If you want to put your best face forward, OCP Medical Center is proud to offer TCA peeling. This intensive peeling uses the non-toxic trichloracetic acid to refresh your skin for a youthful appearance. TCA is a great choice if you would like to achieve any of the following:
- Reduced appearance of fine lines and small wrinkles.
- Reduced appearance of acne scars.
- Smoother skin.
This is how it works: the treatment causes the cells in the outermost layers of skin to die by breaking down their ability to hold water. As the cells die and peel off, a new, healthier layer of skin is formed that is noticeably smoother.
As always, your visit will start with a consultation to ensure TCA is the right choice for you. Your specialist will let you know what to expect and how to take care of your skin after the treatment, which is generally done two or three times with a month between each visit for best results. Each treatment takes no more than 30 minutes.
TCA peeling requires some down time. You may experience a slight burning sensation for 24 hours after the treatment, and your skin may be red and swollen. It is best not to plan any social events for a few days after the treatment, and you will want to protect your skin from the sun for at least six weeks to ensure the best results.
After about a week, you’ll be ready to resume normal activities, though your skin might stay red or pink for another couple of weeks. It could take about a month for your skin to heal completely and reveal that smooth, soft look. It’s worth the time: the results can last for two or three years.
TCA peeling isn’t just for your face; it can also be used to achieve smoother skin on your neck and the backs of your hands.
Contact us to book your consultation with our board-registered specialists. We look forward to meeting you and helping you find the healthier, happier skin resting just below the surface.