The benefits of TCA are many, but among the most notable is the ability of adjust the depth to fit the skin problem. For minor epidermal improvement, 10% will be effective. However, if the problems are in the papillary dermis, a stronger solution and more application passes will be required.
It is important to keep in mind that when applying the peel, the skin preparation, pressure, and application time of the peel solution will have an effect on peel results. Also note that the strength of the solution is not as important as the number of coats applied. As more coats are applied, the peel will get deeper, as the solution goes looking for protein to neutralize itself.
Experienced TCA users only. Moderate downtime.
WHAT TCA PEEL USERS ARE SAYING:
By Margaret the realtor from Corona, CA. on 6/17/2011 Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Within one week, you will have completed the peeling process. Very quick and effective. All chemical peels have a few days of down time, so if you are going to do a chemical peel, you might as well get one that will get the job done.
By Sonechko from Toronto on 5/18/2011 Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Excellent quality peel! My skin is happy! I really trust this company, and have ordered a few products only to be pleasantly surprised with the results.
By A Busy Nona from Englewood, TN on 4/06/2011 Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
I have had this product used in the doc's office. It is wonderful to be able to purchase and use it myself. It is very easy to use and works perfectly. I use it on sun damage/brown spots.
Trichloroacetic Acid (TCA)
Trichloroacetic Acid, often referred to as TCA, is an effective chemical agent used to exfoliate and renew the skin on a superficial to medium level. TCA is most frequently applied to the face, neck, décolleté, and hands. In addition, TCA is also an excellent “spot treatment” and can be used to exclusively peel isolated areas of the skin.
Available Strengths: 10 – 30% (Results will vary upon selected MedPeel solution)
A Multi-Tasking Peel For Potent Results
The range of depth achieved from a TCA Peel varies according to concentration potency, application methods and of course skin type. Upon application, the solution goes deep into the skin’s dermis actively seeking protein to neutralize itself. The time and pressure employed will also have a substantial effect on the TCA Peel’s permitted depth of skin penetration. For minor epidermal improvement, TCA 10% Light Peel will be effective. However, if skin concerns exist within the papillary dermis, a stronger solution will be required.
Unlike progressive, medium grade peels, such as Glycolic or Salicylic, TCA Peels exfoliate the skin more rapidly upon initial contact. The long-lasting results make it an ideal peel for those who prefer less peeling sessions at the cost of moderate downtime. TCA’s dexterity for treating a wide range of skin conditions makes it the perfect chemical peel for individuals with multiple concerns. Due to Trichloroacetic Acid’s antibacterial properties, the TCA Peel is a particularly excellent choice for individuals suffering from chronic acne vulgaris. Fine lines and wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, stretch marks, acne as well as an uneven skin tone can all serve to benefit from a TCA Peel.
Not All Peels are Created Equal!
Darker skin types (particularly African American) should proceed with caution due to an increased risk of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.
TCA Peel Information
Please Note: The time and pressure employed will also have a
substantial effect on the TCA Peel’s permitted depth of skin
Skin Type: Trichloroacetic is generally safe for most skin types
particularly normal to oily, sun damaged, dull, and uneven skin.
Sensitive skin should progress product potency over time.
Standard Benefits: Improved skin tone, texture and clarity. Reduction
of acne, clogged pores, wrinkles and fine lines. Increase in collagen
and elastin production. (Trichloroacetic Acid is also beneficial for
gradually removing unwanted freckles, tattoos and scars.)
Side Effects: A temporary burning sensation has been noted upon
initial contact as well as heightened skin sensitivity, flaking, light
frosting, redness and swelling. Vigilant broad-spectrum sunscreen use is
crucial for post-peel success.
Potency/Strength: Ranging from LIGHT (10%), MEDIUM (20%) and DEEP (30%).
The PH Factor: PH determines the acidity or
alkalinity of a chemical solution. As the PH lowers, the Trichloroacetic
Acid’s intensity/strength increases.
Caution: Please read peel instructions! When proper direction is
administered, risks are minimal. However, always protect the new skin’s
delicate barrier with MedPeel’s Hyaluronic Moisturizer Serum and
Age-Defy SPF 30 + Moisturizer.
Downtime: Moderate – Varies accordingly to individual skin traits and selected TCA concentration/application methods.
Maintenance: Maintain long-term results of a Trichloroacetic Peel
with regular use of MedPeel’s Anti-Wrinkle Collagen Activator Serum as
well as habitual use of SPF 30 or higher.
Sunburn Alert: This product contains an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) that may increase your skin's sensitivity to the sun and the possibility of sunburn. Use a sunscreen, wear protective clothing, and limit sun exposure while using this product.
Darker skin types (particularly African American) should
proceed with caution due to an increased risk of post-inflammatory
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