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  1. This is my first peel... and as you will see I have some acne scars and patchy skin. I have been seeing a dermatologist for six months and using triluma cream. I intend to do a second peel in 6 to 8 weeks.
  2. Just had TCA cross done on some icepicks and large pores by a reputable dermatologist. When I say just, I mean I did them around 8 hours ago. Is it normal that my open pores immediately look like icepick scars? They have frosted and then subsquently turned into deep pits. Is this normal? I know they are supposed to scab in a few days but they immediately look punctured and way worse then before.
  3. I have come to realize I have a poor healing response. Any pimple, especially in my cheek area will leave a very shallow indent in its place. I always knew that my skin healed slowly, but now I am scared to start trying different treatments, specifically using the derminator and tca peel. Can anyone give me advice in what route I should take, especially those with the same issue. Can using the derminator cause further damage if my skin's healing ability is not the best? thanks so much!
  4. Hi All I finally get it no chemical peel or lasers can fix enlarged nose pores. I did all the extreme things to control or improve my large nose pores and scars. I had done more than 10 sessions of co2 with erbium which improved the scars and texture by 25%, atropic scars still there. These pores are crazy they are simply stubborn. They have affected my self esteem big time and have been a recluse for a while now. I don’t wish this to happen to anyone. Anybody who successfully cured enlarged p
  5. I have a small 35% TCA bottle at home and a derminator device. That's all what I want to use. No filler, no subcision. For the moment, not TCA cross either. I always read threads in which people recommend subcision+filler as main treatments and then TCA peels for "texture issues". I wonder whether TCA on its own can improve mild acne scars. How much improvement could we have with microneedling+TCA peels over the months/years?
  6. Hi, I was wondering if it was possible to use both AHA and BHA together. I use glycolic acid at night and I was wondering if I could use salicylic acid 2% gel in the morning or if it would be too much? Also, I'm a woc (black) and I have ice pick scarring, is there any other procedure except TCA peels that is suitable for my skin? I don't want to experience hyper or hypopigmentation. (I do not have any existing pimples right now, just a little hyperpigmentation and ice pick scarring)
  7. Hi All, I have went thru two subcision treatments and two TCA cross treatments. The second treatments was 4 months after the first and it has been about 6 months since my last treatment. While i have noticed some results, the scarring on left temple which are mostly icepicks have not seen too much improvement imo. I have micro needled three times with the derminatior. Do you guys think if i keep microneedling, the ice picks will improve? I really dont want to do any more TCA or subcision ca
  8. I have not idea how I got this deep pitted pore. Can TCA help reduce this severity of this type of scar? It's very small but it's deep. Does anyone know a good practitioner in Northern NJ to help correct this? Thanks
  9. After you tca yourself you use neosporin for a couple days. Does that include both day and night? And whats a good product or products to use to put on your face either with the scabs or after they fall off thats a daily skin treatment for skin thats sensitive and is oily and so on and so fourth. And is it better to apply anything to the treated area's while they are scabbed up or is it better to leave that alone til they fall off then go back to your daily skin regimen. Basicly if you are someo
  10. Hello, I've had three rounds of subcision to my combination of ice pick scarring and the wider, shallow scars. The improvement is most noticable in the shallow scars, but you can see the tiny build up of collagen in the ice pick scarring areas where the dermatologist's needle perforated and reorganised the skin. I can't wait to get a hold of a Dermatologist capable of the TCA Cross technique. But how does one go about finding them?? Best regards, -K
  11. I'm normally a really positive person... but today, I just feel overwhelmed and exhausted with having to deal with my scarring. I know I am getting somewhere, but it's such a long dang process - really, how much can we take? I am so impatient for results - I wish I could just put myself in a time capsule and wake up once a month to apply the TCA and then go back to sleep.....AND have someone else apply all my daily topicals/creams/lotions/gels/peels etc. for me when I'm asleep and then wa
  12. I QUOTED THIS FROM CHRISSY. I am sorry for posting his or her message here without consent , but this is VERY HELPFUL TO ALL ACCUTANE TAKERS as well as POST ACCUTANE TAKERS , so i decided to post it here NOW as to inform everyone likes me who thinks nth should be done post accutane treatment for at least 6 months . Thank you ! Hi, I thought it might be easier to start a separate thread for post-Accutane scar treatment considerations. Here's everything that I've read on the topi
  13. I just had CROSS (chemical reconstruction of skin scars) using TCA today. The doctor cleansed my face, wiped the affected areas with acetone, and focally applied 100% TCA to each pitted scar with a sharpened wooden applicator. It was not painful, however, it did sting for a few seconds and then subsided. The treatment only took about 15 minutes to do both cheeks. Iced towels were placed over my scars for about 5 minutes, then covered with Aquaphor. This will be the first of 5-6 treatments,
  14. I found this website a couple months ago and am still wading through all the great info you all have made available. I'm mainly just lurking and making note of all of these treatments that are getting raved about, but the posts about TCA have really interested me. What's weird is that lots of people reporting buying 100% TCA are receiving a liquid. This is, by definition, not 100% pure trichloroacetate. TCA has a melting point of over 130 degrees celsius. In pure form, it should be in a so
  15. I know everyone will start hating me for going through a topic that someone has already gone through , but that person's dreadful experience with smoothbeam draws my attention to the effectiveness and the risk associated with needling . Just like 20% TCA , i am a victim from it . I would like to know if anyone is left with permanent redness or pinkness due to needling . If yes , please tell me what your story is like . Right now , i will not ever consider smoothbeam treatments , not
  16. I really don't know where to start to buy this TCA complex i've been reading throughout this forum. I have a few scars that look like someone poke me with a needle and also a little bit hyperpigmentation. Can you guys recommend me a brand name that you had success with? I would really appreciate it
  17. Like strong salcylic acid (80%) or lactic or any others? TCA scares me a little.
  18. dcychanhk


    Permanet RED MARK after i spilled 100 % TCA over my normal skin . What can help with that? Mandelic acid seems not working on it , instead it irritates it .. though when i press on the area firmly , the red mark goes . Who thinks a deep chemical peel / intense pulse light or whatever can help with that?
  19. I am currently in Los Angeles California and have found a derm who will be doing smoothbeam and TCA CROSS on me. However my boyfriend who is in Flint Michigan wants me to go live with him. He said he can't wait any more for me to get my treatment and he said I should just get my treatments there. So I would like to know if anyone here knows of any good derms in Flint Michigan or any place close to Flint? I want to be prepared for when I get there. And if you do know any what scar treatments do t
  20. will a series of 3 TCA peels make a 100 % improvment on my scaring ?
  21. My skin has gotten soooo much better thanks to Tazorac. I've been using the cream now for about 1 1/2 months and my skin looks so much better than it ever did while I was on the Retin-a. However, I still have the nasty scars. I thought that maybe they were getting better since you can barely notice them in my mirrors in my house. (God bless the mirrors in my house or I would never go out if I seen what I looked like elsewhere). However, yesterday I was driving "shotgun" in the car, and I look
  22. Ok, so if you really had to choose the best topical you've used to help w/your indented scars what is it? There are just so many listed that are scattered thru out this site, thought it would be easier to put in one place. Is it Super CP's, TCA Complex, mandelic acid, vinegar, etc. PLEASE, can we try to get a list together? I am totally confused as to what to try. I plan on making a long-term commitment to using a topical so I want to be as informed as possible before I purchase. I would l
  23. ok . finally ., i have my before and after photo of 100% TCA cross method ready . I have doen the wrongest decision in my WHOLE LIFE , as i picked the scab so the scar is in little discoloration . If i judge it with my eyes , it seems like there is no improvement ( perhaps b/c i picked the scab and now the so call healed area has slightly different color which makese it obvious ) the scar seems to be wider, though more leveled? I dun know . can anyone put that up on the forum for me ? !
  24. Botox doesn't work on forehead wrinkles that are already formed. Who thinks dermbrasion / TCA peel can erase superfacial wrinkles on my forehead
  25. Hi, my question is how do you cope with downtime? I was reading Maya's post saying the following 1) TCA CROSS - I had around 100 scabs all over my face 2) stitches on my face after punch excisions 3) puffed, red and swollen after subcision Now in Rupert land I imagine myself having had one of these treatments and being at home recovering, with nobody seeing me. Then I come back to reality and realise that the rest of the world doesn't have scar treatments and is not going to be overly