TCA Peel for Tattoo Removal

I'm two days in to my TCA peel. I'm a student...

I'm two days in to my TCA peel. I'm a student going into nursing and I wanted to remove this huge rabbit that I got when I was 17, I'm 33 now.

I bought it on a popular biding site for $9.95. I used a paint brush to apply the solution. After 3 seconds it started to burn like crazy, I stood infront of the A/C to cool it off. I couldnt keep it on for the full 10 minutes.

The pain will be worth it if the tattoo comes off. So far its a brown bunny very burned. I'm apply ointment to it and thats about it ----I will keep you updated.

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100% TCA Trichloroacetic Acid Skin Peel Tattoo Removal Blemish Remover Can i use no my tattoo eyebrow? Do i need to shave my eyebrow hair?
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Hello, I'm an nurse trained in TCA peels for skin rejuvenation and also tattoo removal. What strength did you use? 10 minutes on your skin before flushing w/ cool water & applying a cooling gel like a sunburn remedy. Who ever is giving you those instructions clearly does not know what they are doing. But I can say at day 3 your at the worst point and your skin should start healing...treat it like you would a severe sunburn, keeping it clean & moisturized. Do not pick at it or expose it to the sun until it is well healed. These treatments are typically done in a series...allowing for complete healing before attempting another session. Typically 35-40% TCA...but it depends on your skin and HOW you apply it..the more passes/wipes and the wetter you get your skin with the solution the deeper the peel will penetrate. Don't try to do it in 1 shot..you'll end up scarring yourself (brown/red discoloration that may fade over time). Further do NOT use TCA crystals because those typically that come from overseas and may be industrial grade (which is used for cleaning metals) instead of medical reagent grade. I use TCA from EBay from Essential-Skin-Inc..the sellers gives printed instructions and also phone support. I have had great results with TCA to peel away discoloration to my skin...but I'm very conservative in how I use it!
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I need to clarify what I stated here: What I meant to say is leaving TCA on your skin for 10 minutes is too long! Especially if your finding it difficult to tolerate! I always say if it's getting too painful...start flushing the TCA residue off your skin with lots of cooling water, then apply a sunburn remedy containing aloe & lidocaine to sooth & cool the skin down. After that I like to apply hyaluronic cream that's been chilled in the refrigerator...feels so good on that tender skin and pushes water into the dermis! First is will turn red (after it frosts white..if it does frost white...it may not & that's ok), then it will turn your skin bronze or brownish color and then will start to show signs of peeling...don't pick or try to pull off the dead shreds of peeling skin as you will end up with discoloration..baby that skin and keep it covered and out of the sun for several months...use a high level sunscreen...allow it to heal thoroughly and when the skin is back to normal you can do another peel. Hope that helps you out there!
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if you really want to get ride of a tattoo, first, get information (specially if you have dark or asian skin). then, get some laser yag sessions, then - after 1 year or more of laser treatment, when the ink disappears and you feel ready- you look for a peeling or someting like that just to FINISH the treatment. theres no miracle when it comes to it. it IS an expensive treatment, yes it is, but at least you will have a more decent result. if you are not willing to spend money and time, then just keep your tattoo there and hide it with clothes. it is impossible to get a good result paying for 9,95. sorry! i hope i helped anyway.
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Funny how a lot of you say. I just got my TCA, and i will post monthly before and afters. then scrolling through, low and behold THERE ARE NO PHOTOS!. I too have been using TCA for tattoo removal. I did successfully remove quite a large portion of 1 tattoo. this can be seen on YouTube, look for greenjellybeansr Tca 2. I bought 100% pure TCA crystals off EBay. If you watch this video, where i say "this looks a bit festy", & you can see how raw it looks, all the ink did come out of there. But i had to mix it at around 95%, put it on repeatedly for 10mins, & it chewed through at least 7-8 layers of skin. I am still treating my other arm which is 90% inked, has faded dramatically. But again, i am using this stuff STRONG. does leave hyperpigmentation (but that will clear).
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Well
Initially the area turned red and was a bit sore for 2 days then turned
Brownish around the tattoo. I didn't notice much frosting during the
Application process , so I think I wasn't aggressive enough.

I'm on week 2 and mild peel has started. The application went well the
Sting was tolerable although I think I wasn't aggressive enough. I
Did 25%.
I'm going to do round 2 at my 4th week. They recommend 4-6. Since
I went easy my 1 st round I'm going to be a bit more aggressive. Doing
35% 2nd round.
Keep you posted.
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Needless to say it did not work. The skin has some burn spots with some white areas. Peel just did not go deep enough.
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I am treating a small black ( ex black) panther on my back with TCa. I started with 25% dilute and have now moved up to 50%. It frosts okay and the more often I apply it the quicker it peels. No sign of the skin thinning and iti s fading but taking so long. I am interested in knowing how yours is going.
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Can you tell my when did you repeat the second application. Yesterday was my first application.. christytrejo@hotmail.com
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I am on my first round of 27.5% concentration of tca. I'm hoping for great results! I am going to post pics :-) good luck all
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I just ordered my TCA 50% for tattoo removal. I will post before and monthly pics of my progress. I have researched on TCA and laser removal for tattoos and have found that doing the TCA can remove or fade the tattoo to the point that if any laser is needed you can save hundreds$$. Just by following the instructions and being patient you can achieve the results you always wanted. So here i go!!! My journey will begin in about 3 days. I will post further.
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How did it go? I'm on day 3 of the 27.5% formula, and is scaled over and a brownish color. No peeling yet, but maybe soon? Did it burn like crazy? Mine had a mild burn, but it didn't last long and it didn't make me cry :-)
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I've used a 50% TCA for my small tatto on the chest and i works great even after the first try. However everyone should read the instruction first.Once you apply TCa it becomes white and after few days goes into brown colour. Do not peel it yourself, it goes away by itself. After you use a TCA you should apply a Bepanthen cream to heal faster. Believe me TCA works like magic..I've tried laser removal 10 time for the last year and it did not worked for me, rip off money...and after I bought TCA it worked:))))))
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I have a tattoo that I love. The problem is that it has 7 words that have a lot of meaning to me. It is German (the language of love). Flaming skull, winged wheel. Beautiful! The first letter of every word is capitalized. But the fool didn't capitalize the first letter of the first word. I hate that. Of course, the shop won't stand behind it. I should have seen it. It was not a pretty scene! I thought about heating a butter knife to glowing red, and burning it off. Or a blade and cut it out. That's still an option. It's small, just a letter. I'll try TCA. Screw the scaring. Don't care!
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Ooowww good luck but i would't start cutting or burning it out , perhaps go over it with another tattoo
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I'm working on removing my 2nd tattoo with the TCA peel. I do a 50% mix, and leave on for about 2 min. I recomend not leaving it on for more than 2-3 min any longer can cause 3rd degree chem burns that may never heal. (I don't think anyone can tolerate the pain that long anyways) this stuff really works, when peeling has stopped, your skin is very soft and all freckles/sun spots are gone but do return after a month or so.
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Hey Meshinka, 

Wow, I haven't heard of people using TCA, does it hurt less? This is good for others to know. We'd love to hear a review and possibly see some pictures. 

Thanks,

-Britt

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TCA Peel is also a great way to remove stretch marks and visibly reduce scars. I haven't taken any before and after pics and I'm already half way done with the 2nd. I just purchased a IPL laser and will be using it on clients as an alternative since it has faster results (I will start photos before, during and after)
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I've done a lot of research on TCA peels and tattoo removal and I lot of doctors are saying that TCA is the only chemical that can reach deep enough into the skin to remove the tattoo. Yes you need to be careful and it does take a few treatments but your tattoo should get lighter and lighter with each treatment. Start with a smaller % like a 25% or less to get your skin used to it and then go ahead and use the 50% solution every 4-6 weeks redo the process for up to a year. Just remember to NOT PEEL OR SCRATCH AND KEEP BACITRACIN ON IT for the full 10 days. just be careful...it is a burn or sorts and quite irritable.
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Hi Jesica i red what you whrite it's interresting and thank you for shering... but i would like to take a courses ? i'm from Montreal Canada my e mail is :xxx@hotmail.com and thank you in advance Jessy
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How is it going with you all on removing your tatoos. I have 2 old ones I would like to remove and I have the tca. Just hearing so many different things. Mine are home done with india ink and 30 years old. One small and one about 4"x4". Should I go ahead and try it?
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hi..i have a really small tattoo of a star (its just a line with no filling or shading). i was thinking of using tca but wanted to see how its working for other people... Miablue...what has happened with ur tattoo now???
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For what it's worth, the medical experts here at RealSelf appear to be united in their

opinion about TCA Tattoo Removal: don't do it.

 

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I find it hard to trust any doctor since they want your money and alot of it for throwing pills at problems you could google.
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TCA peels do NOT remove tattoos! That is very dangerous. TCA is an acid and can cause SEVERE burns. The best chance of getting rid of the tattoo is a laser. Please DO NOT use this chemical to remove your tattoo. It will not work and it can cause serious injury. Look on this site at all of the injuries caused by chemical peels using tca. Please be careful.

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