What Is A TCA Chemical Peel?
TCA is short for trichloroacetic acid. TCA is a non-toxic chemical and has been used for chemical peels for more than 20 years. It can be used to treat a variety of skin conditions, including wrinkles. The face, arms, chest, legs and neck are examples of some of the areas that can be treated with a TCA chemical peel.
What Are The Different Depths Of Chemical Peels?
All TCA chemical peels work by removing a layer of the skin. However, the depth of the chemical peels can vary. Patients have the option of getting superficial, medium or deep peels. Superficial, or shallow, peels only remove the dead skin cells from the top layer of the skin. Medium and deep TCA peels remove a greater layer of skin. The concentration of TCA is also greater in medium to deep peels. The depth of peel that is used is dependent on the severity of the problem being treated. In many cases, superficial or medium peels are used.
Benefits of TCA Chemical Peels
TCA chemical peels can give people amazing results without going under the knife. The skin will be left looking younger and more attractive. TCA chemical peels also help the skin produce more collagen. Collagen helps keep the skin firm and looking youthful. The results of TCA chemical peels will continue to improve for 30 to 60 days after the treatment.
Do TCA Chemical Peels Cause Pain?
You may experience some stinging while the TCA chemical peels are being applied to your skin. You may also experience a warming sensation. However, this treatment is not very painful for most patients.
What to Expect after You Get TCA Chemical Peels
Your skin may be red for a few days after your procedure. It may also peel for up to a week after your procedure. Because your skin will be very sensitive, it is extremely important for to limit your sun exposure for four to eight weeks after your procedure.
If you’re interested in a TCA chemical peel, contact Nuance Cosmetic Surgery to schedule your consultation with Dr. Sumida. We’ll work with you to determine the most effective treatment plan for your needs. At Nuance Cosmetic Surgery we offer a variety of cosmetic treatments for your skin, body and face to help you get the results you want in a safe, comfortable environment.