Why Get a TCA Peel?
Remove surface layers of dead skin to lessen the depth of lines and wrinkles or acne scars.
Microdermabrasion unclogs pores first, chemical peel then penetrates deeper to combat oil and acne causing bacteria.
Commonly incorporated into Results Packages to assist and enhance LASER and IPL treatments.
The Science Behind A MicroPeel
TCA (trichloroacetic acid) is a synthetic chemical solution used to peel the skin. It can be used pure ranging in strength from 10%-30% or in combination with other AHA’s such as lactic and kojic acid or hydroquinone, a chemical skin bleaching agent, used to fade melasma.
When applied, TCA coagulates and denatures the skin creating a whitish discoloration called frosting. Once this interaction is complete or neutralized, additional layers are applied until the desired clinical endpoint is noted.
What to Expect During a TCA Peel Treatment
A TCA peel treatment will take up 30 minutes.
Skin is cleansed thoroughly and then degreased with a prepping solution.
The TCA chemical peel is applied to the face, neck, chest, or hands evenly and in layers until the desired “frosting” response is achieved evenly over the entire treatment area.
While the peel is active peel your skin to flush and feel very warm. The skin may also feel itchy and tingly. These sensations subside soon after the peel is neutralized.
SPF is applied.
Skin will begin flaking 24-36 hours post-treatment and continue to flake for up to 7 days.
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TCA peel can be performed on the face and neck, chest, back or hands.
Trichloroacetic acid (TCA) is the chemical peel solution that is most commonly used to correct the appearance of lines and wrinkles, provide assistance for acne scar reduction, and significantly reduce the pigment of melasma.
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How to Prepare for a TCA Peel?
- Discontinue Tretinoin (aka Retin-A ) or retinol creams 7 days before treatment.
- Avoid unprotected sun exposure within 14 days before treatment.
- Plan for 7-10 days of dry, peeling skin .
How to Care for Your Skin After TCA Peel
- Keep the treatment area dry and free of makeup for 24 hours post treatment.
- The following day you may cleanse and use gentle skincare products.
- Avoid vigorous physical activity, hot tubs, saunas, and tanning beds for 48 hours post-treatment.
- DOT NOT wax over the treatment area for a minimum of 4 weeks post peel.
- Avoid AHA’s and Retin-A for 7 days post treatment.
- Extra moisturizer or petroleum jelly may be applied throughout the day if needed.
- Apply SPF 30+ before going outside and wear a hat.
- Do not pick or pull at flaking skin, this could cause scarring.
How Many TCA Peels do I Need?
1 – 3 TCA peels are utilized in Results Packages either alone or alternated with 1540 fractional non-ablative LASER for melasma treatment, lines and wrinkle correction, or acne scar reduction.
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