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  • TCA Peel or Blue Peel

    Has anyone heard or tried TCA/Blue peels? Anyone knows where i can get this done and the cost of it?

    Trichloroacetic acid (TCA) is typically used as an intermediate-to-deep peeling agent in concentrations of 10 to 35%. This type of peel is useful for patients with surface wrinkles, superficial blemishes, and pigmentation problems. TCA may be used on the neck as well as other areas of the body such as the hands, forearms, and chest. The treatment is rapid, requiring only thirty minutes from beginning to end. There is some burning upon application, and Dr. Revis may chose to perform this procedure under oral or intravenous sedation if you are extremely sensitive.

    Once the treatment is completed, you can expect to shed the dead, outer layer of skin for approximately three days. Following this, you can expect your skin to be completely healed within ten to fourteen days. At that time you will notice improvement in the appearance of your skin, which will have less wrinkles, blemishes, and pigmentation problems. You will also notice a healthy glow as your face appears radiant and shining.

    TCA is a deeper peel than most of the superficial peels discussed in this section. Because it is a deeper treatment, your ?downtime?will be approximately one week. During this time of peeling and healing, you will be required to keep your facial skin moist with A&D Ointment or Vaseline at all times. After you are healed, sunscreen use is very important because you are initially much more sensitive to the harmful ultraviolet radiation from the sun.

    Obagi Blue Peel is the same as TCA peel, but with a blue dye.
    Last edited by clpersonal; 01-11-2004, 11:52 AM.

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    No one heard of this?

    Does anyone know where to find Obagi products?

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    • #3
      i saw Obagi's products in a beauty salon at jurong point.. should be level 2 or 3... HTHs

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      • #4
        hi try doing a search on MUA, I think you will be able to get more info there. I remember reading somewhere reason why Blue Peel is named this way is because it will leave you with a blue hued for a few days after the peel.

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        • #5
          Hi Bummergal, i've already searched MUA and i am looking for places that does the TCA or blue peel.
          MUA does not provide any info on where to find in Singapore. Thanks for the heads up anyway.

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          • #6
            i thought i saw a place at Delfi orchard selling Obagi products. hope this helps a little.

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            • #7
              If you want a TCA peel, go for a derm consult. This is not a superficial peel and even though products like Obagi are available on the market, you are better off getting a medical professional to perform it in case something goes wrong. Also, with deeper peels, Asians are more prone to getting hyperpigmentation after. It's also not very useful for young skin, rather more acne prone skin which is less sensitive, with some scarring that requires such a deep peel to get rid of it. Please do not attempt this on your own.

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              • #8
                I have purchase TCA peels from a seller from www.acne.org.
                You could read more abt it from the forum.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by sista
                  I have purchase TCA peels from a seller from www.acne.org.
                  You could read more abt it from the forum.
                  sista, would u mind telling me how the peel turned out for u? which % you use? what kind of improvements did you get?

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                  • #10
                    hi clpersonal, I saw this apology notice on ST today and here's the website to Obagi Singapore www.obagi.com.sg

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                    • #11
                      how much?

                      How much is the TCA peel and where can i buy it?

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by rubygloom View Post
                        How much is the TCA peel and where can i buy it?
                        Hi Ruby

                        TCA peel is quite strong ....i dont think so advisable to buy yourself and do. I heard from my doc that you can get burn so be careful.

                        Kat

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