Now that we know winter will be ending and spring will arrive early this year (thanks Punxsutawney Phil!), isn’t it time to get your face in its best condition possible after the dry and cold damaging weather? If you are ready to rejuvenate and refresh your skin, the TCA peel may be the right option for you!
TCA peels, Tricholoroacetic acid, can be used in varying strengths depending on each patient’s skin condition, with the most common being 20%. The TCA peel is great for surface wrinkles, superficial blemishes, and pigmentation problems. TCA can be used on the face, under eyes, as well as other areas of the body such as hands, forearms, and chest. The TCA peel removes the top most layers of skin on the face ridding it of dead and old skin leaving behind refreshed and rejuvenated skin. The TCA peel can produce considerable improvement in skin collagen and elastin, reducing facial wrinkles, scars, and discoloring. The TCA peel can:
- Smooth out fine facial wrinkles
- Reduce any lip creases, crow’s feet, and forehead lines
- Reduce of lesions or scarring
- Remove freckles, age spots, and any unwanted pigmentation
- Fix pimples, acne, black heads, and clogged pores
- Restore skin from years of sun exposure
- Lighten the skin
It is necessary to do some preparation for the TCA peel in order to help it penetrate deeper, giving longer lasting results. Dr. Danielpour and Dr. Layke will prescribe a Triluma cream to be used daily to prep your skin. The TCA peel, while it may only take a few minutes to apply, will have long lasting effects. After your treatment, it will be important to keep your skin hydrated for the first 4 days. Your skin will darken as it dries and will begin to peel after approximately 48 hours. It will take approximately one week for your skin to fully peel and during this time it is important to not pick or pull at the skin as it is peeling as this could cause scarring or other discoloration. You should avoid sun exposure during the process and wear sunscreen daily. If you need a recommendation for good, protective sunscreen we have many options that we sell at Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery Group. After you are finished peeling, overtime your skin will continue to improve and show the great effects from the peel. The TCA peel can be repeated every 3-6 months for optimal results.
Interested in the TCA peel? Give us a call today to schedule your consultation!
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery Group