A TCA (trichloroacetic acid) peel is commonly used to treat a number of skin conditions and here at Whitethorn Fields Mediclinic in Aylesbury we can use them to help you tackle the first signs of ageing, acne scarring and pigmentation, among other issues. TCA peels are medium strength peels. The aim of the TCA peel is to rejuvenate the skin and encourage its own repair processes.
TCA Peel – what should I expect?
You need to be aware that the word ‘peel’ is key here. The skin will peel following this treatment and you may need to be prepared to take some time off and rest while this is happening. The strength of a TCA peel can vary between 8% and 30%. When you come to Whitethorn Fields Mediclinic in Aylesbury for your initial consultation our professional registered prescribing nurse will discuss your requirements with you so that the correct strength of peel can be determined.
The TCA peel is considered to be far stronger than some of the most common types of peel such as the lactic acid peel. The peel can leave the skin feeling brighter and the skin tone more even. The appearance of skin pigmentation can be reduced dramatically using this type of skin treatment. The TCA peel has a very deep exfoliating effect on the skin. It can be used on the face, hands or neck.
It may be that you will need to have more than one treatment in order to achieve the best results. In most cases the results can last for around six months but then another TCA peel will need to be carried out to boost the effects. Having other types of treatment in between can also maximise the results. When you come for your initial consultation our friendly and professional team will be able to advise you on the right skin care regime to ensure that you get the look you want.
TCA peel in Aylesbury – what do I need to know?
It is never advisable to try to carry out this type of treatment yourself at home. If you want to have a TCA peel, place yourself in the safe hands of professionals such as those at Whitethorn Fields Mediclinic. The advantages of a professional treatment include the expert advice. Aftercare is a very important part of the process and our team will do everything that they can to make sure that the results of your treatment are maximised.
Following the treatment you should really have a few days of downtime and you will need to use a sun block before venturing outdoors in order to ensure that the peel has a chance to work. The sun can further damage the skin if a block is not used. At your initial consultation our experienced registered prescribing nurse will advise you on how to prepare for the treatment. It may be that you are advised to use specific skin products in order to achieve the best results but our team will tailor this advice to the individual.
Tackling the first signs of ageing can be a big step but when you are in the hands of professionals it is far easier. At Whitethorn Fields Mediclinic we have a range of treatments designed to help you to get the younger and fresher looking skin that you want, giving you back your confidence. Why not talk to us about other treatments when you come for your TCA peel?
*Results will vary from person to person and a thorough in-depth consultation will first take place.