If you long for smoother, fresher, more even skin on your face, you have several treatment options to choose from. These include peels, such as the superficial peel with fruit acid or the stronger, and probably better known, TCA peel. While we at Beauty2Go offer both treatments, this post focuses on the TCA peel. Here you'll learn how to think about a TCA peel, in which cases a TCA peel is suitable and what else to consider.
TCA: low risk and effective
TCA peeling (also called "chemical peeling" or "medium peeling") is a dermatological-aesthetic procedure in which a substance called "trichloroacetic acid" (engl: trichloroacetic acid (TCA)) is used. This is absorbed into the upper layers of the skin during the treatment and dissolves old and dead skin cells from there, while at the same time stimulating the renewal of skin cells. In the epidermis, this also leads to the formation of new collagen and elastin, and the freshness of the skin returns to its former strength. After the upper layer of the skin is removed down to the reticular dermis, the new skin is formed - fresh and without blemishes. Since the TCA is not absorbed by the body, it does not pose any health risk.
Is a TCA peel right for me?
We recommend chemical peeling in those cases where a stronger effect than fruit acid peeling is desired. A TCA peel is therefore most useful when skin irregularities such as acne scars, enlarged pores, superficial scars, wrinkles, pigmentary disorders or even sun-related skin damage are to be eliminated. Skin areas outside the face can also be treated: Décolleté, neck, arms and hands are also suitable for treatment. In many cases, one treatment is enough to achieve the desired result. However, if the damage is deeper and more stubborn, another treatment can be performed after two to four weeks of regeneration. We work out the exact treatment plan together with the patient. in a free consultation.
With a few additional tips to the desired result
On healthy skin, TCA peeling is low-risk and well tolerated. Nevertheless, the skin reacts slightly to the treatment and is reddened immediately afterwards. For two to three more days, the skin is also drier than usual and brittle. To counteract this, the treated area should be intensively cared for in the morning and evening and a moisturizing lotion applied. Immediately after the peeling, everyday activities can be resumed as usual; only going to the sauna or solarium should be avoided until the skin has healed completely. After about seven days, the first results are visible and the redness is as good as gone. As the peeling reduces the melanin content of the skin (bleaching effect), the skin also becomes lighter. To ensure that the effect of the peeling does not disappear, it is therefore important to pay particular attention to effective sun protection (SPF 50 minimum) in the weeks following the treatment. If these few recommendations are followed, nothing will stand in the way of a long-lasting effect.
Beauty2Go as your Go-To Beauty Expert
If you have any further questions about the TCA peelingIf you have any questions or comments about fruit acid peeling or other treatments in aesthetic medicine, please contact us today. Contact. We are happy to help you and advise you free of charge on the various treatments that we offer in our practices in Zurich, Bern and Lucerne. You will also find on our website already plenty of information about our treatments, our team and the prices. And in our blog we deal with a variety of exciting topics, for example the Fat Away Syringe or the Difference between botulinum toxin and hyaluronic acid.