Many people are looking for younger and smoother skin and are using TCA peels to get it. There are numerous options that you can use to make this happen to the extent of being difficult to decide which one to use. One of the frequently used products include chemical peels such as the TCA peels. TCA stands for trichloroacetic acid that basically burns away the extra layers of skin that you want to get rid of. They correct skin discolouration and pigment problems. A TCA peel also makes your skin smooth by eliminating surface wrinkles and removing surface blemishes. They can be used on the face, neck and other parts of the body depending on the patients needs.
The application is done by brushing the acid on your skin and leaving it there for two to fifteen minutes depending on the advice given to you by a skin professional. You should at first expect a stinging sensation but this shouldn’t be any reason to worry since it will subside quickly. The depth that the peel occurs depends on the amount of time that the acid is left on the skin and the strength of the solution. The longer the TCA peel stays on the skin the deeper it penetrates. It is advisable that before any treatment on your skin using a chemical peel the skin should be prepared using Alpha Hydroxyl Acid creams or Retin-A. This two are meant to remove surface dry skin ensuring that the peel penetrates into the underlying skin. It is also essential that once you have applied the TCA peel you apply sun block daily on your skin to protect it since it will be more sensitive.
To achieve the results that you desire you may have to repeat the application of the peel several times. Applying touch-up peels once or twice a year is also necessary for those who want to keep the full effect. The most suitable patients to use this type of chemical peel are the ones who have slightly darker complexions. However, it still lies within the mandate of your skin specialist to discuss with you and determine the most favourable peel that you can use. Always remember that with any peel there are expected side effects. They include redness, irritation, discomfort and swelling. It is therefore very prudent of you to follow carefully the instructions given to you by the professionals. The days that follow your TCA peel application your skin will more likely to appear crusty and have a leather-like look. This is normal since it precedes the coming off of the dead skin leaving your skin younger and smoother.