Trichloracetic Acid (TCA) Peel
Chemical peels help to increase cell turnover and the natural exfoliation process of the skin. They help to improve fine lines and wrinkles, smooth out superficial scarring and will gradually result in softer, healthier skin. Some will also help to lighten hyperpigmentation in different degrees.
TCA - Trichloracetic acid (TCA) is a chemical solution. It is a strong acid made by chlorinating acetic acid - and is widely used as a chemical skin peel. This procedure improves the skin's appearance by removing the outer layer of damaged skin to reveal the underlying layer, which is newer and smoother in texture. TCA chemical peels are more effective than alpha hydroxy acid chemical peels in removing superficial skin. It is generally referred to as a "medium depth" chemical peel. The main targets of a TCA chemical peel procedure are those individuals with:
- Fine surface wrinkles
- Age spots
- Superficial acne scarring