TCA is a chemical peel treatment which can be used to renew the skin giving the client beautiful new younger looking skin by removing fine lines and wrinkles that might have been present for years. With the use of a TCA chemical peel treatment, Dr's can successfully smooth the texture of the skin and removing the tougher outer layers of the skin by a forcing the skin to peel and thus removing any present fine lines or wrinkles on the face. This is the reaction brought on by using TCA which is the most popular chemical acid peel on the market today and the facial skin is the most often treated skin area with clients who desire a younger more youthful looking appearance.
This peeling process is known sloughing; a process that can happen in a couple of days or it can take a several days to peel the skin giving longer lasting results to the client with a deeper chemical peel. The total depth of the skin that is to be sloughed off usually determines the strength of the chemical peel solution which is used. The stronger the peeling reaction the deeper the chemical peel goes into the skin layers resulting from the use of a stronger strength of the TCA. Deep to medium peels are usually obtained by using a TCA strength of around 35% - 50%.
The term chemical peel is derived from the fact that the outer layer of the skin is normally peeled off through the application of a chemical solution. This solution works by drying up the outer skin layer and causing it to fall off easily and typically in about 8-10 days after applying the treatment. Some types of these chemical peels can be administered on to an individual without a medical license; however, some can only be applied under the direction of qualified medical personnel.
In spite of these clear demarcations, medical professionals and beauty experts normally advise that an individual seeks the counsel of a dermatologist, esthetician, plastic surgeon for professional advice before embarking of the use of TCA peels. The reason for this insistence is the fact that some people normally have very sensitive skin types and unguided use of these chemicals can result in over peeling the skin which can take longer to completely heal.
The deeper the chemical peel, the stronger TCA peel solution that is needed to give the desired deep peeling and will also require a longer healing time but the visible results can be amazing when the healing time is completed. This can also be required for more complicated the type of skin conditions such as removing cancerous spots on the skin which can be treated easily if caught in time and this can often be a desired treatment by any dermatologists.
Chemical peel solutions come in very many different types. However, there are three main categories of these solutions that are used. These categories rely on the strength of the TCA peel solutions. The three categories are: light chemical peels, medium chemical peels and the phenol or deep TCA chemical peels. The light solutions can be applied easily at home as they are safe enough for most anyone to do if you follow the directions closely or by a medical professional if you are unsure about doing it yourself but they do not cause to much of a discomfort when you consider the end result. The rewards can last up to 10 years giving the recipient a much younger looking complexion. However, the medium and deep TCA peels usually require client to reserve some healing time as nothing so wonderful comes in just a day or two but you are sure to be pleased with your treatment once your skin has made it's transformation and your ready to get back out into the world and show off your new skin.