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What can Trichloroacetic Acid do to Your Skin?

(TCA: A powerful exfoliator with excellent results)

Trichloroacetic acid structure - Dermatologist's Choice

What is trichloroacetic acid?

Trichloroacetic acid is a common compound that can be used in different ways to help treat various skin issues and conditions. Doctors commonly use TCA because it’s very effective.

It is a highly regarded acid and is perfect for treating these skin issues:

  • Acne
  • Skin irregularities
  • Texture Problems
  • Age Spots
  • Fine Wrinkles
  • Acne scars 

It’s also budget-friendly and fairly easy to do at home with minimal discomfort.

What happens when trichloroacetic acid is applied to the skin?

TCA is more effective and longer-lasting than sugar and citric acids as it goes deeper into the dermis and can treat more skin ailments, conditions, and problems.

Because of this, TCA peel has become a well-known treatment for many suffering from different skin diseases. Dermatologists frequently prescribe it as a therapy for all stages of acne, vulgaris, sun damage, and aging skin.

It has the amazing benefits of both AHA and BHA peels, with deeper penetration and longer-lasting results.

On the other hand, peeling is more obvious, and the effects are more dramatic.

Applying trichloroacetic acid on face - Dermatologist's Choice

Who can have a TCA peel?

It is a common misconception that individuals with lighter skin are the only ones who can undergo chemical peels. People with darker skin tones may also try TCA peel; however, the risk of permanent skin pigmentation problems is higher if performed improperly.

    At Home TCA Peel

    The next evolution in professional-grade skincare is now available to use at home. TCA Advanced Peel solution kit contains everything you need to perform a peel on your own skin. Formulated with the highest concentration of TCA (trichloroacetic acid), this revolutionary formula can fade acne scars, blemishes, and sun damage caused by UV rays and environmental stressors.

    Use the TCA Advanced Peel Solution once a month or as needed to smooth and brighten your skin. This easy-to-apply, fast-acting formula is excellent for those who have received chemical peels or used non-neutralized glycolic acid in the past. The best part, you can apply it right in the comfort of your own home.


    TCA Peels can significantly improve the texture of your skin. Although results could appear after only one use, multiple uses may be necessary for your desired results.

    Because of its strong effect, it needs a recovery period of a few days to several weeks. Some of its side effects include redness, swelling, and peeling.

    TCA peels are best performed by a board-certified dermatologist. But if you choose to do a TCA peel at home, make sure to use a dermatologist developed and tested product like the Dermatologist’s Choice TCA Advanced Peel Solution Kit. Just keep in mind that it should not be used if you have never used non-neutralized glycolic acid before or if you have severely sensitive skin.
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