Two days after my TCA peel my face is swollen beyond recognition. I have blisters and dark brown skin. My eyes are almost swollen shut and I can barely open my mouth to eat! I wasn't prepared for the pain of the peel either! They start by cleaning your face with acetone! Yes, acetone! The peel itself felt like a torch was burning my face. I had to be held down in order to finish the procedure. It was too late to stop it once it started. I am taking daily photos and will post later! TCA Peel Day 4 Continued: I am almost my old self. Day four is so much better. Most of my swelling is gone and I have almost lost all of my lovely brown dead skin! My skin underneath is kind of pink and a bit swollen, but it looks pretty good so far. Tomorrow I go back to the dermo for a re-check. I am glad I am over the worst part, but I still wouldn't do it again! Yes, I did pick the dried skin. I tried not too, but it was driving me crazy. I just gently rubbed using lots of vaseline and water. I figured if it came off easy, it was okay. I feel like I am lucky. You have to be careful when you mess with mother nature. I still think it is better to appreciate what you have and it is too risky to try and alter your appearance. I'll keep posting my progress. edit reply
TCA Peel Day 4 Cont. Wasn't Prepared for the Severity of It
Two days after my TCA peel my face is swollen...
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