TCA peels can effectively improve many conditions, including:

  • Dull, weathered skin
  • Freckling
  • Blotchy pigmentation (including the mask of pregnancy)
  • Sun damage (including precancerous lesions)
  • Fine wrinkles
  • Shallow acne scars

Skin is a living organ made up of millions of cells. Every day thousands of cells die, fall off and are replaced by new cells from below.

Unfortunately, as we age, this becomes a slower and more haphazard process, making your skin unable to shed dark blotches, sun damage or a dull, lifeless complexion.

The function of a skin peel is to create an even controlled shedding of several layers of damaged cells. This exposes a new fresh layer of skin with a more even color and a smoother texture. In addition, the peel stimulates new cells to grow, thereby tightening the skin, which decreases wrinkling.

There are several types of peels, each using a different chemical to create this peeling effect. Light and medium depth peels use the chemical TCA (Trichloroacetic Acid) to create their peel.

TCA is a non-toxic chemical which has been used to perform skin peels for over 40 years. Unlike some other types of peels, TCA has the additional advantage of creating a fresh natural appearing complexion while preserving the normal skin color. For this reason, they are often referred to as “freshening peels”.

Although one peel can significantly improve the appearance of the skin, it is possible that you may require more than one peel to achieve your best results.