Jean77

Location: Burlingame, CA
Member since 9/26/2011

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  • 17 total posts
  • 3 reviews
  • 37 comments

Reviews by Jean77

Gave Myself my First TCA Peel Today - Bay Area, CA

I got the 30% TCA solution from Amazon and read the instructions carefully. I did a test yesterday on my neck, diluting it a little with water first. It barely stung and never frosted so I figured I'd go ahead and use the full strength on my face. Well, I had a lot of anxiety about doing... READ MORE

Derma needling requires a self-disiplined commitment - Bay Area, CA

I'm in my fifties and my skin is pretty good but I have some fine lines I dislike and those unattractive nasolabial folds are starting to appear, so I want to see some tightening. I recently gave myself some TCA peels and that didn't help much so two months ago I started with derma... READ MORE

Retin-A -- I've changed my mind about it

I'm 58 years old and my face had been holding up well over the years, up until about three years ago, when some fine lines showed up and a bit of drooping on either side of my mouth, and the typical signs of aging in the neck. I have fair but normal skin (as far as oiliness to dryness) and an... READ MORE

Recent comments from Jean77

Your final picture looks pretty good. Looks like make-up would cover the red areas till they fade away. READ COMMENT

You can use 30% or even 35% on the face (not the neck) *if* you've worked your way up to that level with months of Retin-A and several previous peels (and of course provided your skin isn't sensitive to the TCA acid). I've used 35%... READ COMMENT

Yeah, 40 percent TCA is definitely too strong for the neck, and a bit strong for most faces, I'd think. I used 30 percent on my neck once and it took a rather long time to heal. It did heal, and my neck is great now but I'll never used... READ COMMENT

Your problem, perhaps, was going to a plastic surgeon for this. I've done this peel to myself about ten times and it's never been a big deal at all. Personally, I wouldn't let a doctor come near my face with acid. And especially not a... READ COMMENT