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.