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Mike, baccy


#1

did you use a neutralizer with the tca peel??


#2

» did you use a neutralizer with the tca peel??

tca self neutralizes by itself in about 5 minutes. So, in other words, apply each layer 5 minutes apart from one another. I would go 5 layers personally myself. I did however go more than that the last time I did this. Moreover, I think I did it is waaay too soon after my first attempt and it shows. My own thought(opinion) is that for each layer you do, you would have to wait that amount of months b4 you try this again – ie. 5 layer peel, then u would wait 5 months b4 you try this again. My temples still haven’t completely healed imho.


#3

As Mike says, allow it to self-neutralise.


#4

Just want to say I agree about the healing time.

I sanded my test areas down to nearly hitting blood in July. I had originally thought two or three months should be plenty to heal it back up, but I was uneasy about it when that time had come. Now I’ve left my test areas to heal for a good 6-7 months and in retrospect it was the way to go. The skin is just, well, “better” than it was this fall. Healthier.

I think this stuff is gonna have to be a twice-a-year deal in any given area of skin, for better or worse. We’re never gonna successfully make ourselves fresh new hairs if we’re rendering the skin even more permanently damaged that it was when we started.


#5

» » did you use a neutralizer with the tca peel??
»
» tca self neutralizes by itself in about 5 minutes. So, in other words,
» apply each layer 5 minutes apart from one another. I would go 5 layers
» personally myself. I did however go more than that the last time I did
» this. Moreover, I think I did it is waaay too soon after my first attempt
» and it shows. My own thought(opinion) is that for each layer you do, you
» would have to wait that amount of months b4 you try this again – ie. 5
» layer peel, then u would wait 5 months b4 you try this again. My temples
» still haven’t completely healed imho.
How are you judging healing? Just wondering because that seems like a rather large downtime for repair… my three layer peels were undetectable (ie. blended with face skin) after about 2.5 weeks post peel.

I am actually currently doing my second peel and hope I didn’t mess anything up by jumping the gun… I believe you used 30% so my peels would be considerably lighter (5 layers sounds like hell) but the time difference remains striking.


#6

» » » did you use a neutralizer with the tca peel??
» »
» » tca self neutralizes by itself in about 5 minutes. So, in other words,
» » apply each layer 5 minutes apart from one another. I would go 5 layers
» » personally myself. I did however go more than that the last time I did
» » this. Moreover, I think I did it is waaay too soon after my first
» attempt
» » and it shows. My own thought(opinion) is that for each layer you do,
» you
» » would have to wait that amount of months b4 you try this again – ie. 5
» » layer peel, then u would wait 5 months b4 you try this again. My
» temples
» » still haven’t completely healed imho.
» How are you judging healing? Just wondering because that seems like a
» rather large downtime for repair… my three layer peels were undetectable
» (ie. blended with face skin) after about 2.5 weeks post peel.
»
» I am actually currently doing my second peel and hope I didn’t mess
» anything up by jumping the gun… I believe you used 30% so my peels would
» be considerably lighter (5 layers sounds like hell) but the time difference
» remains striking.

5 peels is not that bad. Yes, it burns a little but not intolerable. You’d be done in half an hour.


#7

I did a test with tca 30% in a small area.

I used this cotton stick sold for ear cleaning.
I think this is a bad procedure.

What did you use to apply the tca?


#8

» I did a test with tca 30% in a small area.
»
» I used this cotton stick sold for ear cleaning.
» I think this is a bad procedure.
»
» What did you use to apply the tca?

I use an eyedropper and rubber gloves on a “big” area. An eyedropper is a must if you intend to apply to areas with hair still.


#9

I used a dropper but couldn’t stand wearing the gloves. So my fingers peeled for a few days afterwards too. :slight_smile: