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on 1/29/2006 10:26:00 AM
More reviews by jam225
Skin: Normal, Other, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
Thought I would post my experience thusfar with this and will edit/repost as I progress. Ordered this through MUAC, trial sample at around $20, quick service, but the gloves and soap were missing from the shipment; sent email, waiting for reply. At any rate I had leftovers of the soap from other peels so I was still able to proceed. I ordered the 8% and 12.5% level, low levels. The 8% is for careful spot use around eyes. MUAC instructions state not to use higher than 8% solution around eyes. To prepare for the TCA peel, as recommended by MUAC, I used combo prep peels for 3-4 weeks; lactic acid(30%) and glycolic acid(40%...all came packaged in same size trial bottles....the TCA peel, on me, took more solution than product level used with either of the other 2 peels...something that seemed odd, but it is just a tad more serum like than the lactic and glycolic....not sure on that since it is so miniscule...but definitely used more product on TCA...perhaps that might also be because the lactic and glycolic is applied with fingertip and TCA with q-tip, though like another poster here instead I used a small taklon brush....felt it would apply more evenly and quickly since this is a timed procedure....just seems timing would be awkwardly impacted since applying w/q-tip takes much longer to do entire face and from what point do ya commence timing....clearly areas applied first are going to be at least 2-4 min more advanced than the areas applied last...and minutes make difference with acid on your face, lol. You can actually strengthen level of peel within the same % level by layering applications with 5 minutes between layers up to 3 layers only...each layer boosts the level of the peel by 25%. Additionally the TCA peel process is recommended as 3-series, but can be done only once if you want....recommendation is 3 applications, 3 weeks apart every 6 months with lactic acid and/or glycolic acid 1-2xweekly maintenance peels in between the 6months TCA peels. The goal is to achieve that optimum balance level and then you can increase/adjust your % levels and length of times applied for each product to find what gives you the best results. Anyway, personal experiences/impressions thusfar is this product at 8% level stung less than the 30% lactic acid, the mildest peel, so go figure. On me the lactic acid peel stings like hell. I am 55, fairly dry-normal quite fair skinned, burn easily--so commencing with all low levels and building gradually. The TCA 8% on me only very slightly stung and passed within a couple of minutes of application. After successfully doing patch test with absolutely no redness, swelling, and barely any sensation at all I proceeded w/no concerns. First application was one layer only; no frosting or problems; results were pigmented areas somewhat lightened, and wrinkles slightly softened. Second 8% application consisted of 2 layer application process; pigmentation substantially lifted and wrinkles very noticeably reduced, no frosting/problems. Third 8% application; before applying the 8% all over I dabbed the 12.5% on wrinkles first waited til the sting left (and yes it does sting more than 8%, lol)and then followed with 3 layers of 8% w/very slight frosting on areas where the 12.5% had been applied first...too early to know on results....just did it a couple of hours ago...had some redness and slight swelling where the 12.5% was applied, but that is very normal. My dermatologist recommended I follow peels with Curel Natural Healing w/green tea, aloe, & cucumber.....its a healing lotion available at any drugstore.....apparently it's a favorite w/tatoo artists for healing tatoo areas....I have never had a tatoo, but this stuff has worked great for me for after peels and after skin cancer treatment. Heals skin up quick and very soothing!!
9 out of 13 people found this review helpful.
on 4/11/2013 8:58:00 AM
More reviews by Mrsrhew
Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium
Let me start off by giving you some skin history. I have always had great skin that was only problematic once a month. That all changed after my husband, my children and myself moved to germany. I have no idea what happened. Maybe it was the stress, maybe it was the air, maybe it was lack of air conditioning in the summer, but my face freaked out! Within weeks of moving there, my perfect skin was the worst of my life. I didn't know what to do with it. It was sensitive to products designed for acne, but anything else seemed to clog my pores even more. After almost a year I found muac. I bought the 12.5 % TCA peel, but couldn't bring myself to use it. After having it for months and doing more research i decided to buy the 25% mandelic acid and 40% lactic acid. My skin is very fair, extremely ruddy, horrible hyperpigmentation, minor ice pick scars on the tops of cheeks, and extreme blackheads all over nose with a slight smattering over the rest of my face. I started with the lactic acid. It is awesome. Then i moved on the alternating the lactic and mandelic acids for about 3 weeks to a month before I finally decided to take the dive and do the TCA. Day one:I washed with neutrogena naturals fresh cleansing and makeup remover and used the ph prep step. I then prepared my neutralizer and set my timer. I took a q-tip and applied the 12.5% tca all over my face. The burn was awful. My face is sensitive and the lactic acid feels like sharp bug legs crawling all over my face. This was worse. I sat in front of my fan set to high, gritted my teeth and begged my husband to talk to me to try and help me get through as many minutes as i could stand. I lasted five minutes before i nuetralized. I didn't know this was going to burn so much. After neutralizing i rinsed my face with cool water and patted it dry. I then applied embryolisse lait creme concentre and went to sleep. My face was pink and slightly tender.Day two:I looked great. My skin was taught but not too dry, and I could see a more evenness, if thats a word.Used the same wash and moisturizer as the first day and they worked just fine.Day three:I look like leatherface. Horrible. Plus my skin is breaking out in a few places. Mostly there are just a few whiteheads peeking out, but i also have to deep painful pimples side by side on the top of my cheek. Day four:Still slightly breaking out with whiteheads, but my two painful pimples dried up all on their own and now i just have a very thick patch of red dry skin there. My skin is peeling soooo badly. I look horrible. My skin is extremely taught and dry, but i can see my new skin peeking out and it looks really great. Day five:Same as day four. Day six:Most of my peeling has subsided, everything but my forehead, which doesnt look that bad. Im hoping my face will be done peeling because this weekend is supposed to actually be nice in germany. Overall, I am very happy I used this peel. The results from the lactc and mandelic acid were already pretty great, this is just awesome. I can't wait until I can do another. I plan to maintain this peel with my other peels and I will update after all my peeling is finished.Update 2/18/15This is still a winner in my book. I don't use it often because I don't have to. Once you get your skin to the way you want it all you have to do is maintain it. I haven't used stronger than 12.5 because my skin is sensitive and this is perfect for me, still awesome.
8 out of 9 people found this review helpful.
on 3/29/2012 5:57:00 PM
More reviews by Nanou2
Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
Love this! So cheap compared to other sites selling TCA peels. The shipping to Canada was a little steep $25 for a little box BUT it arrived in 3days! I bought the fan brush with the peel. I would recommend NOT buying this. I had to pour the product into a little bowl to be able to use the brush. I had to pour more product than what was needed. The brush soaked all the product up and didn't want to let go of it. I had to pour even more product to finish the peel. The brush is also quite big. nearly impossible to use it for areas around the eyes, on the nose and around the mouth. Quite stupid actually. Second time around I used a q-tip. I was able to apply an even thin layer and use the right amount of product without any waste. I love the green tea cleanser included!I bought the 12.5% peel as it was my first time. I have large scarred pores and very faint fine lines. I did my first peel a couple of weeks ago. I did 1 layer and frosted almost instantly on some areas. I started peeling on the second day and was done peeling by the 7th day. My skin felt tighter and looked slightly radiant. My problem scarred pores remained somewhat the same.I'm on day 4 of my second peel. I did 2 layers this time and the 2nd layer I really felt the burn! I frosted but not as much as the first time. All around my mouth and some of my cheeks have peeled away. I can see my problem areas are looking better. The scarred pores look less deep and smaller. I'll finish off my bottle probably on the 5th peel. It was a 10peel bottle but I'm half way into it already.I plan on finished this bottle of and buying a stronger peel.
8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.
on 1/25/2012 11:24:00 PM
More reviews by carissarose
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool
One of the best TCA peels I've tried. Please let the record show, YOU DON'T HAVE TO 'PEEL' FOR A CHEMICAL PEEL TO WORK!!! That is one of the most annoying things for an esthetician to hear. You don't have to shed like a snake for the next week in order to get results from a chemical peel. Just because you don't experience major peeling means absolutely nothing. It's going to work exactly the same. In my experience you don't peel as much with TCA's but the effects are much more prominent and worthwhile.
8 out of 10 people found this review helpful.
on 1/18/2012 11:41:00 PM
More reviews by innapark
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Other, Other
I'm in my 40's, Asian with dry skin, fine wrinkles in the usual places, some mild blemishes from sun damage and scarring (I'm a picker). I have tough skin. In my 30's I started on renova, eventually moving up to retin A with excellent results. Then at some point the benefits seemed to wear off. I've been lax with my skincare in the last 8 years aside from occasional mechanical exfoliation or masks. I received the tca 18% solution in a swap and diluted it to 9% and gave it a go. No burning; no frosting; no real peeling. Just that totally annoying tight mask-like feeling and random flaking for 10 days. I did moisturize (not knowing that it's better not to). But overall I was disappointed. Just the tiniest fading of some blemishes. The best part was the 'firming' up it did. I liked that it tightened up my face a bit.For my second round i prepped with acetone. it burned a little bit and I did a second swipe 1/2way through the 10 minutes. One area frosted and eventually turned dark brown and peeled deeply. The skin underneath was fresh. I minimized the lotion. But again the tight mask-like face, random flakies and no real peel over the course of 10 days. My hope was kept alive by the eventual residual firmness that I loved. And a glimmer of freshness.So I read up on this more and decided to do a month of the 30% glycolic acid peel to prep my skin for the TCA. Once or twice a week for a month. Easy peasy. Painless. And it polished up the surface of my skin. I was hopeful that by polishing the skin and evening out any microscopically patchy areas, the TCA would apply and penetrate more evenly. So tonight I did the 9% TCA again. Prepped with acetone. Then, the TCA. It really BURNED (!) like I had expected it to the first time I tried months ago. There was light diffuse frosting on my cheekbone which I neutralized with a qtip and solution. At 5 min, I did a second swipe and got the same frosting on the other cheekbone. I neutralized those areas only and at 10 min I neutralized my entire face. Now it feels tight and I'm really hopeful that I'll get a real full face peel in 3-4 days. I applied Jurlique Calendula cream (camomille/anti-inflammatory) and jojoba oil with EO lavender for the night. Immediately regretted this because it seemed to over-moisturize my face and gave me a sense that my skin wouldn't peel after-all.Day 1 : sunscreen, eye concealer, liner and lipstick only. mild tightness, but really underwhelming. almost like what i'd expect anyway from not wearing moisturizer. Overnight - no products.Day 2 : same as above. no real change. no peeling. not even a sense that I'll peel. my face feels smooth and tight and looks clearer. not even leathery and mask-like as it had in the previous peels. I'm dubious. thinking i'll need to go straight to 18% next but really afraid of how much that might burn.Day 3-4: The leathery skin started. It seems more evenly leathery and tight, so I'm hopeful that I'll get an even peel. some areas are more affected and i think those are areas where i may have done a 3rd swipe with the TCA. Day 3 after a long shower I very gently scrubbed with St. Ives Apricot scrub and that helped the flakies to start. Day 4 I helped it along by taking fine tweezers to peel of rice grain sized skin that was white on the edges all around. couldn't even feel it when i peeled it off, so I figure that shouldn't be a problem. when i have to go out i moisturize with jojoba oil, apply eye makeup with concealer and lipstick. not so bad. I figure i'll tell people that i had an allergic reaction to a product. when i get home, i wash my face to dry it out again.Day 5-6; Crocodile skin esp day 5. My man was concerned and wondered if my skin would ever be normal again. I gently scrub with St. Ives Apricot scrub at the end of a long shower. And whenever I wash my face (using very warm water), I rub firmly, but not vigorously with my towel for an extended period when I dry off my face. I think these things help without damaging my skin. For the first time ever my sunscreen (La Roche Posay Anthelios 60) burns a tiny bit when I put it on. I probably have a few more days of final light peelies and will be done.Overall I think the glycolic acid 30% peels for the prior month really helped the TCA achieve a deeper and more even handed peel (i.e. not as much patchy peeling). I'm just tired of how long this takes and wonder if there is a faster way. But I suspect you have to put in your time to get deeper results. Would I do it again? I think I tend to get amnesia re: the annoying wait; so I'll probably do it again in a couple months. But i will continue the glycolic acid regularly and perhaps increase the %.Bottom line: I definitely got lightened, clearer skin. blemishes with a slight fade. skin firmed up. i feel confident to go out without any foundation or tinted moisturizer. And i used to always at least use the TM. I just need under eye concealer, eyeliner and lipstick and i think I look fresh.
8 out of 11 people found this review helpful.
on 7/30/2011 10:45:00 PM
More reviews by lil_me
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Sometime in February 2011, I noticed three hyperpigmentation spots (1/8 inch spots) appear around my outer left eye and a slight smudge of hyperpigmentation around my outer right eye. HORROR! What to do? I tried 4% hydroquinone for several months and nothing! Ack! I hurried and made an appointment to the dermatologist and scheduled for IPL! It lightened it somewhat for about two weeks, but it came back looking like I never did anything to it! What to do now?!? I went online and came across MUAC TCA peel. Sounded like something I could try. I've done glycolic peels before (10-25% I think), but it's been a while. I ordered the TCA on 7/19 around midnight and got it on 7/22. Pretty fast shipping! I tried it that night on spots only. I wanted to see how strong this was before putting on my entire face. I applied a thin layer and neutralized it in three minutes instead of the recommended 5 minutes. It's a good thing, too, because the spots darkened considerably and looked like leather! I was praying that it would peel, but nothing happened for quite a few days. The spots were dark brown and could not be covered up with concealer. I was starting to regret doing it.07/29/11- the scab started to form and peeled off in the shower. The spots are still there, but it lightened about 50-60%! I am gonna do is peel again at the end of next month and continuing until these darm spots disappear! I don't think I'll use it on my entire face. I just ordered the 65% lactic acid for weekly rejuvenation.08/05/11-the age spots round my eyes are about 70% lighter. I will update again when my skin finishes healing. 08/11/11- even though it is lighter, I can't cover it completely with concealer. I'm sure I need a few more treatments and I'd better stay away from the sun. Unfortunately, I'm in southern California and can't avoid the sun... 9/17/11-My skin looks really quite good. I only use mineral foundation powder and a light swipe of concealer on my fading age spots around my eyes. I've done 2 -2 minute lactic 65% peels since 8/15/11. I'm waiting for the new fade peel, mandelic peel, radiance peel, and the mandelic/salicylic peel to come in. I will use these in a rotatic basis for maintenance and freshening up.
on 4/20/2011 5:31:00 AM
More reviews by sanitaberzina
Skin: Oily, Fair, Warm
Hair: Other, Straight, Medium
First of all, I would recommend 30% Adjustable Kit, as you can choose the strength you need. Start with the lowest for the first time.If you order the kit, all you have to buy is:- Distilled water- Neosporin- pipette/dropper (I use the one that came with Seche Vite thinner lol. I cleaned it of course.)So now it's 7th day of my peel, my skin is very flaky. It's not as terrible that I can't go out of house though, just use moisturiser to mask the flakiness. I can't really see the full effect because I haven't finished peeling but I think it helps. And NO it's not a miracle cure, it's not like one peels will be all you need to have perfect skin. It's not *that* deep (at least at 15%). But slowly I am getting there. Just have to be careful not to overdo it, you have to give some time for the skin to recover and restore itself.I looked decent and presentable on days 1-3 (did the peel in the evening (red face), but when I woke up the redness was gone), then the peeling starts.Also, as for the peel itself, I would suggest not doing large areas at a time, full face is fine (well it stings a bit but you can do it!).I did my back (and it really helps btw) and applied it on a large area and it started to sting so much I thought I was going to pass out, lol. Then I neutralized and decided to never do such a large area at once. Another thing. It might be just me but I find that neutralising with homemade solution (warm water + baking soda) is more painful than with the one that is available form MUAC (comes with the kit). So I save that one for my face.Will update as my face peels completely. Feel free to message me, I will try to help.ETA: My face has peeled but still a bit flaky on the forehead. The improvement is actually very serious and with a few more peels I think all of my red scars might vanish completely. Skin texture is also improved. My next peels will probably be in July, not possible to arrange it earlier. I think the most important thing is to be patient with your skin and not to do these peels too often. Also do whatever you can to avoid any new breakouts and new scarring. I am clear now and intend to stay clear.I also highly recommend 8% BHA from MUAC. Good stuff. Very potent.
on 4/13/2011 3:19:00 PM
More reviews by prmeegan
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
I've been using 50% glycolic acid and the 40% lactic acid peels from MUAC every few weeks for about a year now with decent results, but decided that it was finally time to step up my game. Like most women in their late 30's, I had a little scarring from teenage and hormonal breakouts, enlarged pores, uneven tone, a bit of freckling and a few fine lines here and there. Basically I needed to freshen up my skin a bit. So after reading everyone's reviews on this site as well as doing a bit of internet research I decided to go ahead and order the trial size 12.5% TCA peel and give it a try. I prepped my skin per the instructions that came with my peel and per suggestions that I read on a few different sites which basically includes just washing your face with a mild cleanser and using a strong acetone or alcohol based toner to "defat" your skin to get the best results. I just used my Clinique cleanser and toner. Then used a cotton swab to quickly swipe the acid all over my face in a back and forth motion starting at the top of the forehead working my way down to my chin. You're q-tip should be thoroughly dipped in the solution without dripping because this stuff is pretty watery. Anyway, I didn't feel anything for the first two or three minutes then just started to feel a slight tingle that turned into a "cool" burning (if that makes sense). It wasn't nearly as unpleasant as I thought it was might be even at the full 5 minute mark. Even the smell wasn't unpleasant. Based on some of the reviews I read I was half expecting my face to burst into flames like I was an extra on 30 Days of Night or True Blood! My face was a little flushed looking, but I didn't even experience frosting. So I decided to do a second layer - this time using my q-tip in an up and down motion - on a few old acne scars and open pores on my cheeks. Well the second layer certainly kicked the burning up a notch. It was a little intense, but still nothing unbearable. After one minute I did a third layer on my scarring. That's when I got a little frosting. So after one minute with a the third layer, I decided to neutralize the peel with my little bowl of cool water and baking soda that I had prepared before starting my peel. The neutralizing stung a little bit, but after following with a few cold splashes of water, my skin felt fine. Though I certainly made sure I had antibiotic ointment on hand in case I needed it, since my skin didn't feel raw and because I'm fairly acne prone and it tends to delay the peeling process I decided to skip the antibiotic ointment. It's been two days and I've kept my skin clean using Cetaphil bar soap and dabbing a drop of MUAC's argan oil for moisture. It looks like I have a tiny sunburn on my cheeks and I've noticed that my skin was kind of crepy after washing it this morning, particularly in the areas where I layered the acid and frosting occurred. I'll have to say, that aside from the couple minutes of slight stinging during the process, this has been a much less unpleasant experience than I thought it was going to be. I haven't even experience the itching that the instructions said would happen. I even decided to dust on a little of my Bare Escentuals mineral powder last night and go out for a couple of drinks. My friends said that my skin look really clear and like I spent the afternoon in the park. I could be singin' a totally different tune in a few days once the peeling starts so I'll make sure to post an update, but at this moment I would advise anyone who has been on the fence about this peel to give it a try, especially if you've tried other peels and have had success tolerating it. Everyone's skin is different and everyone's pain tolerance is difference so I would say to make sure you read other people's posts and follow the directions carefully, but most importantly go with your gut. If you put on the peel and your skin starts burning beyond your comfort level within three minutes instead of the five minutes that are in the instructions, rinse it off. No one knows your skin more than YOU do. And you can always do another one in a few weeks. Update to follow in a few days. Good luck ladies!
on 8/24/2010 6:54:00 AM
More reviews by Espiegle
Skin: Combination, Olive, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Curly, Medium
MUAC TCA peels totally turned my skin around, and undid damage that I thought I was stuck with for the rest of my life:I have done about 6 peels, total, in the space of about 2 years, starting with the 8% tca peel. That helped my skin look good, but didn't make anything peel. I got braver the second time (I waited the required amount of time between peels) and did 3+ layers- that finally got my skin peeling, but nothing massive. So I moved up to 12.5, and spaced a few peels out over time; this strength peel was more effective; I even frosted a little bit on some crow's feet/acne marks, which sortof scared me, but it worked out just fine. With the 12.5% peelI did peel properly, once, and much faster than I expected to (after 2 days, rather than 4 or more, which is what I expected) But after the "big peel" there seemed to be a long period of crumbly skin shedding, and I broke out a little. I'd been avoiding moisturizing (I have oily skin usually, so I'm totally not used to having dry skin, and sort of enjoyed it!) but finally I started craving a moisturizer.Incidentally, I wear foundation throughout my peels (if it's not peeling tons, that is- otherwise it looks terrible!) and the MU doesn't seem to be a problem. I precede the peel with a little Witch Hazel, as is recommended, and I use Neosporin, likewise recommended, after the peel. I don't use it for too long, however, because Neosporin will eventually make me break out (the petroleum jelly or whatever it is, in it will, anyway.)I will still focus on a few stubborn, problem spots (acne marks, mainly) but almost all of my around-the-lip lines have gone, as well as the dreaded "dark upper lip" (my upper lip gets dark more quickly than my face, it's dreadful, I have to be really careful). and everything else is lighter and brighter and clearer and younger looking. Highly, highly recommend MUAC tca peels and general skin care. UPDATE:have used this a time or two since, as a quick brightener and lightener and clear-er- it's simply brilliant for the wrinkles around the lips, and for just getting an old, cruddy layer of skin out of the way so you can unblock your pores and make lines more shallow. It has also reduced my acne scars by about 90%. Amazing. Just make sure you use sunblock after doing peels (and keep using ss, to keep the benefits.)
on 7/7/2010 5:43:00 PM
More reviews by ShyLilAngel917
Age: 18 & Under
Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Straight, Fine
Hi guys! I bought this peel a while back this year and let me tell you, this thing is a pain in the bum! I’ll start with a description. I am East Asian and currently 17 years old. I have very oily skin (Give me 30 minutes to an hour after cleansing and you’ll see I’m covered in oil) My skin has large pores, is prone to scarring and hyper pigmentation, and is also extremely sensitive to stress, anxiety, and hormones. Due to my anxiety issues (I get panic attacks) and high stress levels my breakouts have been severe (nodular cystic acne. the kind where it hurts to wash your face or even shiver.) I had 4-5 cases of severe acne. Every time one subsided I thought my skin was ‘better’ but something always came up –sigh- Anyway…That was two years ago. It took me two years to get in control of my acne. And let me tell you this. Before you undergo any type of cosmetic procedure in order to fix up the scars acne left you, make sure your acne is under control. (As much as possible. It’s best to have clear skin when you undergo these procedures.) After all, what’s the point of clearing up the scarring if your acne isn’t under control? If you’re prone to hyper pigmentation or scarring and you breakout after the procedure then It’d be all for nothing.Alright. So I ordered this peel (TCA 12.5 %) during the winter. I did a patch test on my left cheek…and I barely peeled. Honestly, I was so scared I’d mess up so I used so little I didn’t peel much! Lol, so guys follow the directions. Apply it liberally but NOT to the point where your Q tip is dripping! And… I also broke out. (And I broke out really badly.) I peeled but it wasn’t noticeable to me. But my skin certainly did… I have oily skin so it makes sense that the dead skin piling up would clog my large pores. So! Tip #1: If you have oily skin or are acne prone, ask your dermatologist to put you on a LOW DOSE antibiotic. Even if you get clogged pores during the peel, the antibiotic will kill bacteria from the inside out and prevent or at least help prevent the clogged pores from becoming inflamed. And if you don’t want to go on an antibiotic, use a topical antibiotic. But be careful. Topical antibiotics like Neosporin should not be overused. Doing so may build a resistance. Alright.. so that was my test peel. And it scared my shitless. It’s been so long since I had that kind of acne I was scared it’d happen again. (And it left me with my left cheek scarred and covered with hyper pigmentation spots…ugh… now my entire face has dark marks. Wonderful.) So a few months later its Spring. I did it one more time. This time I treated my entire face with one layer. But again I didn’t do it liberally enough. I broke out this time too, but it wasn’t as bad BECAUSE this time I put myself on antibiotics! (Prescribed by the Dermatologist. It’s called “Solodyn”) I didn’t see any improvement in my skin tone or anything. A peeled a little more than last time but still barely... OK Tip#2: When you dip your Q-tip into the TCA bottle make sure it is a sterile Q tip (obviously) and just dip and take it back out. No need to wipe it on the sides of the opening, as long as it is not dripping its fine!Alright so this is my third try. It’s summer time and I have two months off!! I did two layers on my entire face. The first 2 days were fine but then, I broke out. They are small papules and some comedones. Strange though, I broke out on my forehead and left cheek but my right cheek is fine. Completely clear there! (Thank the gods for it…I hope I can keep it up)Anyway, the lesions are eventually going to clear up (yea...Eventually…) but I got so fed up with the break outs (cause it happened every time I did the peel!) I contacted MUAC. This is what they told me “Thank you for your note. When you first begin using the peels your skin will begin to purge. During this time anything under the surface will emerge as a blemish. This typically subsides within the first 4-6 weeks of using the peels”Alright, so this is like Tazorac or any other prescription retinoid! (That your skin may get worse before it would get better) But it just works a lot faster O_O I hope this purging is worth it...I won’t give this a high rating just yet… If my skin clears up, I will make sure to update and change my reveiw! I’m crossing my fingers…I hope this will clear my scars up…UPDATE (July 8 2010)Okay this is the 7th day of my TCA peel and, like I said before, I broke out and the lesions haven't healed yet. However, I'll say that my overall skin tone is much more even. It's not as red as it used to be and my skin is very smooth (where there is no Acne)I'll keep you guys updated.UPDATE (7/9/10)still peeling on my forehead...But man this SUCKS! I HATE PURGING! I have a total of 18 lesions right now! O_O (most were clogged pores but they became inflamed because I had such a stressful week...) I haven't had this much since my last severe breakout! Oh my GOD this purging BETTER be worth it! >_< I worked so hard to clear up my skin and this just had to happen...Anyway.. I'll try to update. I hope I have the guts to continue this...UPDATE (7/11/10)Well my skin is clearing up. I went out today and I applied foundation to cover up my discolorations. My right cheek (where I didnt get any acne) was so smooth! Foundation was a piece of cake!!! <3 (I need to focus on the positives or else I'll break out from all the stress build up. As you can see, I'm not the most patient person in the world...)I can see that this purging may be worth it. so here's my plan. Get acne under control (After having acne since junior high and two years of severe acne...I finally found a regimen that works for me! Now I just need to control my stress levels...) Then Use the TCA peels to clear up the discolorations and scars that acne left me (of course, ice pick scars will be harder to treat.) and finally continue controlling my acne and preventing further discolorations with retinoids!
8 out of 12 people found this review helpful.
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