TCA Chemical Peels (Trichloroacetic Acid) peels are medium-depth peels that can reach slightly deeper into your skin than traditional AHA peels (alpha hydroxy acid). This distinct form of chemical peel can often get more effective results. Your skin will become softer and smoother, improving texture, tone, and reducing hyperpigmentation due to sun damage. Shoreline Medical Spa is proud to offer this treatment to our patients.
Advantages of the TCA Chemical Peel
One advantage is that the TCA chemical peel is suitable for most skin types. Darker-toned skin, lighter-toned skin, every type stands to benefit. The TCA chemical peel also reaches deeper than AHA peels and has been used for 20 years to satisfactory results.
How It Works
TCA is a highly functional skin-resurfacing treatment offered by Shoreline Medical Spa. It can remove your dead skin cells, unsheathing a newer, more radiant layer of skin beneath, revealing a smoother, more vibrant you. Softens your fine lines, minimize your superficial age spots and sunspots, as well as other skin discolorations. TCA can solve your tone and texture problems in one treatment. TCA peels have also become very popular for reducing and diminishing prominent acne scars.are also very popular for diminishing the appearance of acne scars.
More than one TCA treatment might be recommended, but results are apparent after the first Your treatments are spaced 2 to 3 months apart to ensure safety and maximize efficacy. This treatment is often used in tandem with complementary procedures such as microdermabrasion.
Your TCA Chemical Peel Treatment
Your TCA Chemical Peel will take 15 to 30 minutes, generally. Length of treatment will always depend on how many coats or layers of the acid are applied to the skin. Once your skin is properly cleansed and degreased, the TCA will be applied. We apply a neutralizing solution once we’ve reached the desired depth.
Your TCA Chemical Peel Healing Process
Set aside a few days to recover from your TCA treatment at Shoreline Medical Spa. Skin irritation, redness, and swelling can be common. Your skin will tighten and darken soon after your treatment, beginning to crack and peel week or less. A tighter, smoother and more youthful-looking complexion will emerge.
Contact Shoreline Medical Spa to learn more about our TCA Chemical Peel treatments. We’ll schedule your one on one consultation and tell you everything you want to know. Together, we’ll help you achieve more radiant, beautiful skin.