TCA Peel



Reveal radiant skin color and tone with TCA peels. This type of chemical peel is carefully formulated to remove the surface layer of the skin to reveal new, healthy skin underneath. By applying the TCA solution to the skin, it exfoliates the skin, leading to improvements in fine lines, hyperpigmentation, melasma, acne scars, and sun damage.

These unsightly problems on the top layer of the skin are safely removed, which triggers the stimulation of collagen production and elastin. This results in skin that looks brighter and younger-looking. A TCA peel is a convenient and wonderful chemical peel treatment for skin rejuvenation.

What Is a TCA Peel?

The primary ingredient of a TCA peel is trichloroacetic acid, a solution that is applied to the skin to induce peeling and skin exfoliation. TCA peels can come in a variety of strengths, from light to medium, while stronger peels address the underlying layer of the skin. These peels target skin concerns on the face, neck, hands, and other parts of the body. TCA peels treat a diverse range of skin conditions, such as wrinkled or sun-damaged skin, wrinkles around the mouth, fine wrinkling on the eyelids, blotchy skin (melasma or brown spots), certain precancerous growths, and scars (due to acne or chickenpox).

TCA peels are performed by board-certified plastic surgeons, who will recommend the best peel strength and technique for the patient. TCA peels are the most versatile chemical peel because it can be used at various concentrations and application techniques to treat specific skin conditions.

How Does TCA Peel Work?

The TCA solution breaks down keratin, a protein naturally found in the skin. This disruption causes the skin to stop functioning properly, lighten in color, and eventually peel away from the skin.

TCA peels are available in medium- to high-concentrations. Once the plastic surgeon determines the right combination of chemicals for the patient’s skin type and condition, the TCA solution will be applied with a sponge, cotton bud, or brush, depending on the area that needs peeling.

The skin becomes slightly redder and feels tight for about 2–3 days after the TCA peel treatment. Light TCA peels result in peeling for 2–5 days, while a medium TCA peel causes skin to peel for a week. By avoiding being under the sun for at least 4–8 weeks, the skin continues to peel and reveals new skin underneath, leading to a significant skin improvement in 30–60 days.

Benefits of TCA Peel

Reduction of Scars and Acne Marks

TCA peels can significantly minimize the appearance of scars caused by acne or chickenpox. By promoting collagen production and skin regeneration, the treatments help fade stubborn marks over time.

Anti-Aging Effects

The exfoliation from the TCA solution encourages the growth of fresh, youthful skin that addresses signs of aging, such as fine lines, wrinkles, and age spots.

Sun Damage Repair

Exposure to UV rays can cause premature aging and sunspots. TCA peels reverse sun-induced damage, revealing fresher skin.

Temporary Acne Reduction

While not a permanent solution, TCA can reduce acne breakouts by unclogging pores, removing dead skin cells, and improving the overall health of the skin.

Customizable Strength

TCA peels’ strength is formulated by plastic surgeons according to the patient’s skin type and concerns. Light TCA peels require little to no downtime, while medium-strength peels involve a few days of redness and peeling.

Why Choose Us for TCA Peel?

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I prepare for TCA peels?

Dr. Iorio and his team will provide special instructions before the peel. The plastic surgeon may prescribe topical ointments to prepare the skin prior to the procedure.

Downtime will depend on the strength of the TCA peel treatment and the patient’s peeling experience. Patients can experience peeling for around 2–7 days.

As the skin peels and heals, avoid the temptation to pick on the skin. This aids in healing and also prevents further infection and the creation of dark spots.

Yes. It is important to keep away from the sun for about 4–8 weeks. The treated skin is extra sensitive during this time, especially when fully exposed to sunlight.

After healing the skin and avoiding sun exposure, you can see visible results of the treatment after 30–60 days. Expect improved skin texture and smoother, healthier skin.