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TCA Peel Recommend It BUT Read This First.

I can recommend a TCA peel for sunspots, acne...

I can recommend a TCA peel for sunspots, acne scars and such quite easily. As I write this TCA peels only get a 48% approval. I'll point something out about the negative reviews. A lot of them wrote reviews on the 3rd or 4th day. They also wrote reviews who self administered and used a very strong strength on themselves 20%+ This is nuts. It's way too much especially for a first time. You have to work up to those levels. TCA peels work. They can be painful and that's why you either have them administered by a certified plastic surgeon OR start out VERY slowly with a VERY weak solution. It's better do not do enough and do a little bit each time than scar yourself for life and feel a lot of pain. The 2nd part I should mention is the reviews that are 3-4 days old. It takes easily 7+ days for the skin to fully peel from a deep peel. It can actually take 3-4 months for you to be able to handle the sun again easily. I recommend TCA peels and it has helped me heavily with my acne scars that I got when I was a teenager but only with the above conditions.

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I recommend only certified Plastic Surgeons perform this procedure.

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Hi,
I spent two years ago $1250 for TCA done in a medical office by a very trained plastic surgeon. For the first 10 min I thought he burned my face. I have had 10/10 pain . After few long minutes they brought me a tiny fan . I'm a big girl and can handle pain pretty well, otherwise I could run and scream my pain out. The recovery time was normal 7 days but the results zero , nada. Today after this experience, even if they'll pay me I won't do it again. I do scrubbing at home once a week with yogurt and orange peel and my face gets better glow than any dermabration or tca. For me was not worth it.
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Pretty shameful for a doctor to charge so much money, yet do so little to minimize pain.
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I totally agree! I have been doing 50% glycolic acid peels for months now and decided i wanted something a little stronger. I just bought 15% tca online BUT i did A lot of research before I bought anything! I have decided to take a few weeks to prep my skin for the peel because from what I have read it will help the peel work better. Some people think you should use other peels to prep the skin but from what I read thats not a good idea. I have learned that you should use gentle soaps and retinol cream I believe it was? thats for the people who do it at home anyway I'm sure at the doctors office you get the good stuff.
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Cnagel There are reputable companies selling TCA but few. You have to pay a little bit extra but it's worth it. I'm also fine with people doing a TCA at home BUT ONLY with small diluted solutions. There are reviews on this site of at home, 50% +. 95% of Doctors don't even go here. If you want to start try 12.5% and your skin will get thicker and you can eventually work up to 18%. Anyways thanks for adding a comment. Listen to your Facial Surgeon of what to do. When you are all healed please also post a review and mention some of the stuff I wrote in my original review. TCA's here have a bad reputation.
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I too agree with the above. I would never dare do a TCA peel at home, plus you do not know what you are getting in your solution by purchasing online, that is crazy!!! I had a 30% TCA peel done yesterday by a Oculoplastics Facial surgeon. I am eager to see results! Like you, I do have some acne scarring and hope that this is improved! Wish me Luck!
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Totally agree, thanks for your detailed discussion. I wish more patients understood the practice of cosmetic medicine/surgery takes years of experience. Thanks again From MIAMI Dr. B
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