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Not "Extremely Painful" As Some Would Put It

If used as directed, this stuff only produces a...

If used as directed, this stuff only produces a MILD stinging. As long as you leave it on less than 3 minutes it should feel like a bee sting and then go numb.

I was removing deep scars on my arms so I needed to use 50% TCA and leave it on over 10 minutes. Though I left it on way above the maximum time advised time, it was not making me "jump out of the chair" as one person put it. Although, it was very uncomfortable at moments. But this was after about 6 minutes and I had been reapplying the acid with a Q-tip every minute or two until my skin was frosty white and completely numb. 10 minutes later was pretty painful to touch or move around, but that subsided quickly.

For about a week, the application areas were dark brown and slightly stiff. The whole area cracked off evenly to expose about .25mm underneath the skin. Took about a month to fully heal but my scars are completely gone.

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Thanks for sharing your experience. May I ask where did you purchase the 50% TCA? Thanks
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anything over 25% is foolish to purchase online...its better to go slowly with peels until you know how your skin handles it. there are many factors to determine before you peel so do your research using reputable sources...one would be wise to never think they could put 50% on their own face without causing unsightly damage
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Thank you Kizzy , I will look for 25% indeed.
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I use the one from skin obsession dot com. Follow the instructions to the letter and remember that it is supposed to burn. Its so annoying when people cry about it burning their face....its an acid, that's what acid does, that's what to expect. Don't risk using it on upper eyelids. TCA needs no neutralization but cool water will soothe somewhat. Using gauze instead of a brush will be safer and avoid dripping. Do one area at a time starting with forehead. Let me stress that educating yourself about technique and peels in general will be invaluable. A&D ointment or Aquaphor ointment will be your best friend after so use it. Don't do it until you have researched every possible angle. And good luck!!! Glad to send references that I used if you want them.
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Please nobody else try this at home. 50% TCA peel SHOULD NEVER EVER be done at home and needs to be done by a dermatologist. Anything about 10% at home is silly and can leave you with a scarred face. If you're going to try this at home look at other reviews of skin peels gone wrong
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I've been using a 25% tca on my husband for a few months now and hes looking great. Some people are more than competent to do peels at home. Doing colemans combination with 50% Glycolic in tandem with the 25% tca on the deepest scar areas next...hes stoked to do it again, but its too soon after the last one.
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That's fair enough Kizzy but these can go wrong too easy, still would never advise anyone to do these at home as there is no rewind button and you can be left with horrible scarring. Remember Murphy's law ...
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scarring can happen in a doctors office too...peeling at home is perfectly safe with a good education beforehand
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I've done it a bunch with 25%. I wouldn't do 50%, but I've had no problems with 25%. I use a blow dryer on cool when it burns. I layer it until it frost, then rinse with cool water. About 6 days down time to peel.
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i alway stay listen to your body it know best .things may say 10, 20 ,minutes but everyones diffrent what right for one may not suit you and it should not hurt after were you need to take painkills of the pain and best to do scars in stages and given time to heal. but it not the end of the world love. you may find using zinc and catser oil paster it on do that at less 4 times a day use onlt water warm pat dry with clean towel and put cream back on you may want to dress it best wet dressing before putting on it will help with any swelling after skin has peeled a few times but keep using cream you will know when to stop using that but keep using water on it and pat dry for rednes use Aveeno cream with Colloidal Oatmeal . one other tip for you when yr peeled if you get some porridge Oats the one you just add water too is ok make it up has if your going to eat it lol your not eating it use on your dressing scrap of the oats its the creamy stuff you want , it will feel nice and helps with any itching remember itching is good it your body healing hope it helps. let us know how you get on :)
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never use 100% tca , this suppose to be diluted in lower strenghts..is like instead of putting salt on fries, you dip the fries in salt and eat, or chilli..is quite dangerous, i hope no one will suffer nor make mistakes.. this 100% has to be diluted...first of all..your face is the 1st to be seen by peoples, they see the rest of you after they see your face..don't ruin it..i have seen lots of cases..DILUTE, DILUTE 100% INTO 25% XXXX
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Don't use 100% straight. Do the 25% patch test first. Instructions tell you how to use.
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i bought the one for stretch marks which is 100% and im kinda scared to use it now. the instructions says to dillute with half water. but im afraid i might do something wrong. and i was wondering if you have to stay in for a couple weeks and what can i use clothing wise. i work so idk whether i can wear jeans or not
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i bought 100 tca from ebay from usa, recently, a very tiny bottle, and i used the bottle cap to mesure, i think it only had 5 drops inside anyway.. so i made a 25% i mixed 1 cap of tca with 2 caps of water..did my face and still had plenty remaining so i had to flush the diluted tca, i didn't need taht.. carefull with the 100% is very corosive,a tiny drop can make a big hole in your hand.. i recomend only few drops if used on entire face... pls do not use 100% at all.. use diluted, if is 100% concentrated..never ever not even 50% do not use. is too strong, well unless used on an elephant:) how to dilute 100% : 1 ml of tca and 2 ml of water..for 50% diluted.. 1 ml of tca and 3 or 4 of water..for 25%-- i did this and my face is kinda brown burned in patches..am peeling today is day 3 since i did so but it looks ok, am happy i didn't used higher as i was very excited:))don't do it!! 1 ml of tca and 10 ml of water for a 15%-10% strenght diluted tca .. make sure you always divide 1 part of tca with 3 parts of water, and 10 parts of water in exact quantity for each strenght, never less.. is going to be messy. my ebay id is dollydoll789 am from surrey , uk good luck all !!
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Although the photo may look bad, this is how 50% TCA will effect the skin, especially on that large of an area. Takes longer to process, peel, and heal. 25% TCA will take a few more treatments for removal of scars but does not leave the skin looking quite so bad during the process. Many people buy TCA for scars and it works. Always good to do a patch test first.
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hey taylor i know im really late but since i cant email yoou i just wanted to know how many treatments have you done to remove your scar and did you wet the area you were treating when u were bathing? Did u get ur products from Yavonae?
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Any final pics from the scar you said is now gone? I am actually using TCA to fade a tattoo so wondering if the results will be similar as yours....
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