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    Quick question Goatie....I have been doing weekly LA peels and was planning on doing another one in a few days then attempting a 1 layer 12.5% TCA next week. Should I not do the LA peel this week or should I because it is "priming" the skin? I haven't used my RA for the past two nights and wasn't going to use it again until after the TCA (if I still have the courage to do it ).
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    Hi all, I am preparing to do a 15% tca peel on my daughter. I have had tca's applied to myself by my mother who was a nurse and laser skin specialist, so i am familiar (my mother was sortof obsessed with all things peel and laser and such). I am doing my daughter's peel over christmas vacation so she can stay indoors. She is 16 and has persistant mild acne. She understands the importance of sunscreen too.
    I just need a refresher on the support products. I will get cetaphil for cleansing, but do i need a triple antibiotic ointment? I cant remember. Also, when my mother did mine, i used aquaphor constantly applied, does anyone else use aquaphor? She said that it's best to keep it lubed up during the peeling process, it cares for the emerging skin and facilitates the cell movement in healing.
    thanks in advance!
    ps--im a little nervous about it, because it's not me, its my daughter, but ive seen such great results for acne, i know she will be happy with the improvements. Any experiences with your teens or acne?
    also- i ordered the 15% from muac, and ordered a 21 for myself ;0)

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    Quote Originally Posted by QtPie4U34 View Post
    Quick question Goatie....I have been doing weekly LA peels and was planning on doing another one in a few days then attempting a 1 layer 12.5% TCA next week. Should I not do the LA peel this week or should I because it is "priming" the skin? I haven't used my RA for the past two nights and wasn't going to use it again until after the TCA (if I still have the courage to do it ).
    Since you have been doing weekly peels your skin should be well prepared. I would stop peels and RA at least 4 days from TCA peel. You can do it. Start with a test area before doing your whole face. Wait 24 hours. See if it frost right away and how your skin reacts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Goatie View Post
    Since you have been doing weekly peels your skin should be well prepared. I would stop peels and RA at least 4 days from TCA peel. You can do it. Start with a test area before doing your whole face. Wait 24 hours. See if it frost right away and how your skin reacts.
    Thank you Goatie the Peel Queen....I will do a patch test tonight probably on the underside of my jawline. When I do the full peel, do I have to use that fan brush or can I use a cotton ball to apply the TCA? I can see acid splashing off the brush and into my eye which would not be good. I read the tip on the Vaseline around eyes, nose and mouth.
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    The cotton ball will probably soak up and waste a lot of the solution. The Q tip would be better but the fan brush works great just be sure it is NOT dripping wet
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    I've also used a gauze pad to apply the peel solution. I recommend wearing rubber/latex gloves, to avoid peeling of the fingertips!
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    Quote Originally Posted by tmeyer66 View Post
    I've also used a gauze pad to apply the peel solution. I recommend wearing rubber/latex gloves, to avoid peeling of the fingertips!
    Yes gauze! I definitely have lots of that at home as well as the latex gloves. I will definitely feel more controlled applying it that way than with the fan brush....maybe this won't be so tough after all. Still nervous though!
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    ok, so im reconsidering whether or not to do tca for my daughter. i would say her acne is a bit more than mild, but not severe. I would love input, if anyone has any. i hesitate to move to something possibly less effective like glycolic, because she really wants results for the trouble, kwim?

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    josafeen - perhaps consider a salicylic peel (BHA) - they are very effective in treating acne. Mandelic acid is also effective for acne.
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    Thank you so much tmeyer. I just realized that this probably isnt the best thread to post the question in, sorry about that.
    But i do have one more question, what about glycolic? It seems that might be a little more aggressive than the SA, but not near what the tca would be, which i've decided to not do. thank you so much!

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