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Trichloroacetic Acid Peel

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 – 100%, and depending on the strength, it can reach to varying layers of skin depth. It can be one of the most serious chemical peel agents on the market if used incorrectly because once the chemical peel reaction has started it can not be stopped! 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 Chemical Peels are great for:

(Please note the concentrations and number of passes of TCA chemical peel used varies for each treatment):

  • 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 Chemical Peel procedure last for approximately 30 minutes. Most patients experience significant redness following a TCA Chemical Peel treatment. When used as a facial peel the peeling starts with in 48 hours, where as when used on neck, chest, back, or the extremities it can the peeling can be delayed and less severe. The peeling can last for 3 or more days, and your skin should be completely healed with 10 – 14 days, depending on the TCA Chemical Peel received. 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.

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