Chemical peeling with TCA

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What is a Chemical peeling?

A TCA peel is a non-invasive skin treatment used to treat skin discolorations, scars and wrinkles. These peels take their name from trichloroacetic acid (TCA), which is used to remove dead skin cells to reveal fresh, smooth layers of skin.

TCA peels belong to a group of skin treatments called chemical peels, which are used to exfoliate your skin using different strengths and combinations of non-toxic acidic ingredients.


Chemical peeling with TCA improves skin quality. Light chemical peels(TCA 10%) are performed in the clinic once a week for 4 weeks, without social eviction. Deeper peels using glycolic acid (TCA 25%) can be used to reduce deep wrinkles or old scars, or to transform dull skin into radiant skin. In this case, social exclusion lasts 4 to 5 days.

Generally speaking, healing time and potentially adverse reactions increase with the depth of the chemical peel. For this reason, medium and deep chemical peels are generally avoided on darker skin tones, due to the increased risk of scarring and hyperpigmentation.

Peels can be combined with facial rejuvenation surgery. They can also be used to improve skin softness and tone in other areas of the body, such as the chest, neck, upper arms...

What to expect after a TCA peel

Although the treatment itself lasts only a few minutes, a TCA peel involves more than one appointment. A specific skin care regime before and after the procedure is also necessary to achieve the best results.

After your TCA facial peel, your skin will be red and swollen for a few days. Your skin will take 7 to 14 days to heal, but redness may persist a little longer.

After a light TCA peel, your skin appears firmer, brighter and more even in texture and tone. Hyperpigmentation, melasma, fine lines and shallow scars are lightened.

After a more intense peel, these imperfections are further reduced or completely erased. Wrinkles and sagging skin are improved, while scars are minimized or completely eliminated.

TCA chemical peels vs. other chemical peels

TCA peels are the most versatile of all chemical peels. From a professional point of view, this makes it an excellent tool, as it can be used in a variety of concentrations and application techniques to treat almost any skin problem. However, from the patient's point of view, the only information that matters is whether this is the right procedure for you. So the most important step in choosing a chemical peel is to choose an aesthetic professional who knows what he's doing!

If you're looking for a non-invasive skin treatment capable of treating skin discolorations, scars and wrinkles, try the TCA facial peel currently dominating social media platforms and beauty influencer blogs. Contact Dr Elias now to book an appointment.