Improve your skin by TCA peel
27/08/18 12:00 Filed under: Dermato-Cosmetics
What is a chemical TCA peel?
A TCA peel is a chemical peel used for skin resurfacing. A solution of trichloroacetic acid (TCA) is applied to remove the outer layer of skin. This allows new, healthier skin to emerge. TCA chemical peels are commonly used to treat sun damage, facial wrinkles, uneven skin tone, and pigment abnormalities. A TCA peel is a light-to-medium strength peel. There are different types of chemical peels which vary according to their specific ingredients and strength. In addition to the face, TCA is also applied on the neck and other areas that have been exposed to the sun.
Which are the indications for a TCA peel?
Like the other resurfacing methods, the TCA peel is effective in treating actinic keratosis (certain precancerous skin growths), pigment abnormalities and scars from acne or other causes.
Preparing for TCS Peel
Pretreatment of your skin is an important factor for a good result. We might place you on a pretreatment program where you will apply special creams, lotions, or gels.
After TCA peel
In total, recovery might take 1 to 2 weeks. A few days after the procedure, new skin with a bright pink color akin to sunburn will emerge. The pinkness will fade within a few days but the skin will remain sensitive. Patients should avoid exposure to sunlight for 3 to 6 months and continue to use sun block.