Resurface & rejuvenation your skin with a TCA Peel
The function of a TCA Peel (Trichloroacetic Acid Peel) is to create a controlled shedding of several layers of damaged skin cells. This exfoliation process exposes a new, fresh layer of skin with a more even colour and a smoother texture. A chemical solution is applied to your skin, which causes the top layers of skin cells to dehydrate and peel off over a period of several days. The depth and percentage of the peel can be customised to match your requirements with the amount of downtime you are prepared to tolerate. The deeper and stronger the peel, the more dramatic the result.
WHAT IS A TCA PEEL USED FOR?
- To remove superficial layers of skin
- Dry out active acne and improve some acne scars
- Reduce shallow or superfine wrinkling on the face
- Help lighten hyperpigmentation, melasma and generally even out the skin tone
- Improve the overall appearance and health of sun-damaged, ageing skin
The TCA Peel is priced at $370 per treatment.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long does the peeling process take?
Your can start peeling approximately 48-72 hours after treatment. This varies person to person. Generally, peeling can last anywhere from 2-14 days. Peeling usually starts around the mouth and nose and continues upward.
What will I look like immediately after the TCA Peel?
Your skin may look as if it has had a moderate sunburn and can appear darker than normal before peeling occurs. It may feel hot and tight like a sunburn. This can last from 24-72 hours. Although uncommon, swelling can appear on the face and around eyes within 24 hours.
The TCA peel is an extremely powerful chemical peeling agent. It is important to understand that some people may have a stronger and longer peeling response, or experience other after effects like facial swelling or prolonged skin redness and irritation. How you look after your skin once home is crucial to your skin’s healing and recovery. Please remember that the after effects of this peel are similar to having a moderate sunburn or burn. Therefore, it is important to care for your skin during the peeling phase as though you are caring for a burn or sunburn. So, stay out of the sun, keep cool, continue applying the calming balms to your peeling skin and keep up the H2O hydration!
Am I a suitable candidate for a TCA Peel?
You will NOT be suitable for a TCA Peel if you identify with any of the below:
If you have a history of keloid or abnormal scarring
Those with skin diseases and disorders (i.e. eczema, psoriasis, perioral dermatitis)
If you have allergies to aspirin, milk, salicylic acid, lactic acid or resorcinol
If you are sick, have a serious medical condition or are recovering from a serious illness
If you are pregnant or lactating
If you have sunburnt or fake tanned skin
If you have taken Roaccutane in the last 6 months
*Results and longevity of treatments vary on an individual basis and can be dependant on a person’s age, genetics, skin type, skin condition, environmental factors and lifestyle habits. Just like ageing is a natural process that occurs over time, preventing, achieving and maintaining results is also a gradual process that may involve more than one treatment.