The TCA peel is one of the most common medium chemical peels. The TCA Peel is very effective in promoting smooth skin. TCA Peels greatly reduces discoloration and fine lines and wrinkles. There will be little discomfort after the procedure though your face may appear to be slightly red.
Stronger than glycolic acid, trichloroacetic acid helps smooth the surface of the skin, refine pores and reduce fine lines through the stimulation of reproductive collagen. This peel process is a deep skin exfoliation that also helps to reduce acne.
With a TCA peel, healed skin will be able to produce pigment as always and it will not bleach the skin. However, TCA-peel patients are advised to avoid sun exposure for several months after treatment to protect the newly formed layers of skin. Even though TCA is milder than phenol, it may also produce some unintended color changes in the skin.
Your Physician Assistant will carefully apply the TCA solution to thoroughly cleansed skin. There is a stinging sensation as the peel solution is applied but this feeling will quickly pass.
A full-face TCA peel usually takes about 15 minutes. Two or more TCA peels may be needed to obtain the desired result and those may be spaced out over several months. Mild TCA peels may be repeated as often as every month. Protecting skin from the sun is important following a TCA peel. Forever Young MedSpa always recommends a sun block with adequate UVA and UVB protection to be used everyday.