A TCA peel is a gentle, versatile update on traditional chemical peel treatments. The TCA peel contains trichloroacetic acetate, a more potent form of the organic acid found in vinegar. Different concentrations of TCA are used for different treatment outcomes. Milder TCA solutions have the benefit of minimal to no downtime for recovery, while stronger solutions produce results more quickly and do require some recovery time.
Chemical, or enzyme, peels work by deeply exfoliating the skin and inducing cellular renewal. Unlike at-home exfoliation, peels do much more than dislodging debris; these treatments gently remove the thin layer of dry, damaged facial skin. This process both dissolves cells that have been marred by discoloration or aging and stimulates the production of new, healthy cells to replace them. As these new cells are produced, the body generates a surge of fresh collagen, which is used to form new cells during healing. This replaces some of the collagen that’s been lost during the aging process, making the skin healthy, full, and supple. Having regular chemical peels can counteract some of the effects of normal aging by maintaining optimal collagen levels.
For younger patients, TCA peels are an excellent way to combat treatment-resistant acne-prone skin; chronic or cystic acne that hasn’t responded to topical medication can often be minimized by a TCA Peel. Unlike a cream, this treatment can penetrate deep into the skin. TCA kills acne-causing bacteria, cleanses pores and hair follicles, and reduces pore size, making it harder for bacteria to settle in. Repeated peels can also gradually dissolve the thickened bands
of collagen in acne scars, making the skin smoother.
Experience matters. Come visit the experienced skin care professionals at MedMatrix and see how TCA peels can help treat a myriad of skin concerns.
• Large pores
• Acne scars
• Stubborn pigmentation
• Fine lines
• Dull, lackluster complexion
• Crepey skin