TCA or trichlorecetic acid is an analog of acetic acid and is an active ingredient in many popular chemical peels. When applied to the skin, TCA peels exfoliate the top layer of skin over the course of several days, exposing a smoother and more attractive new layer of skin underneath.
Peeling will generally start 48-72 hours after your treatment and last up to 2 weeks
Can be repeated every 2-8 weeks depending on the patient’s skin reaction.
We always start with 10% TCA to avoid irritating the skin or damaging the skin beyond the intended result. As you receive more peels, depending on the results we will increase the percentage of TCA applied.
The skin will likely start to peel after 48-72 hours. It’s important not to attempt to speed up the peeling process by picking at the skin, as this can damage the skin.
The peel will be applied to the face with a cotton tip applicator. Tingling and warmth can usually be felt in the treated areas. One area may react more strongly than another. A fan can be used to cool down the tingling and warmth.