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Vaseline (petroleum jelly) after a peel?

Vaseline (petroleum jelly) after a peel?

Postby m00sie » Fri Aug 03, 2007 6:23 pm

Was going through the pics of other peoples peels and it seems as though the people doing peels with over 35% strength TCA have been instructed by their PS to put vaseline over the skin for at least 5-7 days after the peel to help with healing. I thought keeping the skin moist would cause the dead skin to peel off at a slower rate?
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Postby lekat » Sun Aug 05, 2007 9:12 am

Hi m00sie--

For the 'lighter' peels, you can expedite the process by not using a moisturizer after the peel- for more 'medium' depth peels, the ones, where your epidermis is obliterated- you need a petroleum product to provide a layer of protection for your dermis and also to prevent 'crusting' as your skin heals.

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Postby dre01 » Mon Aug 06, 2007 9:38 am

I actually ordered jessner's peel 35% and tca, off ebay, so im at home not know what to expect. I'm using it over my lipoed scars. Yesterday was the first day, My skin has turned browned like a burn, is this suppose to happened, it's really brown like i just got burned by an iron, any recommendations? I read about keeping the area moist with vitamin e, ANY OTHER OPTIONS???????? What else to do and expect?????
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Postby m00sie » Tue Aug 07, 2007 12:05 am

Hi there, i did a 35% TCA peel last wednesday (without the jessners). Yup, completely normal for your skin to go brown. Mine went bright red, then brown.

I used vaseline on this peel (the last peel i did was 25% and i didnt use any vaseline) and it was so much better this time. The vaseline means the peeling skin comes off far easier and i have a feeling that there is less scarring as well.

My skin was just about completely peeled by sunday, so it took about 5 days. Its still a wee bit red (today being tuesday) but looking good =)

So yes, definitely put some vaseline on your face. It looks abit weird and greasy but will be far better for your skin in the long run.
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Postby dre01 » Tue Aug 07, 2007 3:33 pm

i'm actually using this peel over my lipo scars. How soon to expect the peeling to begin, this is my third day still no peeling just redbrown now, anf wrinkely. would the ointment slow the peel process up?
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Re: Vaseline (petroleum jelly) after a peel?

Postby Wynne_ » Tue Aug 28, 2007 4:06 pm

m00sie wrote:Was going through the pics of other peoples peels and it seems as though the people doing peels with over 35% strength TCA have been instructed by their PS to put vaseline over the skin for at least 5-7 days after the peel to help with healing. I thought keeping the skin moist would cause the dead skin to peel off at a slower rate?

Hi m00sie! I know you from another board. ;) Thanks for the tip about this one. Yep, vaseline is marvelous after a deeper peel. :)
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