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The Benefits and Full TCA Peel at Home Routine

Unlocking the Secrets of TCA Chemical Peel Acid: A Pathway to Radiant Skin

In the ever-evolving world of skincare, chemical peels have garnered significant attention for their transformative effects. Among the various types of chemical peels, TCA (trichloroacetic acid) stands out as a trusted and effective option for achieving rejuvenated and radiant skin. In this article, we will delve into the world of TCA chemical peel acid, exploring its benefits, process, and considerations, to help you make an informed decision about this powerful skincare treatment.

TCA chemical peel acid is a powerful skincare treatment that can address a range of concerns, from aging signs to acne scars and hyperpigmentation. With its ability to rejuvenate and transform the skin, this medium-depth peel offers a path to radiant and youthful-looking skin. TCA is known for its deep-penetrating exfoliation properties, which make it more effective than AHA or BHA peels upon initial contact. It is recommended for various skin conditions such as breakouts, expression lines, wrinkles, discoloration, stretch marks, and tone concerns. This highly effective acid is designed to tackle most aging and environmental skin issues, providing a comprehensive solution for achieving healthier and more vibrant skin.

Benefits of TCA Chemical Peel Acid:

  1. Skin Rejuvenation: TCA peels work by removing the outermost layers of damaged skin, penetrating into the dermis, promoting cellular turnover, and revealing fresher, more youthful-looking skin underneath. This process can help reduce fine lines, wrinkles, and uneven pigmentation.

  2. Acne and Acne Scarring: TCA chemical peels can be an excellent solution for those dealing with acne or acne scars. The acid penetrates deep into the skin, unclogging pores, reducing acne breakouts, and minimizing the appearance of scars, resulting in smoother and clearer skin.

  3. Hyperpigmentation: Whether caused by sun damage, melasma, or other factors, hyperpigmentation can be a frustrating skin concern. TCA chemical peels can effectively lighten and even out areas of discoloration, revealing a more uniform complexion.

  4. Skin Texture and Tone: TCA peels are known for their ability to improve overall skin texture and tone. By removing dead skin cells and stimulating collagen production, they can enhance the skin's smoothness, firmness, and radiance.

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Considerations and Precautions: While TCA chemical peels offer remarkable benefits, it is essential to consider the following precautions:

  1. Professional Guidance: After using the milder concentration such as the TCA Advanced Peel Solution, a stronger concentration of a TCA chemical peel should be performed by a trained professional to minimize the risk of complications and ensure optimal results.

  2. Downtime: Depending on the depth of the peel, you may experience some redness, peeling, and sensitivity for a few days or up to a week. It is important to follow the recommended aftercare instructions and avoid excessive sun exposure during this time.

  3. Skin Sensitivity: Individuals with sensitive skin or certain skin conditions may not be suitable candidates for TCA chemical peels. A professional consultation will help determine the best course of action for your specific needs.

  4. Tingling: After application, you may experience a tingling or stinging sensation, which is normal. The professional will closely monitor the peel's progress.


How to apply a TCA Chemical Peel safely at home with Dermatologist's Choice TCA Advanced Peel Solution.

  1. Cleanse your skin to remove dirt and oil. Pat skin dry.
  2. Then apply the TCA Advanced Peel Solution by rolling a thin layer over the skin once, starting from the top of the forehead and working down to the chin. Do not allow solution to get in your eyes or mouth.
  3. You may experience some tingling or stinging once the first layer is applied.
  4. Depending on your skin sensitivity and the depth of the solution, your skin may “frost,” or turn white. This is normal.
  5. Apply moisturizer immediately after applying the TCA Advanced Peel Solution to soothe redness, tingling, or frosting.
  6. Skin may start peeling about 1 to 3 days after the initial application of the TCA solution. Apply moisturizer to decrease dryness.
  7. About 7 days after the solution has been applied skin will appear brighter, smoother, and clearer.
  8. For deep fine lines and stubborn acne apply solution more often or more layers for deeper penetration and quicker results. Repeat steps 1 through 5.
  9. Wear a sunscreen, avoid direct sunlight, and wear a hat to protect skin your skin from sun damage.
  10. Repeat peel about every four to six weeks or sooner as skin tolerates and as needed.

Applying TCA peels involves several basic steps to ensure effectiveness and safety. Firstly, it is important to note that TCA, or Trichloroacetic Acid, is a potent chemical agent used for skin exfoliation and renewal. If you are considering a TCA peel, it is highly recommended to start by building up your skin's tolerance with a lower concentration peel, such as a Ultra Anti-Aging Cream, before progressing to the TCA Advanced Peel Solution. This gradual approach helps prepare your skin for the stronger peel.

Before applying the TCA peel, it is crucial to prep your skin adequately. This can be done by using a daily exfoliator like Glycolic Peel Cleansing Pads or daily use of the pH Balanced Cleanser in the week leading up to the peel. 

After the TCA peel application, it is essential to provide proper post-peel care. This includes generously applying soothing products such as Ultimate Hydrating Complex and Pre-Bath Oil to moisturize and calm the skin, especially if it feels tight or dry. It is also crucial to protect your skin by using a broad-spectrum SPF 30 daily, with regular reapplications if you will be exposed to the sun. Expect some degree of downtime after a TCA peel, with minimal peeling and flaking to be anticipated. The recovery period typically ranges from 7 to 10 days, but this may vary depending on individual skin characteristics.

TCA chemical peel acid is a powerful skincare treatment that can address a range of concerns, from aging signs to acne scars and hyperpigmentation. With its ability to rejuvenate and transform the skin, this medium-depth peel offers a path to radiant and youthful-looking skin. Consult with a professional if you desire a stronger treatment. Embrace the journey to vibrant skin and unlock your natural beauty with the transformative effects of TCA chemical peels.

Here are some genuine testimonials from customers who have tried TCA peels: Suzy raves about how her face feels softer and smoother with reduced wrinkles and fine lines after using the product. 

Mia praises the TCA peel for leaving her skin soft, renewed, and plumper, mentioning the easy-to-follow instructions and complete kit.

Sarah appreciates the excellent quality of the peel, expressing happiness with the results and trust in the company.

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NEW! TCA Advanced Peel Solution

Superficial peels, such as 70% Glycolic Acid and 15% TCA [such as Dermatologist's Choice Advanced TCA Peel Solution], proved to be an effective treatment for photodamaged (aging) facial skin. Clinical study link.

Chemical peels with Glycolic Acid alone or in combination with TCA do result in a significant improvement in melasma. Clinical study link.

The next-level in medical-grade skincare, medical-grade active TCA (trichloroacetic acid) is a game-changer. It's stronger than Glycolic Acid and FDA approved Retin-A.

Kit includes: TCA Advance Peel Solution 4 ML (0.14 OZ) Roll-on bottle applicator + Restorative Hydrating Complex (2 oz.)

TCA Advanced Peel Solution includes about 8-12 applications depending on the amount of layer applied per treatment. 


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