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amazing find with 60% glycolic and scar

ijust did a test peel on a scar with 60% glycolic acid

the scar was like 2 mm diameter and hyperpigmented

they recommend neutralize after 3mnt

but i left it for 10mnts or so ..it went in little deeper

but now it is almost 5 days after the peel and looks like the scar and hypepigmentation is mostly gone

atleast the hyperpigmentation is much gone.and scar is mostly gone i guess

there is no much scab now so i think wat i see now is a good relflectionof what it would be after a week

i dont like tca bcos it dont penetrate much.it starts frosting and prevents the tca from going deeper

also tca i hve found not good for spot peel.

it just spread..but glycolic acid dont spread like tca

pls post ur experiences with 60% or similar concentration glycoloc acid

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I've had a 70% glycolic peel. It cannot be compared to TCA for scar treatment because it is only a superficial peel and the glycolic acid make me break out more. TCA is so much stronger and gives much better results. Glycolic is only really good for temporary complexion improvement, and can help with very superficial scarring, thats about it. TCA gives much more dramatic results.

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I agree with Dazarooni. TCA is much better and they work differently. TCA goes deeper, glycolic is only superficial.

You might want to try 'layering' the TCA, you'll get much better results that way.

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ithink the reason u dont see much results with 70% glycolic is they leave it only for fewmnts

it is not self neutralizing

what i did is left it for 10mnts and it pentrrated deeper..

iwuld say went all the way to dermis

how long did they leave the glycolic acid before it was neutralized

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ihve been experimenting with tca for last couple yrs

iwuld never recommend leaving glycolic 60% for more than few mnts whole face

never do tht

i did only spot peel like 2- mm diameter

once i did on a scar and left for 15mnts it penetrated so deep that it took almost 2 weeks to heal and it left a hypopigmented scar.but it was far better than the scar i originally had..

can u guys answer how long did they leave the acid bfore it was neutralized

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lol... my 70% was done at a clinic and was left on for 6 mins, and left me with a small scar on my forehead. It was left on much too long and i had a lot of scabbing for about 5 days after the procedure, and this is not supposed to happen-so you can see that it was left on much too long rather than you saying 'They don't see the results because the don't leave it on for long enough'.

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no no u are confused ..

i mean for full face peel never leave it for more than 2 mnts

but if u are doing spot peel and want to treat spot scars leave it for 10mnts or so

so u will get lots of scabbing for sure

but if if u let it heal properly u wuld get a better or almost unnoitceable scar

im not saying this for full face

u will mess it up if u leave full face for more than 2mnts

the problem with tca as ihve seen is tca will form frosting rightaway- which is coagulation of proteins and this will prevent tcs from penetrating deeper

but glycolic dont hve this problem

im rightnow looking at the scar where i did a spot peel-60% glycolic for 10mnts

ihad real scabs formed for 6-7 days..but i had neosporin left on it and now it has mostly healed..

and rightnow most of the scab gone ican see some remarkable difference

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hve used tca for last couple yrs

but did not find too good for deeper scars...like 1mm deeper scars

shallow ones are ok with tca

ifound tca dont penetrate deeper

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You must be doing something wrong. TCA penetrates much much deeper than glycolic. What percentage did you use?

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iused 15 and 25%

i tired two layers of 25 and got burnt with hypopigmentation

wat i hve found so far is tca do penetrate but since it forms frost after applying two layers it doesnt go any deeper

but glycolic acid doesnt cause any frost.so if using for spot treatment it penetrates deeper

i did two spots with glycolic 60%

left it for 20minutes.now ihve a scab which is deep

it will remain for another 7-8 days and im hoping to get a better scar

if u leave the glycoloc for longer time like 20mnts it is sure to leave a burn

but since it is a spot im not too worried..

and im doing only for two spots at a time

the spot which i did last week healed perfect and i dont hve the hyperpigmentation and the scar..

the hyperpigments was too deep .i tried laser nd yag for this.but they did not help

looks like for me glycolic is working as spot treaments if left for a risky considerable long time

tca works ofcourse and cause good peeling but for spot treatments no mater how many layers i use it never penetrated deep enough to get rid of scars and dermal hyperpigmentation

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I'm glad you've found a beneficial treatment for your scarring. I'm gonna do a 100% TCA cross in 2 weeks. I've started using neostrata aha 8% (glycolic formulation) to prepare my skin for it. Wish me luck!

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goodluck with ur tca and splendid healing..

drink lots of water vitc and zinc and copper supplement

it helps a lot

start taking them rightaway..

btw where did u buy the tca 100%

did u get it frm ebay/

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yeah i got it off ebay- bettercomplexions is the seller. The seller is very friendly and helpful and has received over 1000 positive comments and no negative comments at all, so they can be trusted.

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