When TCA is applied to the skin, it causes the top layers of cells to dry up and peel off over a period of several days. When the old skin has peeled off, it exposes a new layer of undamaged skin which has a smoother texture and more even colour. Upto a maximum of three TCA peel treatments at least one month apart may be required to achieve the desired results. The Dermaquest TCA Peel is a highly effective medium strength peel.

It results in smoother, firmer more refined evened skin tone and texture.

Who is it for? The TCA (Trichloroacetic Acid) Peel has been used for many years to treat facial wrinkles, age spots, pigment abnormalities, mask of pregnancy and other superficial skin problems such as sun damaged skin, pigmentation, acne, acne scarring, freckles, appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and the appearance of superficial scars. It is suitable for all skin types.

The Procedure: After cleansing the skin to remove oils, the peeling agent is carefully applied. Within minutes, there is a very warm sensation that feels like sunburn. This lasts for a few minutes and is rapidly relieved by the application of cool air. Very rarely, there may be some swelling, especially around the eyes for the first two days, but discomfort is minimal. By the third or fourth day, the skin has a tight feeling and sheds. This is replaced by skin with a pink colour and smooth texture, usually by day 7.

Aftercare: When you do start to peel, do not rub the skin harshly or use exfoliant products. These can cause redness and irritation and possible infection. Use the post-treatment products supplied in line with the written instructions. It is important to remember that whilst undergoing treatment with Dermaquest TCA Peel the skin has little or no protection to UV light (both UVA and UVB).

Price: £100/treatment, recommend 3 treatments one month apart