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Offline MissJ  
#1 Posted : Friday, May 14, 2010 3:47:56 PM(UTC)
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Here is a link (thank you Kosmeds for providing it) all about Chemical peels. Very detailed.
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Offline dao  
#2 Posted : Monday, May 31, 2010 7:28:56 AM(UTC)
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This paper says that some peels should be combined. For example for extensive photoaging it says to use glycolic acid 70% + trichloracetic acid 35%. Does that mean both peels should be done at the same time or that one should be done then follow with the other after healed?
Offline kosmeds  
#3 Posted : Saturday, June 5, 2010 6:03:44 PM(UTC)
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DAO, sorry I didn't see this earlier.

What they mean is that a prepeel immediately before TCA application gives better results--more even penetration, better depth of penetration, and more correction. It doesn't have to be glycolic 70%. Some docs use Jessner's. They used to use dry ice. But now they seem to favor laser devices because they charge more for them and make more money.

Glycolic in itself doesn't do much. TCA does more. But using both does even more.

Do not try such a peel combo like this at home--it's imperative to leave it to the pros. You can't get an even application unless you are in a reclined position and you can't gauge the depth of destruction unless you are experienced, and these can go very deep if they are administered accordingly.

Salicylic is much safer, even safer than glycolic for home use. A second best for home use is lactic. It's much more difficult to screw up a home peel (i.e. make scars) with these because the molecules are bigger or don't penetrate as deeply.
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