TCA Peels

How Do TCA Peels Work?

The skin on our bodies is comprised of several layers. As new cells grow below, older cells shed off the top layer of the skin. A TCA peel works to hasten this process, revealing newer and healthier cells below the skin’s surface. To do this, a TCA peel uses acids that raise the acidity of the skin to about 3.8 pH. This shift in acidity loosens the substance that adheres dead cells to healthier skin below. A chemical peel can cause redness and irritation but this tends to heal quickly, leaving the skin refreshed and healthy.

Conditions Treated by TCA Peels

TCA peels are used in the treatment of a wide range of skin conditions, including wrinkles, discolorations and scars. When used in tandem with a quality skin care regimen and topical creams, a chemical peel can leave tired, older or damaged skin looking fresh and new. Chemical peels are also particularly effective at treating some forms of acne and can reduce the appearance of melasma resulting from pregnancy or birth control. Recovery time from a TCA peel can be anywhere from five to seven days. This will be followed by a period of heightened sensitivity to the sun for several weeks.

Conditions We Treat

We recommend consulting a specialist to help determine if a TCA Peel is the best treatment option for you.

Acne Scars

Acne scars are the marks left on skin that has been affected by acne. They can be triggered by cystic lesions, picking and scratching. Learn More


Wrinkles are a natural and normal condition of the skin wherein the skin develops deep creases over time. Learn More


Also known as chloasma faciei or the "mask of pregnancy," melasma is a condition that most commonly affects women. Learn More

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