Trichloroacetic (TCA) peels are a type of chemical peel used to treat skin concerns including signs of aging, sun damage, hyperpigmentation, and scarring. These are most performed at medium strengths which require some downtime but offers amazing results of significant improvements to the skin’s appearance. A TCA peel chemically exfoliates the skin and reduces fine lines, hyperpigmentation, melasma, acne scars and sun damage.
Dermaplaning also allows for greater penetration of skincare products and creates a flawless canvas for makeup to glide on smoothly.
TCA breaks up a protein found in the skin called keratin. This allows the keratin to lighten in color from not functioning properly and peel away from the skin over the course of several days. Healthier, smoother skin is revealed as layers of damaged skin are removed.
TCA can substantially reduce sun damage and hyperpigmentation with a single treatment. However, with multiple treatments, you can expect even greater results.
After your TCA, the skin will be swollen and red for several days. Your skin will take 7-14 days to heal, but redness can persist. You will likely schedule a follow-up visit to ensure the healing process goes smoothly.
TCA Peels is recommended for all skin types except those with acneic skin or very sensitive skin.
As soon as you finish peeling you will see results. Your skin should continue to improve for 30-60 days as long as you are protected from the sun.
Call us today to set up your free consultation. We’ll work with you to develop a TCA Chemical Peel treatment plan.