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12.5% TCA Peel @ Home Peel on Face-Georgia
- posted 2 years ago
- updated 2 years ago
- Worth It
- Cost: $31
Just did a 12.5% TCA chemical peel purchased from...
- 30 Oct 2010
Just did a 12.5% TCA chemical peel purchased from MakeUpArtistChoice.com last night (10/29/10). Did 2, 30% Glycolic Acid peels the previous 2 weeks spaced a week apart to prep skin. I bought the kit with the 1/2 oz. TCA peel, green tea soap, sample of Rose Hip cream, gloves, and carrying bag. I got the brush ($5) for application which was too soft. It soaked up the peel solution and the britstles spred out too much for a uniform application. Did a patch test on the side of my face right in front of my ear prior with no adverse affects. Patch Test: I washed the area with the green tea soap and wiped with alcohol (which stings almost as bad as the acid) I applied one layer with a q-tip (since i was doing a small area) waited 5 minutes, it burned but no frosting. Applied a second layer and almost immedialty it frosted. So it took 2 layers for it to frost. I neutralized with baking soda and water and dried. Put nothing on it afterwards and went out to eat dinner.
Full Face Peel: before the full face peel I washed my face with the Green Tea soap right before applying the peel. Forgot to wipe down my face with the alcohol. Ended up using a cotton ball for application because of the problems with the brush I mentioned above. Wiped the solution on my forehead first, down my nose, across cheeks and the rest of face avoiding the spot I did the patch test on. I used a q-tip to do under my eyes and eyelids. Burned, on a scale from 1-10 about a 6. Turned red. Forehead frosted a little almost immediatly. Crows feet area frosted immediatly and chin frosted a little with one layer. Left on for about 5 minutes and applied a second layer on areas that did not frost. Left on for about another 3 minutes and those areas never did frost. I also applied a 3rd layer of the solution on nasal folds, crows feet and 11"s on forehead between eyes. Those area frosted with 3rd layer. Wiped off with the netralizer, rinsed face with cool water and dried. Applied Rose Hip cream lightly. The frosted area turned to red probably within 20 minutes or so. Went to bed. Woke up the next morning and my skin was red and kinda looked like
I was sweating but the liquid coming from my pores was oil not sweat. The skin was not dry or tight. I dont know if that was from the Rose Hip cream or just my skins own oils. I washed my face with the Green Tea Bar using just my fingers and my face looked tight, dry and a little leathery then. Still red. Did not put any moisturizer on and that is where I am at now. Will update 2morrow.
Okay it is 11/1/10, I applied my peel 10/29/10 but...
- 1 Nov 2010
So I applied the peel on Friday night and I started peeling Sunday. I went to the mall yesterday with a flaky chin and red face but it wasnt bad enough for me to stay home. I wouldnt go out today unless I had too. But my skin looks like its just really dry and peeling from a sunburn. I posted a pic of my cheek as of Monday. Sorry for the bad quality pic. All I have is my cell phone to take a picture. Cant tell yet how the skin underneath looks or if there is any improvements but will update tomorrow.
Well today (Tuesday) most of the peeling is done....
- 2 Nov 2010
Picture posted below 4 days post peel. Almost done...
- 2 Nov 2010
Well its been 10 days since my peel and I have to...
- 8 Nov 2010
Well its been a little over 3 weeks since my TCA...
- 22 Nov 2010