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lactic acid for TCA prep

lactic acid for TCA prep

Postby steal2u » Sat Dec 17, 2011 8:42 pm

Would lactic acid peels be considered prep for TCA treatments?
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Re: lactic acid for TCA prep

Postby AnnieBeansprout » Sun Dec 18, 2011 9:14 am

How long have you been doing the la peels and how often? Weekly, monthly? What strength? I would think it would be enough, as some people have TCAs with no prep, although I would not recommend that.

Do you use any other actives on your face? Retin a, etc?
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Re: lactic acid for TCA prep

Postby GabiInChicago » Sun Dec 18, 2011 11:56 am

I would use lactic acid as a prep only if your skin is dry. If you have oily or acne-prone skin, glycolic acid or tretinoin would be better choices.
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Re: lactic acid for TCA prep

Postby steal2u » Mon Dec 19, 2011 10:36 pm

Let's see, I use lactic about 2x pw........I use 25 percent TCA, when I feel I need it. I have never prepped prior to a TCA. However the more I read the more I think I should especially for hyper-pigmentation.
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