I am not recommending or promoting the idea of a chemical peel at home! I’m not a doctor or chemist. Anything you put on your face can hurt you. Don’t do what I did. /End of warnings and disclosures.
I’ve read and watched a lot of videos about doing a TCA Peel at home. Most doctors’ offices will tell you NO, do not ever do this. But I did, using a low concentration (15%) of the TCA solution. I bought my kit here, from MUAC, a reliable and long-standing retailer. I followed the instructions to the letter, and I am often a big cheater on stuff like this. I bought the kit with my own $$, and am not sponsored by this company.
So here’s my experience, and P.S. – it turned to be a very not-big deal. As I said, I followed the MUAC instructions and kit to perfection. The TCA solution burns and stings the first two minutes, but it was bearable. My hair dryer on cool setting was a good solution for managing the discomfort. I left the peel on for 5 minutes, then washed it off and slathered on moisturizer.
Here’s how I looked the next day. I cannot see anything different, no redness or swelling. No positive changes either, just a nice normal complexion.
The second day after the peel my face experienced the most microscopic flaking ever. Many users of this peel report major peeling over several days. Not me. Starting with a milder peel is the smart way to go, but the results are mild too .
And by the third day, I was back to normal, but with a little extra firmness and glow. Just a temporary effect, but one of the claims of the peel is that it helps regenerate collagen over time, to produce longer lasting results. Interim verdict: nice for a glow; will likely repeat. I’ll let you know if anything amazing happens. Find lots more information here and here.
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