12.5% TCA Peel to Face - Raleigh, NC

I have severe acne scars and sun damage to my face...

i have severe acne scars and sun damage to my face. i made the decision to do a peel after alot of research and consultation with a dermatologist. I used Triluma cream for 4 months before this peel. It feels like a sunburn and I am keeping it moisturized frequently. It covers somewhat with heavy makeup.

more pics of the TCA phase....

Its a process... requires patience & moisturize, moisturize! Aquaphor has been my friend and don't pull or pick. Cut away flapping peeling pieces.

Two weeks later

Skin has some residual redness and a scabbed area on my forehead but skin looks healthier. My forehead discoloration is completely gone.
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Great to know about the results. One of my friend is also suffering from skin issues & sun damage, I will tell her to try this out.
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Two years back due to severe sun burn , my face get damaged. I did many treatments. No one give me good result. Finally I decided to do chemical peel. I really get shocked after seeing my face without scars & black spot. And now I am looking more beautiful also. http://www.cosmedical.ca/procedures/facial/chemical-peels/?a=5 
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Keeper, how long do the effect stay like this? Apparently I read that it temporary but is this just for the wrinkle and not for the scar?
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I meant is the temporary effect on wrinkles while permanent effect on scars?
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I've been doing a 25% tca on my husband once a month for the past 4 months and hes looking great! just bought a 50% glycolic that I did for me and its a very light peel, too light even after a full 10 min, but since I have it I'm going to do the colemans combo on hubbys cheeks next time (acne scars are deepest there)....just wish I'd gotten before pics :(
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Wow sounds great! Good for you!
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tca does not need to be neutralized....the action stops on its own...cool cloths are just to make it bearable...and good call on the aquaphor, I would never use coconut oil or herbals on an exposed area like that...and I love the way the retin a prepped your skin...you look amazing girl!!!
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Thank you so much!
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I looked at your photos, I'm surprised your peeling this much from a 12% peel. It looks as though it keep processing did you neutralize after real good. With this it will take up to 5 days to heal, it will be tight and feel irritated...yes. I do not see any damage to your barrier layer so you will heal without damage. Scars can take up to eight treatments good to do microderm in between each treatment. Try coconut oil for tight feeling. Call me anytime for any questions about Chemical Peels i'll be happy to help you. Hope Owner of Urskinsworthit xxxxxxxxxxxx.
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TCA will respond more quickly to skin that has been using a retinoid A. which i have been for 6 months. It was neutalized, but I have always had incredibly sensitive skin... hense the reason I started with 12%. for someone of my skin tone and sensitivity I can't go higher.
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Thank you and I always love help from someone who knows much more about this. I have done a trial TCA peel to my stomach and I am unsure of how the skin will respond.
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Try chamomile distillate spray on face after invasive therapies, make an oat flour mask mixed with raw honey, jojoba oil, avocado oil or neem butter, plus a nice chaotic skin essential oil blend , Burdock Extract, I also add herbs like lemon grass, lavender flowers, rose hips, sage, raspberry leaf, orange peel, rose buds, there are two places I can recommend to make this ultra calming, anti inflammatory, anti bacterial, moisturizing mask Essential Wholesale, Starwest Botanicals. Cleansing with Konjac Sponges or Raw Honey will also speed up your healing time. Hope this was a help to you. Stick with the 12% peels or go to a professional. Thanks Hope owner of Urskinsworthit
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Thank you for sharing your experience and posting your pictures.  How do you resist picking.  I am not sure I could do it..Ugh!

Your skin is looking really good by day 7.  
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it is really hard so what I would do is go in the bathroom with manicure scissors and trim away then apply aquaphor. This has great results for my skin but if you are vain... TCA isn't for you lol. Going out in public can be brutal for a few days
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I will continue to post pics & progress... it requires patience but I can see the results & feel them already. As for the picking... I would treat myselfnto a bathroom visit with manicure scissors to cut of excess and the apply aquaphor. Lol
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Oh boy...patience right:)
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