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Pick and Ice Pick scars- TCA CROSS at 90 -100%  concentration together with CO2 low density fractional laser. 3-4 treatment and you will be 80-90% there. Option for fully ablative erbium, but that is a big treatment jump for only a 10-20% gain. See a specialist who does scars day in ... day out. Not a hard job. All the best, 

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17 hours ago, Obi wan said:

Pick and Ice Pick scars- TCA CROSS at 90 -100%  concentration together with CO2 low density fractional laser. 3-4 treatment and you will be 80-90% there. Option for fully ablative erbium, but that is a big treatment jump for only a 10-20% gain. See a specialist who does scars day in ... day out. Not a hard job. All the best, 

 
Hello,

what do you mean Full abaltive erbium for only 10-20% ?? 

You mean if patient only does erbium (no TCA) improvement may only be 10-20% ? 

Where as CO2 and TCA much more effective ? 

What about multiple TCA Cross followed by one Erbium ablative laser at the end ?

Is that as effective as Low CO2 and TCA in each setting combined ? 

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55 minutes ago, Johnjoeman said:

what do you mean Full abaltive erbium for only 10-20% ?? 

You mean if patient only does erbium (no TCA) improvement may only be 10-20% ? 

Where as CO2 and TCA much more effective ? 

What about multiple TCA Cross followed by one Erbium ablative laser at the end ?

Is that as effective as Low CO2 and TCA in each setting combined ? 


I can't answer for Obiwan but, considering that the OP's scars are mostly very shallow icepick, there's no need for fully ablative erbium, which is more suitable for smoothing out jagged boxcar edges. In her case, TCA cross will effectively raise the scar bed while the low density CO2 will close up the enlarged pores. 


 

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I think what Obiwan means is that TCA CROSS at 90 -100%  concentration together with CO2 low density fractional laser will get her to 80-90% improvement. Then if she wants to get the last 10-20%,. she can opt for erbium laser, but he also believes it might not be worth it for that small percentage.

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Thank you for the feedback everyone.

I am a fulltime college student and work only twice a week so my issue is that I don’t possess an extra 1,000-2,000 dollars I can just throw towards lasers and expensive peels and whatnot.

I bit the bullet though and bought a derminator. I’m wondering if I also invest in a 15%-20% tca peel to be done at home, if I can get away with seeing improvments. 

I’m not doing any of this anytime soon though which is why I want to research and get opinions before I start anything. 

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1 hour ago, NicoletteCB said:

I bit the bullet though and bought a derminator. I’m wondering if I also invest in a 15%-20% tca peel to be done at home, if I can get away with seeing improvments. 


Read the FAQ for DIY instructions. You can also find video tutorials on Youtube. For TCA, I suggest you get 50% and dilute it to suit your needs. That way, you can gradually work up to 35%, which is usually the recommended strength.

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