Face Peel with TCA
Our Face Peel with combined Trichloroacetic acid (TCA), Lactic acid and Kojic acid improves skin texture and skin tone in photo-aged skin, reducing the appearance of fine lines and hyperpigmentaion. The combination of these chemicals produces shedding of dead skin cells, allowing fresh and healthy cells to rise to the top, revealing smoother, brighter and younger looking skin.
You may be a good candidate for the Face Peel with TCA, Lactic acid and Kojic acid if you have any of the following skin issues:
:: hyperpigmentaion or skin discoloration (dark spots) from sun damage or aging
:: uneven skin tones
:: dull looking skin
:: sun damaged skin
:: fine lines and coarse wrinkles
Office procedure: You will be asked to wash your face with a gentle cleanser. The areas to be treated will be cleansed with a preparatory solution. The TCA solution will then be applied. You may feel a mild tingling, itching or heat sensation and your skin may become powdery white. 1 to 3 layers will be applied depending on how your skin reacts. To complete the treatment, a neutralizer will be applied and the heat sensation will subside.
What to expect with treatment: Immediately after your TCA peel, your skin may appear light red like a sunburn and may feel tight and dry. You may have some flaking 3 to 5 days after the treatment and peeling could last one week. We recommend that you use a good moisturizer to keep your skin hydrated. After 24 hours you can return to your regular skin care regimen, wear makup and apply a sunscreen with SPF of 15 or greater. You will notice that your skin is smoother and fresher in appearance after one treatment. To achieve your optimal skin goal, a series of 3 to 6 treatments may be needed.
Q: I have brown spots on my face from getting too much sun. Will this peel help?
A: The Face Peel with TCA, Lactic acid and Kojic acid will help to lighten areas of hyperpigmentation related to sun damage and aging. After dead skin cells have peeled, a new layer of undamaged skin is exposed, leaving you with a smoother texture and more even skin tone. Brown spots that are in the superficial layers of skin can often be eliminated with the Face Peel. Spots that extend to deeper layers of the skin may require more than one Face Peel to lighten.
Q: Is the Face Peel painful?
A: There may be a stinging or heat sensation after the peel solution is applied. Some patients describe it as feeling like a sunburn.
Q: What will my face look like after my Face Peel with TCA?
A: After your Face Peel, your face may be slightly red like a sunburn and will often feel tight for several days. Flaking of the skin may occur after 3 to 5 days and can last for up to one week. After flaking or peeling is complete, your skin will feel smoother and look more even in tone.
Q: What if I don’t see flaking after my treatment? Does that mean that it didn’t work?
A: If you do not have any visible flaking or peeling, it doesn’t mean that the peel isn’t working. TCA, Lactic acid and Kojic acid all work at the cellular level to dissolve keratin, diminish the cohesion of dead skin cells and inhibit production of pigment cells. The combination works to break down the outer layers of damaged skin cells on your face and the loosened dead skin cells come off when you wash your face. The result is smoother and brighter appearing skin.
Face Peel with TCA Prices:
- $125 for one peel
- $300 for three peels done within 3 months
If you are looking to improve the appearance of sun damaged or photo-aged skin and would like a more even skin tone, the Face Peel with TCA may be your answer! To schedule your peel, call our office at (859)276-5577 or fill out our contact form and we will be happy to reserve a time for you.