Looking for a way to help with skin discolorations, wrinkles, and scarring? A TCA peel could be the answer. A TCA peel is a noninvasive skin treatment. TCA is short for trichloroacetic acid and is commonly used to exfoliate dead skin cells to reveal newer, healthier skin underneath.
TCA is an effective chemical agent used to exfoliate and renew the skin on a superficial to deep level. TCA is commonly applied to the face, neck, décolleté, hands and legs. In addition, TCA is an excellent “spot treatment” and can be used to exclusively peel isolated areas of the skin.
Depending on the concentration of trichloroacetic acid, TCA peels can vary from very light to deep chemical peels. For reference, 10% TCA provides a light strength superficial peel, while 20% TCA provides a medium strength chemical peel, and 50% or above TCA provides a deep chemical peel.
There are many benefits to TCA peels. The most notable is the ability to adjust the depth to fit the skin problem. As more coats are applied, the peel will get deeper, as the solution goes looking for protein to neutralize itself. The long-lasting results make it an ideal peel for those who prefer less peeling sessions and moderate downtime.
In general, light strength TCA chemical peels provide a decreased number of whiteheads and blackheads, improvement in skin texture, and evening of skin tone. While medium-strength TCA chemical peels provide improvement in wrinkles and fine lines.
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