WHAT IT IS:
Trichloroacetic Acid, also known as TCA, is an effective chemical agent used to exfoliate and renew skin. TCA can be used to exclusively peel isolated areas of the skin, but it is important to note that with applying any peel, it is important to first begin building up the skin's tolerance by using a daily exfoliator for about a week prior to peel application. Higher strengths of TCA peels ( 20% and 30%) are not recommended for darker skin tones due to increased risk of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.
WHAT IT IS FORMULATED TO DO:
TCA is a deeper penetrating peel than AHA or BHA peels as it exfoliates the skin more rapidly upon initial contact. TCA peels are recommended for a range of skin conditions from acne, fine lines and wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, stretch marks and skin tone concerns.
FOR BEST RESULTS:
We recommend adding on the Basic Peel Essentials Kit for application of this chemical peel.
Before Your Peel
For best results, prep the skin for a week prior to peel application with the glycolic micro peel scrub. We strongly recommend conducting a patch test 3 days before applying a peel to ensure no negative or unusual reactions occur.
Mild/Moderate - Varies accordingly to individual skin traits. Minimal peeling and flaking is to be expected with a 7 to 10 day recuperation period.
1oz Acid Peels contain 5-7 applications
Please read complete instructions that arrive with your peel prior to applying peel. You can also read more about how to apply a chemical peel here.
Step 1:Wash the skin with a gel cleanser and pat dry. Then apply pre-peel solution using a cotton ball to ensure the skin is properly cleansed.
Step 2: Apply the TCA 10% peel to a gauze pad and smooth it over the desired area of the face, neck or decolletage.
Step 3: Allow the peel to set for no more than 2 minutes during the first application. Observe the reaction and note the results. During future treatments, you may increase the peel time and/or add a second coat. If the skin feels uncomfortable, apply cool water gauze compresses to calm the sensation.
Step 4: Remove the peel by applying the Neutralizer Solution directly over the applied area. Rinse the remaining solution with cool water. Gently pat the skin dry.
Step 5. Apply anti-aging serum, we recommend MedPeel Hyaluronic Replenish Serum. Step 6: Follow with any moisturizer of your choice, we recommend the Hyaluronic Moisturizer Cream
TCA 10% Medical Grade Peel (1oz):Water, Trichloroacetic AcidFor more information on preparing for your skin peel, how to care for your skin after the peel, and the chemical peel process, please visit our FAQ page