At-Home 25% TCA Peel Results Are As Good As Professional.

After researching TCA peels and getting familiar...

After researching TCA peels and getting familiar all of the precautions, I decided to try my own. Amazon has a wide selection of chemical peels. Homwever, a 25% TCA is about the strongest peel someone should ever try at home. I used Retin-A for a few months before the peel, which I read was common for dermatologists to give before TCA peels. When I first applied the solution it burned... Really bad. But then again, it is a 25% mixture of a strong acid! Around 2 days afterwards my skin began to peel. To put it nicely, I looked like a burn victim for the next 3 days... and technically it is chemical burn, so dont expect instant results. After about a week though, it was definitely worth it. My acne scars were less pronounced, my forhead wrinkle was actually gone, and the most visible benefit, my skin complextion was as even as its ever been!

Be knowledgeable on TCA peels before using them!

TCA is a strong acid and i recommend reading up about it before using it! If proper care is taken you will more often than not get good results. Read this link below.

http://www.skinacea.com/facials/peels/TCA-side-effects.html#.U7YTOI1dV68

Most Important tips:

Try to use a tretinoin cream on your face for at least 3 weeks before applying a TCA peel. Tretinoin will help prepare the skin for the peel and aid in the healing process according to studies published in the US National Library of Medicine.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2024986

Avoid sun exposure before and after the peel. Using sunscreen is ESSENTIAL for good peel results.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18688104

Where to buy your peel

Amazon had a great selection of inexpensive peels. Skin Obsession, Skin Beauty Solutions, and Perfect Image are some of my favorite stores.

Perfect Image: (Best Quality)
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=bl_sr_beauty?ie=UTF8&field-brandtextbin=PERFECT+IMAGE&node=3760911

Skin Obsession: (Good Quality, Cheap)
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=bl_sr_beauty?ie=UTF8&field-brandtextbin=Skin+Obsession&node=3760911

Skin Beauty Solutions: (Good Quality, Cheap)
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=bl_sr_beauty?ie=UTF8&field-brandtextbin=Skin+Beauty+Solutions&node=3760911

My Results 2 Months Post-Peel

4 months after peel

Myself

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
5 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
5 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
5 out of 5 stars Wait times
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