good for use weekly to maintain?
I would still go for AHA/BHA for maintenance myself. I would save the TCA for a higher % and get better results with one every other month, if need be.The only reason I was asking is that the information below was posted on Makeup Artist's Choice site and I wanted to double check with real people who use TCA peels.
Our 8% beginner's peel can be used as often as once-a-week for skin freshening for most clients.
Most clients using the 12.5% TCA will need to do a series of 2-3 peels, about 2-3 weeks apart to realize optimal results. Subsequently, use the peel every 60-90 days. Light Peeling for most.
Clients using the 15%, 18% and 21% strengths will realize more pronounced results and may need to do only 1 treatment. Subsequently, use the peel every 60-90 days.
A TCA peel at 8% is considered a "lunch time peel"
12.5% is a light peel
15% is a medium-strong peel
18% is a strong peel
21% is a *very* strong peel and should be used ONLY by clients who have tolerated the 18% with no problems.
I want to do a glyco peel! Is there any one in particular you would recommend?Yikes, i don't know for weekly use. TCA isn't intended for weekly use. You could use a glycolic for weekly use. My thought is when I do a TCA I do it for the results. And to get this I use a high %. For maintenance, I use a BHA/AHA weekly.
You do not want to over use what the purpose of a TCA peel is for.
Court have you ever used NCN Pumpkin peel? It is 30% Glycolic but also has Lactic, Salicylic and Fruit Acids. It is a great peel to keep around, I use it often. The only other glycolic I would recommend is from MUAC. For me personally I think for the quality of the peel you get from MUAC it can't be beat. But again, that is just my opinion.I want to do a glyco peel! Is there any one in particular you would recommend?