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12.5% TCA CROSS

Another user on this board told me that she used the cross method using 12.5% tca on her scarred pores and they have gone away completely (after 2 treatments, i believe) has anyone else tried cross with 12.5% with success?

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I have never performed TCA CROSS on myself, but I'm pretty sure that people usually get most benefit from using upwards of 50% TCA. TCA peels are usually of around 12.5%, but as you probably know, peels are very different to the CROSS method.

Which user was it who reported this success with 12.5%?

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i believe it was sweetjoy. my scars are pretty shallow and i wanted to try the lower % because i did a 100% cross on a scar on my leg and 6 months later the scar looks the same and it is purple. so i don't want to try that high of a percentage on my face. (i don't really care about my leg) So, being that my scars are shallow, do you think this could yield any improvement? thanks!!

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Hmm. I'm not the best one to ask seeing as I've never done one. I think you'd be best to start with 50% TCA personally - I don't think 12.5 will give any significant results with the CROSS method.

However, if your scars are very shallow, if you do a 12.5% TCA peel, this might give you good results? Or you could look into microdermabrasion/needling. TCA CROSS is quite a risky treatment so I'd be tempted to look into other treatments if your scarring is quite shallow.

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I think some of the other CROSSers such as animegirle and Oursfan will be able to offer better advice. smile.gif

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Thanks for your replies Rossignol....i think i will look into needling. i've done microderm and cool touch and they both did squat. i think i will try one scar with the 12.5% and see how it goes. you cant even really see it unless you go really close to my face.

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I think that's a good idea - if you start with the 12.5% then at least you won't be risking making any scars worse, and you may see some improvements.

Let us know how you get on. smile.gif

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Try 25% FIRST. With 50% you don't have that much margin for error.

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