Trichloroacetic Acid (TCA) is a medium depth peel great for people with various skin types and tones who desire a more dramatic outcome than some of our other peels may provide. The TCA peel is used in concentrations of 10 – 35%, and depending on the strength, it can reach to varying layers of skin depth.
The percentages of TCA chemical peel used is critical when working with various skin colors and types as well as the anatomical location on the body. The TCA chemical peel concentration choice varies if one is trying to correct acne scars or do a sun damage reversal treatment vs. treatment for melasma. This is the art of chemical peel treatments!
TCA Peels are great for:
- Reducing deeper lines and wrinkles (anti-wrinkle)
- Removing superficial blemishes
- Correcting skin pigmentation problems
- Reducing the appearance of small scars
- Improving overall skin tone
- Treating acne scars
- Sun damage reversal on the face and body
- Melasma correction
- Glowing Complexion
- Brown spots, Liver spots, Solar lentigenes, Lentigo Senalis
The TCA Peel procedure lasts for approximately 30 minutes. Most patients experience significant redness following a TCA treatment. Peeling lasts for 3 or more days, and your skin should be completely healed with 10 – 14 days. The first step to determining which chemical peel is right for you is a medical evaluation and treatment and designing your individualized plan. Please feel free to contact Dr. Tanya Kormeili’s Santa Monica office. We serve patients in Santa Monica, Brentwood, Malibu, Culver City, Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, & surrounding areas in California. If you are one of our out of town guests, please inform our office staff to help make proper arrangements for you.
Curious or want to learn more? We’d be happy to discuss. Please contact our office with any questions or to schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Kormeili.