(Trichloroacetic Acid) is an effective intermediate to deep peeling agent, excellent for correcting skin flaws and rejuvenating the skin, providing dramatic results every time. TCA peels are ideally suited for people who have undergone other peel treatments and now require a deeper peel for more effective results.
- High Strength TCA with low pH levels
- Highly effective peel for rapid skin turnover
- Most popular peel for deep rejuvenation
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Trichloroacetic acid, or TCA, chemical peels are used to treat fine lines and wrinkles, hyperpigmentation and blemishes on the skin. Stronger TCA solutions are used to treat acne, scars, and more severe hyperpigmentation. TCA peels can be medium or deep-depth. For deeper peels, more layers of the solution are applied.
What to Do Before The Peel:
At least three to four weeks before the peel, client should stop using exfoliating sponges or buff pads. All forms of hair removal should be discontinued at least three to four weeks before the peel. Client should avoid shaving the day of the peel.
Each night before client goes to bed, starting at least two weeks before the peel, client needs to begin applying a mild AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acid) Glycolic or Lactic Exfoliator in strength of either 5% or 10% to the entire face and to any other areas that will be treated. This conditions the skin and begins the exfoliation process. It enhances the TCA peel treatment, resulting in a more even peel.
Applying the TCA Peel Solution :
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TCA peels can be applied to the entire face, neck and hands as well as targeted areas such as upper lip for a regional peel. The skin may first be cleansed with a mild cleanser, such as Peel RX Green Tea Cleanser and rinsed clean, or this step can omitted if desired.
To apply the peel, moisten a gauze pad with 1-2 ml. of peel solution. Wipe the skin with the moistened gauze pad so that one thin coat of peel solution is applied to the entire face, neck or area to be treated -- avoid eyes and eye area. Greater pressure and repeated rubbing increase peel depth avoid excessive pressure and rubbing. You may use a fan or cold water gauze compresses to cool skin if sensation is uncomfortable.
For initial application, leave on for not more than 30 seconds Observe the reaction and note the results. If necessary, you can adjust the peel application time slightly more on the next peel to gently reach the desired peel depth results.
Do not use peel again for at least 2-3 weeks after first application - allow the skin to regenerate.
As tolerance to the peel increases, the peel solution may be left on for longer periods but never for more than 10 minutes.To increase peel strength, a second coat of peel solution may be applied over the first coat. After reaching the desired time of peel duration, wash peel solution off with repeated splashes of cold water. Continue rinsing until stinging sensation has subsided.Apply a thin film of Peel RX Hyaluronic Moisturizer or Squalane Moisturizer. Only Peel RX Hyaluronic Moisturizer and Squalane are recommended as other products may contain additives that irritate the skin.
Following a peel :
Immediately after a peel, the skin may appear red or irritated, and may feel tight and sensitive. The skin will be photo-sensitive (light sensitive) and will need sun protection like Peel RX Anti-Wrinkle SPF30+. Apply sunblock and avoid direct sunlight. These are all normal reactions and Squalane oil and Hyaluronic Moisturizer may be used as often and needed to soothe the skin. 1-10 days following the peel, the skin may flake and even peel off, looking as if it has a mild sunburn. Do not pull shedding skin! Allow skin to flake off gently and naturally. Continue use of squalane oil and hyaluronic acid. Apply sunblock and avoid direct sunlight.
Post Treatment Care:
For 7-12 days after the peel, clean the skin with warm water using a mild liquid cleanser - Green Tea Cleanser is ideal. Use fingertips (not a wash cloth) since the skin is very sensitive at this time. Avoid the use of abrasive or exfoliating sponges. After cleansing, pat dry with a clean towel, and then apply squalane oil to keep the exfoliating skin soft and the new skin protect. Avoid sun exposure-this includes tanning beds. Sunlight on the skin after a peel can cause brown discoloration of the new skin. A sunscreen of SPF 25 or higher should be applied every morning before going outdoors - Peel RX Anti-Wrinkle SPF30+ is recommended. After the peel procedure, client should not have hair removed by any technique for a minimum of 1 month. Make-up application can be resumed 5-7 days after the peel, providing there is no presence of redness, irritation, tenderness or crusting of the skin.
Trichloroacetic acid, or TCA, is used for both medium and deep depth peels. For a deeper peel, you will need to simply apply more layers of the chemical to your skin. TCA chemical peel solutions range from 10 to 25% trichloroacetic acid. TCA peels penetrate through the epidermis, or outer layer of skin, to the dermis, or middle layer of skin. TCA peels remove the outer layer of skin, and a portion of the middle layer of skin. They treat unwanted skin conditions by removing damaged skin so that healthy skin can grow in its place.
New, healthy skin will begin to grow within the first two weeks after the procedure. Within three to four months your skin should have returned to its normal color and regained its normal texture. In fact, a TCA peel should produce dramatic improvements in skin tone and texture, as well as improving the appearance of wrinkles, blemishes and scars.
The results of a TCA peel can last years. The stronger the TCA solution used for your peel, the longer results will last. You can have TCA peels repeated if results begin to fade. Many people receive TCA peels every three to six months.