TCA peels—trichloroacetic acid peels—are medium depth chemical peels that rejuvenate and repair your skin. They improve skin discoloration, reduce fine lines, and even out skin texture. They also cause your skin to physically peel, so they will require around a week of downtime. However, the results are usually well worth the wait!
TCA peels brighten and even out your skin tone by reducing the appearance of hyperpigmentation (dark spots, acne marks, sun spots, freckles) and skin discoloration. They revitalize dull-looking skin, helping skin look soft and smooth. Because of their deep exfoliating effects, TCA peels can clean out congested pores to refine the surface of your skin.
TCA peels can be used on the face, neck, or back of the hands. They can also be used all over the face or just as a spot peel. One TCA peel will generally give better results than one glycolic acid peel, but more than one TCA peel is still recommended for the best results. Results generally last around 6 months, but may last longer when supplemented with glycolic or lactic acid peels.
|Treatment Problem or Condition||Age Spots/Sun Damage, Fine Lines, Hyperpigmentation/Uneven Skintone, Large Pores, Melasma/Freckles|
|Skin Type||Aging Skin, Combination Skin|
Depending of the % of TCA administered to the skin, excellent results can be seen in as little as 1 treatment. However, we generally recommend a series of 3 treatments performed in 4-12 week intervals.