will make sure to post pics through this process. 20160122_152941.thumb.jpg.44953ab6668d16

Very good, happy for you 

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Wow! Great results both of you! I also read a lot on TCA and did my own TCA cross on Friday and now I am spotty everywhere! I look like a dalmatian dog! I kind of went rambo like AngelSephirothX if you read his post. I have a week off and now I am waiting for these black dark spots to start peeling! No peeling yet. I have taken pictures and I will add to this thread with them very soon!
Thanks for your photos  brat5412 and  Phan11, your pictures help so many people here!

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Hello everyone 


I just fall dow from river :-)))))
oh my god ...

you our know what I did my face? 
The first tca cross method I was care... After its good.

to much confident at the first, so did again the second ....
1/ I took I wrong thing deep to my face. ( big )

2/ shower not care. Deep water to to face ( wrong )

3/ after 5 day the scar drop,,... On my face 5 big hole with black 

My heart broken, my husband aks what happen to your face? 

Friend aks me... What are you doing? 

I tell them, ok ok don't be worry everything will be alright .

i very sad, but strong. Think and find out what wrong I did .

how another people did on they face ? 

Ok.... I together with black and some hole on my face another 1 month more..... Relax relax.

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So now almost gone are black hole ... After the third.

Washing  face clear, dry up.
first I ues toothpick .have control,deep to tca 100%, light to exactly the hole... Very light remember . 3 second. Quickly take out.
Done.
ok....
take little agar oil or don't have also never mind.  
Apply to the skin over. Little bit only.
done .... Please, don't wash your face again, untill 1 week, avoid water where your skin have tca. ( my English just enough to explain , hope you all understand)

wash your hair pl turn over don't let the water make the scare wet . Don't don't don't , if not this will be problem to you black hole after and big hole, ucly and red also.

 

After few day the black scar will drop... See done red colour , still hole? Don't worry, apply oil. Or  aloe Vera , or some cream repairing treatment, or garlic with honey and olive oil, mix together, apply ,,, 1 hours and wash after apply oil .... Agar oil. Can.
 Will next few day will ok, 
for me I want fast, so just drop out and I did peeling aha 35%
after demarolla . 

very uckly still, but don't worry after the scar drop, black and scare will gone , some gone 90% some improve with 50%

done, today I went wedding... I'm so happy and thanks god . Help
me, I try my best. Do it carefully, 
dont scare, strong but pl be clearver.

:) good luck
 

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@brat5412 hi how's it going right now? did you do another tca? I want to try this too but I don't know what to do. pls share with me what exactly did you do. did you put two coats or just one? did you wash or put anything on your face after doing tca. pls respond thankyouu. 

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