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The TCA chemical peel uses trichloroacetic acid to dry the top layers of skin so they peel off over a period of several days. The treatment is used to reduce discoloration, improve melasma, and reduce fine lines. LEARN MORE ›

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35% Tca for Asian - California, CA

I tried 35% TCA peel at home which is a big no no for Asian skin as it can cause hyperpigmentation. I initially only put it on the wrinkles as I am 43 years old and have static and expression linked wrinkles and was really scared about getting hyperpigmentation. It is day 13 and even the... READ MORE

Excellent Method of Keeping Your Skin Tight, Young and Fresh

Chemical peels are brilliant. I am fair skinned and personally I wouldn't bother with the 12.5 or 15% TCA peels, they do very little. I started with a 30% TCA blue peel (£800) and the results were amazing. I followed up with another 30% TCA ordinary peel that cost £200 the y READ MORE

Vi Peel Was Swapped out with a 20% TCA Without my Consent - Boise, ID

I booked an appt for a Vi Peel at at Board Certified Plastic Surgeon's office. They knew what I wanted and I expected that procedure. After I left I called to ask a question about the follow up care and came to find out she decided to do a 20% TCA peel on me instead of the Vi. She never asked me... READ MORE

TCA 12.5% and 15% Worked Great

So I tried an at-home TCA peel. I purchased two strengths - 12.5% and 15% - with the intention of using just the 12.5% first. I use Retin-A, so my skin was prepped, and I stopped using it a few days before the peel.I applied the 12.5% over my whole face and it didn't frost at all. After five... READ MORE

12.5% TCA Peel at Home - So Far, So Good.

Cons = the downtime, that it takes time (many treatments) and the anxiety of doing it myself. I was nervous, but desparate. So started with a 12.5% solution. This is peel one of many to help reduce sun damage, fine lines, and discoloration left by years of acne. I did a patch test with... READ MORE

15% Diluted TCA Peel - Mine Worked Like a Charm

I purchased the 2oz bottle of 100% solution and diluted it to about 15% with tap water. I spashed it on my face with eyes closed, rubbed it in, and it stings a little but I left it on for about one half hour instead of the ten minutes as per instructions. My eyes turned red and I got a runny... READ MORE

Brown/Black Marks on Skin Immediately Following 30% TCA Peel - Is This Normal (Pics Uploaded)?

I am not finished with the treatment so unable to offer any pros/cons at this time. I did the procedure to remove old acne marks on my face. I applied a 30% TCA Peel at home about 24 hours ago and have dark spots on my face, but wonder if the severity of the marks are normal. I am concerned... READ MORE

Wrinkle Problems After 50% TCA Peel

I did the peel after the Doctor recommended that it would help with sun, brown spots and fine wrinkling. Now I have more wrinkles! and uneven texture!Back in late September I had a 50% TCA peel done by a dermatologist. There were complications, slow healing, nerve damage, scarring etc. For the... READ MORE

Need Help from Having a TCA 35 Peel

I had a complete face, forehead, eyes, neck and arm lift and a San Jose, Costa Rica on Sept. 22. I have nothing but major problems. Please let my horrible experience help someone else to never go out of the USA for any kind of surgery.I had TCA 35 peel 11 weeks ago in Costa Rica and now I have... READ MORE

3 TCA Peels for Adult Acne

I got a series of 3 TCA peels over the summer. I did it for adult acne. I had cysts, whiteheads, blackheads. My skin improved 80% and is still improving.I keep thinking retin a is thinning my skin but my derm insists that it has the opposite effect. Because I panic and see weird dents, i end up... READ MORE

TCA Peel Ruin my Face

Used TCA just for 3 spots of sun damage but the Dr did applyed on all the face to prevent discoloration. Now my face is worse.Used TCA 50% and now I have brown spots all over my face like hyperpigmentation or signals of acid. How can I lighten the spot ?? READ MORE

Wrinkles After a 20% TCA Peel for Acne Scars

My sister say it will help my acne scars. She bought it from a website. my skin just looks horrible now. There are wrinkles all over my face and it is very uncomfortableI did a 20% TCA peel last week and now have wrinkles all over my face and also cracks. It is literally all over my face. ... READ MORE

TCA Peel 30% - Areas Treated Turned Dark Brown

I chose to use TCA chemical peel because the laser treatments were much more expensive. I started out getting the TCA chemical peel on my back for a tattoo removal. It was doing pretty good, so I wanted to try it on my face to remove some wrinkles.My skin READ MORE

Pigmentation Side Effects from Chemical Peel

I had a tca peel on my leg done by a friend of mine.was painful..someplaces the result are beautiful,but at places it has left hypoigmented strips like pattern on my leg. there are alternating patchy hypo and hyper pigmentation on my legs now and the skin looks thinned at hypopigmented places... READ MORE

50% TCA Peel - Is This Normal?

Hi Everyone,I recently had a 50% TCA peel at the doctors on 9/30/09. I am freaking out. My skin looks like a barnicle, crusty, ozzy, pussy. My face is swollem, almost to the point on non recognition. I just went to the restroom and noticed small blood patches mixed in with the crusts. The... READ MORE

TCA Peel at Home and I LOVE It!

Okay so I'm 34 yrs old and have had acne since I was 11yrs. Large pores, oily skin, acne scars, and now some fine lines.I bought a 12.5% peel and it went really well for me. I started out with one layer of the 12.5% and was peeling in about 4-5 days later. It took about almost 2 weeks to... READ MORE

15% TCA Peel at Doctors

Pro's - My face is amazing!!I went to my PS and had a 15% TCA Peel, and it is the best thing I have ever done! I use to smother my face in make up and now I have chucked all my make up away. And brought some mineral make up which is a lot healthier than what I was using before. I paid for four... READ MORE

Why Did I Get a Broken Blood Vessel in Eye from 18% TCA Peel?

Peel is working but my eye is badly affected. I did it to get rid of wrinkles and hyperpigmentation. Its worth it but not for a broken vessel in eye which may take 6 weeks to heal.Has this happened to you? Is a broken blood vessel in the eye a common side affect of putting an 18% TCA peel on... READ MORE

TCA Peel for Sun Damage - You Look Awful to Begin with and Just when Desperation Hits Your New Skin Appears

I have done numberous TCA peels over the years - I can do a 21% peel left on for 10 min with great results and I maintain with .1 retin a -I'm still trying to undo sun damage and it's slowly fading away.My question is If I peel too close together or with too strong an acid what's the worst thing... READ MORE

Treating Hyperpigmentation and Hypopigmentation on Chest Burns

I had hyperpigmentation on my chest from a burn several years ago. I was trying to improve the appearance and got a tca peel.I have hypopigmented patches in the area cased by the peel.Now I am left with both pigmentation disorders. What can I do? READ MORE

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