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I did a Jessner's + 30% TCA peel on my chest and don't notice a difference. Should I try a 35% or higher or just repeat 4-6 weeks?
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I did the peel three days ago, I cleansed and "defattified" the area with alcohol. I applied Jessner solution with cotton round, waited 2-3 min, then applied first layer of 30% TCA, evenly with another cotton round, kept the area moist with TCA for a duration of 5-6 min while adding to areas which needed more attention. It hardly burned and i rinsed with cool baking soda water for a few minutes. It was red but I only had minimal frosting. Some areas were level II to III frost but most were none to maybe level I. The third day, I started peeling where it frosted most and don't see really any change. I have been using Clinique Moisture Surge and Aquaphor as well as doing white vinegar water soaks and wearing looser sports bras. Some freckles are slightly lighter but not nearly I was expecting. I was surprised to peel so soon, I was expecting, due to the strength and length of peel, it would have been closer to 5-7 days. Should I treat it by series or maybe aim for a slightly deeper peel, by doing layers or increasing to 35%? I will obviously wait at least a month before doing another peel to give my skin time to recover and to access the overall results of the first peel

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docblinski


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December 18, 2012 2:55 AM

Always a good idea to speak directly to medical professionals, docs, who can monitor you. Best of luck (more)
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December 14, 2012 3:29 AM

Maybe you need to have these peels done under a doctor's supervision. Over the internet there is NO WAY to advise you in "self treatments". Best of luck. (more)
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candy214
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December 14, 2012 7:24 AM

Thanks, the results are looking much better now that I'm at day 6. Just didn't peel as deep as I expected. Redness is subsiding, freckles lighter, pores nearly invisible. Overall, I think it turned out great for an at home peel. I'm medical, I just was interested in a SME perspective. I will do number two in about a month. I can talk to the doctors I work with if I have any future questions!



 



 

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