A TCA peel refreshes your skin and restores a healthier facial appearance. The purpose of a TCA peel is to improve the appearance and texture of the skin, to ward off aging, and to even out skin tone; however, a TCA peel can also have other positive impacts, particularly on hyperpigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles, and acne. To find out if you are a good candidate for this treatment and other microderm abrasion and chemical peel treatments, you must meet with our experienced oculoplastic and facial cosmetic surgeons in the greater Philadelphia area. To learn more, please call us at 610.687.8771.
What is a TCA Peel?
A TCA peel has the active ingredient of trichloroacetic acid. This type of chemical peel can be superficial, medium or deep. At our practice, we provide a medium TCA peel to improve skin marred by:
- Pigment inconsistencies
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Sun damage
- Age spots
All of these things can make you look older than you feel. After your body regenerates your skin after a chemical peel, your face will look refreshed, rejuvenated and more youthful. You can get a more even skin tone, soften certain types of fine lines, and erase some of the damage from sunlight.
How the Treatment Works
Your TCA peel will be applied at our Suite 202 medical spa, which features comfortable, relaxing furnishings and a calming, serene atmosphere. Depending on the goals you and your surgeon discuss, the peel may be applied:
- Under your eyes
- Around the mouth
- To your face
- To your neck
There is some downtime usually associated with this type of peel. A chemical peel works by sloughing away the outer layer of skin cells. Then your skin begins to heal, producing new collagen and a healthy, fresh glow. While your damaged, worn skin cells are being removed, your face may appear red, flakey and may otherwise look a little unsightly. This process may take a few days to several days, during which time you may choose to stay home from work or social activities. The results of your chemical peel should keep your skin looking fresh and rejuvenated.
If you live in or around Main Line Philadelphia and are interested in TCA peels, then please contact Morgenstern Center for Orbital and Facial Plastic Surgery to schedule a consultation and to learn more about our Suite 202 medical spa.