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What is a TCA Chemical Peel?

A TCA (trichloroacetic acid) chemical peel is a type of chemical peel procedure that involves the application of trichloroacetic acid to the skin. 

It is a medium-depth peel that works by exfoliating the outermost layers of the skin, promoting skin cell turnover, and stimulating collagen production. 

TCA chemical peels are commonly used to improve the appearance of skin texture, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, treat hyperpigmentation, and address certain types of acne scarring.

During the procedure, a trained healthcare professional or dermatologist will apply a TCA solution to the targeted areas of your skin. The solution causes controlled damage to the skin, which prompts the body’s natural healing process. As the skin peels and regenerates, newer, healthier skin replaces the damaged outer layers.

The results of a TCA chemical peel can vary depending on the concentration of the TCA used, the number of peels performed, and individual factors such as skin type and condition. Generally, you can expect the following outcomes:


      1. Improved skin texture: TCA chemical peels can help smooth out rough skin texture and reduce the appearance of fine lines, giving your skin a smoother and more youthful look.


      1. Reduced hyperpigmentation: TCA peels can be effective in diminishing areas of hyperpigmentation, such as sunspots, age spots, and melasma.


      1. Diminished acne scars: TCA peels can improve the appearance of certain types of acne scars by stimulating collagen production and promoting skin cell turnover.


    1. Increased collagen production: The exfoliation and controlled injury caused by the peel can stimulate the production of collagen, a protein that contributes to skin elasticity and firmness. This can lead to improved skin tone and reduced sagging.

What is the Recovery Time?

It’s important to note that the recovery process from a TCA chemical peel can vary from person to person.

After the treatment, you may experience redness, peeling, and temporary sensitivity of the skin.

It’s crucial to follow the post-peel care instructions provided by your healthcare professional to ensure proper healing and to protect your skin from sun exposure.

Before considering a TCA chemical peel, it’s recommended to consult with a dermatologist or a skincare professional who can assess your skin condition, discuss your goals, and determine if this treatment is suitable for you.

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Dr. Gusching completed his cosmetic surgery fellowship through the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (AACS) at Southern Surgical Arts.

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