What is a TCA Chemical Peel?
TCA chemical peels are topical solutions that use trichloroacetic acid to gently slough away dead skin cells from the surface of your skin. TCA chemical peels are among the more gentle options for chemical peels, although it’s slightly stronger than peels that use fruit acids or salicylic acid.
TCA chemical peels also stimulate cellular turnover, leading to younger, firmer, and more radiant skin over the long-term.
A TCA chemical peel is an excellent choice for patients who want to experience the following results:
- Glowing, radiant skin
- Minimization of acne and trauma scarring
- Faded wrinkles and fine lines
- Improvement in the appearance of hyperpigmentation
- Smoother, more even skin tone
- And more
Am I a Good Candidate for TCA Chemical Peels?
You’re a good candidate for this treatment if you’re unhappy with your skin’s complexion or you want to fade the appearance of scarring, hyperpigmentation, or signs of aging. TCA chemical peels can be used on most skin types and tones.
How Long Does a TCA Chemical Peel Treatment Take?
A TCA chemical peel treatment takes about 45-60 minutes to perform. During the treatment, your Awaken Aesthetics technician will apply the TCA solution to your skin (usually on the face, neck, and decolletage).
The solution will sit for several minutes; afterwards, the solution is sloughed away, leaving behind clear and smooth skin.
What Results Will I See?
Results from your TCA chemical peel can include:
- Smooth and even skin tone
- A visible reduction in hyperpigmentation
- Faded scarring
- Fewer lines and wrinkles
- And more
You can incorporate a TCA chemical peel into your regular skincare routine; we usually recommend a treatment every three to six months.
Is There Any Downtime?
There’s mild downtime, and your face may appear red and irritated for a few days after your treatment. You may want to take a day or two off from work to let the redness fade. It’s vital to wear sunscreen after your chemical peel treatment, as your skin will be extra sensitive to the sun’s UV rays.
Take the Next Step – Request a Consultation
If you would like to schedule an in-person consultation, please fill out the form on this page and one of our knowledgeable medical staff members at Awaken Aesthetics will reach out to you promptly.
You can also call our Torrance, CA office directly to schedule: (310) 791-2233. Awaken Aesthetics serves the metro Los Angeles region.
*Individual results may vary