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TCA peel recovery time


My dermatologist is going to perform a 20 -30% TCA on me. She told me to take Thursday and Friday off from work to recover over a long weekend. I’ve read through some postings were it took up to 10 days to recover from the peel.

If I have the peel done on Wednesday and take Thursday/Friday off to recover over a long weekend, will that be enough time to recover. I don’t want to return to work with a face full of scabs! If by Monday, I look like I have a bad sun burn, then I am fine with that.

Also any suggestions/recommendations on anything I can use to speed up the healing process would be appreciated.


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It took me about 7 days for my first 25% tca peel to fully recover,so i think u need more than 4 to 5 days.

I tend to soak my face under water for 5mins,(leave your mouth and nose out of water so u can breath)once the peeling starts,to speed the recovery up.

I also put on lots of hydrating cream on my face to speed it up,but some say that u should leave your face to heal on is own to get good results.

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