Chemical Peel

  • comical44

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    May 18, 2013 1:42 AM GMT
    I think im getting a TCA chemical Peel soon. I just want to know if anyone has had it? How was the process and results? Do you find it to be safe?

    Also Ive noticed people get 12% or 25% obviously the higher the percentage the stronger but is their a recomended percentage?

    Im just getting ti for some discoloration on my eyes and their are a few pink and brown marks

    Thanks guys
  • comical44

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    May 18, 2013 4:40 AM GMT
    Anyone? could really use some input and opinions
  • Varanus

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    May 18, 2013 6:01 AM GMT
    First off your way to young to start using chemical peels and any good skin care/Dermatologist will recommend against you having chemical peels.
    Instead focus on microdermabrasion, facials and a daily skin treatment (i recommend using dermalogica) so have a think about that and chat to a few different salons to find the best treatment plan for your skin.
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    May 18, 2013 2:06 PM GMT
    no clue
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    May 18, 2013 2:13 PM GMT
    a bit too young for chem peels i think. Just do dermabrasion
  • Timbales

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    May 18, 2013 2:24 PM GMT
    I wouldn't get one without doing it at my dermatologist. I talked with him about, and the best route is a series of peels, not one strong one. You also need to be vigilant about sunblock and sun exposure in the time afters the peel, because you can develop dark areas on your skin if exposed.
  • Gunner17

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    May 18, 2013 2:31 PM GMT
    Don't chemical peels make you look like a burns victim for about a month afterwards? I had a micro dermobrasion once and it did jack shit.
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    May 18, 2013 2:45 PM GMT
    mite be a bit painful m8.
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    May 18, 2013 2:57 PM GMT
    My business partner's wife had a full face peel several years ago. It cleared up the areas she was concerned about, but left a severe demarcation where the peel stopped. She's able to cover the line with makeup. I always thought if you had to use makeup afterwards, why not simply use it before, to cover the areas that concern you?
  • comical44

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    May 18, 2013 3:00 PM GMT
    Ok thanks for the advice...I didnt schedule anything so im glad I got some input....So heres my question I have some red marks around the eyes(under my eyes) and it gives off like a black and blue look, I think they might be small broken blood vessels or something like that....

    So if you guys are telling me other options to try first like the microdermabrasion...Will that get rid of some of the red spots and discolored areas? because if that will I will skip the peel
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    May 18, 2013 3:05 PM GMT
    I've never personally had one. But, a co-worker developed severe hyper-pigmentation all over her face after she had a peel. These spots lasted for months, but eventually subsided. You should be careful. Can you try a test spot first?
  • Timbales

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    May 18, 2013 3:13 PM GMT
    comical44 saidOk thanks for the advice...I didnt schedule anything so im glad I got some input....So heres my question I have some red marks around the eyes(under my eyes) and it gives off like a black and blue look, I think they might be small broken blood vessels or something like that....

    So if you guys are telling me other options to try first like the microdermabrasion...Will that get rid of some of the red spots and discolored areas? because if that will I will skip the peel


    Small broken blood vessels can be treated with with a dyed pulse laser treatment by your dermatologist or a cauterizing needle treatment. I've had both done for broken blood vessels on my face. I have rosacea and get broken vessels around my nose and cheekbones easily.

    Both of them hurt like a bastard. The laser treatment feels like someone snapping a rubber band on your skin and leaves bruises/blackened marks that fade after a few days. The needle hurts more, but is immediate and doesn't bruise. I found for me, the needle treatment lasts longer.

    If you have small red dots, like freckles, that is something that can be taken care of, but if they are close to your eyes if might be difficult.

    Dark undereyes can be a sign of not enough sleep, but that skin is also more delicate. Try not to rub your eyes, it can worsen it. there are over the counter lotions and treatments you can use to help minimize them and even your skin tone.

    No matter your age, an oil-free face lotion with an built in spf is a good idea to use every day.