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When to apply Polysporin after performing TCA Cross?

When do I apply Polysporin after a TCA Cross? After the scab forms or immediately?

I've done Cross once before in the past, but didn't use Polysporin at all. I wanted to keep it as dry as possible (with alcohol) to keep the scab "scabby". I've heard some people say that an intensive moistuzing agent is absolutely neccessary in helping the skin heal.

If I applied it after a scab forms, how would it penetrate through the scab?? Isn't the purpose of a scab to protect the healing area and keep it dry? :think:

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When do I apply Polysporin after a TCA Cross? After the scab forms or immediately?

I've done Cross once before in the past, but didn't use Polysporin at all. I wanted to keep it as dry as possible (with alcohol) to keep the scab "scabby". I've heard some people say that an intensive moistuzing agent is absolutely neccessary in helping the skin heal.

If I applied it after a scab forms, how would it penetrate through the scab?? Isn't the purpose of a scab to protect the healing area and keep it dry? :think:

It's best to apply the ointment soon after you've performed the TCA CROSS and to apply it 2-3 times a day for the first couple of days after you've performed the CROSS.

After the second or third day, a scab will form and that's when you should just leave it alone and avoid all contact with it. You don't want to risk distaching the scab and knocking it off much too soon. The scab should be left alone to come off by itself.

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