TCA Peel

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What is a TCA peel?

TCA peel is meant for removing pigmentation from the skin. It is available in various strengths such as 10 %, 15 %, 20 %, & 30 %.

Are Chemical peels harmful ? Do they contain Chemical ?

Chemical peels are called so as they have chemical structure and not because they are chemicals. Like oxygen which has a chemical structure O2, but is not a chemical.

Who can do TCA peel?

TCA peel can be done for pigmentation, melasma, post cane marks. It is often used in combination with salicylic peels for dark thick skin of underarms and elbows.

What does Chemical peel do to my skin?

The peel removes the superficial pigmentation from the skin.

Is a TCA peel painful?

No. there is a mild degree of "tingling" or a slightly itchy sensation when the peel is applied to the skin.

How is a TCA peel performed?

The technician will clean the skin with an antibacterial and antigreasing agent to remove excessive oils and contamination. The peel is then applied by the dermatologist and left for a certain period of time depending on the skin type and the indication for the peel. Then the peel is neutralised.

How long does it take to have a TCA peel?

About 5-10 minutes to apply the peel, hence it is popular as a "lunch time" peel.

What are the post procedure precautions after a TCA c peel?

You need to use a sunscreen strictly after a TCA peel. You should not do any waxing/bleaching/plucking/scrubbing or steaming of skin when the skin is peeling.

Can one go right back to work after a TCA peel?

Yes, one can go to work and all activities may be resumed immediately.