TCA stands for trichloroacetic acid, it’s an advanced skincare solution, where science meets aesthetics. Within the world of dermatology, TCA peels are recognised as a special form of chemical exfoliation at the dermal level. TCA peel is controlled shedding (exfoliation process) of several layers of damaged skin cells.
This procedure involves applying the acidic solution to your skin which will cause it to reveal your smoother skin beneath. This popular and powerful skin resurfacing treatment is ideal for combating severe signs of photo-aging such as pigmentation, acne scarring, fine lines and wrinkles, enlarged pores, and skin thickening.
What Is a TCA Peel?
TCA Peel is a type of chemical peel that removes the outermost layer of your skin, known as the epidermis. When applied to your skin it causes the top layer to dehydrate and peel over a period of several days. This reveals the healthier layers below making your skin look more refreshed and with a brighter complexion. Peeling away this top layer of dead cells can allow new cells to emerge and replace them, improving the overall texture of your skin.
This peel can be used to improve your full face, neck and décolletage.
TCA Peel Benefits
This peel can improve your skin’s texture and overall complexion and appearance. This treatment is commonly used to improve the tone and texture of your skin. It is often used for treating wrinkles, age spots, sun damage and other signs.
A TCA Peel can provide a number of benefits for your skin. It can:
- Reduce wrinkles and fine lines
- Improve skin texture
- Reduce age spots and sun damage
- Make pores appear smaller
- Enhance overall complexion
- Treat acne scarring
How Does a TCA Peel Work?
- The procedure takes about 30 minutes, including a double cleanse, depending on how many TCA passes are performed.
- Anticipate peeling to start 48 to 72 hours after treatment.
- Peeling can last anywhere from 2 to 14 days. It feels like an intense sunburn.
- You need to be out of the sun for a week leading up to treatment and stay out of the sun about 1-2 weeks after.
- To maximise the benefits, we recommend spacing these treatments about 2 weeks apart, allowing your skin ample time to regenerate and achieve optimal results.
The peel stimulates fibroblast activity which can lead to the production of new collagen over time. As a result, your skin continues to improve for 6-12 months following each treatment, ensuring long-lasting and remarkable results.
Am I a Good Candidate?
A TCA Peel is an excellent treatment for people seeking smoother, healthier skin. It is suitable for most skin types and tones, making it an ideal option if you’re looking to improve your overall complexion or treat areas of hyperpigmentation.
Is TCA Peel a New Treatment?
No, TCA peels have been used by dermatologists for many years. They’ve become increasingly popular in recent times due to their ability to improve skin texture and treat a range of different skin issues with minimal downtime.
Is it Safe?
Yes, TCA Peels have minimal risks and are an effective skin treatment. Our qualified team of nurses are highly experienced in treating all clients with this peeling procedure, ensuring both safety and the best possible results for you.
What are the risks?
TCA peels, though generally safe when performed by a skilled professional, do carry some risks and potential side effects which may include:
- Pigment Changes
- Delayed Healing
- Sun Sensitivity
We will provide you with a full consultation to discuss your needs and any risks before any treatments begin. You’ll also be provided the necessary post-peel care for your specific skin type.
Does it Hurt?
No, a TCA peel is not painful. You will feel a tingling sensation on your skin as the treatment is applied. Afterwards, you can expect some heat and redness which will usually subside after 24 hours.
Following your TCA Peel, you should keep the area clean. It’s important to wear a high SPF 50+ (or higher) broad-spectrum sunscreen for at least 2 weeks following treatment.
How Long Do the Results Last?
The effects of this peel can remain visible for 6-12 months following each treatment. We recommend 3 treatments spaced 2-3 weeks apart.
Will I Bruise/Swell?
There is potential for some mild bruising or swelling following treatment, however, this usually subsides within a few days.
How Much Does it Cost?
The cost of a TCA peel varies depending on the area of treatment.
Treatment costs are as follows:
- Full Face – $99 for 1 session
- Full Face – $250 for 3 sessions
- Face, Neck & Décolletage – $250 for 1 session
- Face, Neck & Décolletage – $600 for 3 sessions
We also have a special offer for our Skin Radiance Package, including 3 TCA peels and 3 skin needling treatments. The costs are as follows:
- Full Face – $1,100
- Face, Neck & Décolletage – $2,250
Can I Pay with ZipPay?
Yes! Gold Coast Plastic Surgery has partnered with ZipPay for all injectable and Medispa treatments (not available to be used on surgical procedures).
Book Your TCA Peel Today
Contact our team to book your TCA Peel treatment. Our qualified team of nurses are here to discuss your needs and answer any questions you may have about this procedure. We look forward to helping you achieve beautiful skin!