I tried it at 10 minutes and 5 inches (is this a barometric measurement? Interesting to know) last night. I thought it was working when I was swollen, but later it was back to the same look for me. I think I have pretty much trapped the hemosiderin (rust) in between my dermis and epidermis, and unless I want to be the newest arch enemy in an Austin Powers movie (move over Gold Member, here comes Bronze Member — aka Black When Limp) I am going to have to do Hobby’s treatment.
I have done some internet research on it, and it looks like the professionals often use 30% strength for the peel. I found a seller on ebay with peel kits of both the 20% and 30% strength. I also found a site with salicylic acid in 8%, 15% and 25% strengths http://shop.kaviskin.com/catalog/Sa…o-p-1-c-20.html From what I have read, the 8% is too weak for a complete first time peel. Hobby said that he would have preferred 18% over the 17% that was in the wart remover. Another poster indicated that he used the liquid solution of salicylic acid with no results. I am curious as to how long he left it on. The site I listed above indicates 60 to 90 seconds for both the 15% and 25% solutions. Hobby left his on for around ten minutes, he guessed. He also said that he thought it would work better if he could see the “frosting”, thus knowing it was on long enough. I did find another site, seemingly intended for medical professionals, that also referenced leaving it on until the frosting occurred. Is Hobby or Huff out there? Which do you think is better — 15% or 25%?