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blazinballa 03-05-2010 03:56 PM

What is the best chemical peel for acne scars?
im 24/m. i have slight acne scarring, i guess from squezzing it. last night i made a facial mask. 3 asprins, 1 tbs lemon juice & sum cetaphil moisterizer. left it on for 2hrs! (i took a nap). It didnt do nething.

2morrow im gonna ask my derm wat he thinks (he sux though). right now im taking Mino antibiotics, 2 a day.

is there nething good on ebay? i cant decide wat 2 buy!

robyne00 03-07-2010 06:48 PM

Stop looking on Ebay and visit the dermatologist!!! :)

His or her professional opinion is worth more than free shipping or "buy it now"! ;)

la_angel 03-08-2010 03:53 PM

I would definitely advise against making your own chemical peels! How can you possibly know what strength they are (could be too strong or not strong enough at all) and based on the ingredients you mentioned, I'm not surprised it didn't do anything!

A dermatologist is the best choice for chemical peels. The only drawback is that, like any professional medical treatment, the cost isn't in everyones budget. If you are going to use an at home chemical peel, at the very least you will need to buy one that is made by a reputable company (not a concoction you make in your kitchen ;)). I know you can purchase them online, but from my experience years ago buying a glycolic peel on eBay, that is not the place to get it.

Also it's important to note that the best chemical peels aren't necessarily the strongest. It's better to start with a lower strength and go with something stronger, if needed. You don't want to use something too strong because chemical burns are possible.

p.s. When I use my 17% glycolic mask, it actually makes my acne worse after! So keep that in mind - sometimes the irritation and skin shedding can trigger new acne.

blazinballa 03-09-2010 09:20 AM

i wish u could post pics, b4/after. give me an idea how ur skin is? How long is recovery for skin 2 look normal again? (20% Glycolic, or TCA)

robyne00 03-09-2010 02:09 PM

Be careful with peels. I have known many people who unfortunately achieved dismal results, without professional expertise and/or advisement. As la_angel stated, you might make your skin condition worse.

Some people can heal from a Glycolic peel in as little as three days, but a few more days for most people. TCA takes approximately 10 days on average, however, for the first 3-5 days your skin will look very ruddy and aggravated. Also, you will not see major results for quite some time, as the collagen must regenerate.

blazinballa 03-14-2010 06:50 PM

i bought 30% glycolic acid, from good seller on ebay. (sharonmarieskincare). left it on my face for 20 min, it did nothing. jus tingled a lil bit. i talked 2 the seller, they said my skin is tough. i should try 50%

should i, or try TCA???

robyne00 03-14-2010 08:02 PM

Sounds a bit suspicious. It should've done something, even if it simply exacerbated your skin conditon with some sort of inflammation. Not a desirable result, but it indicates it is "working" in some way. "Tough skin"? Hmm ... could be a seller's protection policy. ;)

la_angel 03-16-2010 01:27 PM

Was this one of those chemical peels that is put in a generic plastic bottle with a white printed shipping type label used to identify its contents? Because that's what I received years ago on eBay and it did absolutely nothing either, despite being a high concentration. Since then, I have used professional (real) chemical peels for acne scars with only a fraction of the strength and they are actually too strong for me!

Don't buy these homemade products that are concocted in someones basement. You just don't know what you're getting. :eek:

milliondollarbody 04-20-2010 02:26 PM

i echo the opinions wholeheartedly about homemade chemical peels. i too bought one on ebay and it didn't do diddly squat on my face. the best chemical peel for acne scars will depend on the type of skin and if it's discoloration or if bumps are being treated too. go to a derm they don't cost much and it's better than fooling around chemical peels that don't work and can burn your face.

oh yeah this is a great plastic surgery message board! i stumbled across it while checking up on a doctor.

CambrieGreen 05-02-2012 03:23 AM

Superficial Chemical Peel like (glycolic acid, salicylic acid peels) are often used to improve acne and/or staining of the skin...........buttock augmentation fat grafting.

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