Has anyone here ever had a chemical peel?

  • Timbales

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    Oct 17, 2008 1:15 PM GMT
    I'm considering it and would like to hear some first hand experiences.
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    Oct 17, 2008 5:31 PM GMT
    Tim, I highly recommend it. Just look what it did for my complexion:
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  • Timbales

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    Oct 17, 2008 5:41 PM GMT
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    Oct 17, 2008 6:06 PM GMT
    Is that some made made substance that peels off a layer of your skin?

    Why would you do something like that?icon_confused.gif
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    Oct 17, 2008 6:13 PM GMT
    I had a series of peels and was pleased with the results. I had some acne scarring from my teenage years and it really lightened them up. I actually might start another series soon, since it's been about 10 years since I last did it.
  • auryn

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    Oct 17, 2008 6:23 PM GMT
    Chemical peels are the shiznit. I used to get an M.D. brand chemical peel all the time. Loved it. Always followed up with a quality mosturizing serum to help reduce redness and irritation afterward. Some companies don't have a good moisturizer for afterwards. I recommend getting Osmotics' Blue Copper Serum. It really helps in case you have a reaction (which has been known to happen).
  • Timbales

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    Oct 17, 2008 9:29 PM GMT
    I've talked with my dermatologist about doing it. I may take the leap and give it a try.
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    Oct 17, 2008 9:36 PM GMT
    Why are you considering it? ....You are so cuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuute already! ....Can the world stand anymore cuteness????

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    Oct 17, 2008 9:37 PM GMT
    Be prepared to "go on holiday" for at least a week if you're going to get one (i.e. not be seen). Any chemical peel that is worth doing is essentially a controlled chemical burn, and your face will need time to regenerate before it looks normal again.
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    Oct 17, 2008 10:50 PM GMT
    I've also been wanting to get one. I don't like my skin it's full of imperfectionsicon_sad.gif
    BF says no, but I want to icon_confused.gif

    Is it one of those things like you think you're fat and look fat in the mirror but in fact you're not?icon_question.gif
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    Oct 17, 2008 11:17 PM GMT
    what is this supposed to do for you?
  • Timbales

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    Oct 17, 2008 11:39 PM GMT
    danielryan saidwhat is this supposed to do for you?


    Improve skin texture, like minor acne scarring or rosacea, that kind of thing. It can also help reduce fine lines and wrinkles and boost collagen production.
  • Timbales

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    Oct 17, 2008 11:41 PM GMT
    Caslon7000 saidWhy are you considering it? ....You are so cuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuute already! ....Can the world stand anymore cuteness????

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    I have rosacea and have some skin problems.
  • MikemikeMike

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    Nov 25, 2008 9:05 AM GMT
    Vitamin C and Glycolic peals are used for rosecea. My ex g/f worked for a dermatologist. Chemical peels were used for acne scarring. Make sure you use a good spf for 6 months to a year after. They gave an RX sunscreen (Forte), but the Doctor there said the high end Neutragena spf 70 worked just as well. She had three treatments and it worked pretty well. He charged 200 a pop, but she paid alot less. I got away easy I never had acne. Alot is genetic. 100% Italian helped me most.

    Drugstore.com has really great prices. Go for it.
  • josephmovie

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    Nov 25, 2008 9:13 AM GMT
    I've never done it myself but you might like to have a look at this website which lists both positive and negative personal reviews:

    http://www.realself.com

    As for information on the procedure itself try:

    http://www.cosmeticscop.com/skin-care-facts-chemical-peels-treating-sun-damage-wrinkles.aspx

    Hope this helps. My big tip is to stay out of the sun unless you wear SPF15. I started doing this years ago and my skin looks better for it - even if I did look like Casper next to my ultra-tan buddies in my younger years.



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    Nov 26, 2008 10:18 PM GMT
    I usually do just a light glycolic once a week. Every six months I actually go for something heavier. Just be cautious on what type of acid they are using.
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    Nov 29, 2008 7:49 PM GMT
    I've never had one - but know a friend who has done them - a very shiny look right afterward - kind of like Norma Desmond! Seriously though - as I turn 50 next year - it might be something I'd do - - - - - to help me turn back time!