How long does it take for a TCA peel to start peeling?
You will begin to peel approximately 48-72 hours after the treatment and the peeling will last generally 2-5 days. There is no pain but the skin looks as if it has a severe sunburn.
How do you remove dead skin from TCA peel?
Safe exfoliation can be done as soon as skin is no longer hyper sensitive. We recommend the perfect post peel exfoliating duo: Jan Marini Skin Zyme and Clean Zyme, products containing gentle enzymes that soften and melt away dead skin.
How often can I do a 20 TCA peel?
Trichloracetic acid (TCA) TCA peels are used to correct fine lines, superficial scars, minimal laxity and pigmentation problems.
|Strength of acid||Layers applied||How often to apply|
|20% = 2 parts TCA + 1 part Water||1-2 layers||Apply no more than 1x every 3-5 weeks.|
How can I speed up peeling from a chemical peel?
Keep It Moisturized
The more your skin is moisturized, the faster it’s going to heal. Try applying a thick layer of a gentle, unscented moisturizer all over your face before you got to bed at night. Not only will it help to speed up your recovery but it will also soothe your skin so that it doesn’t feel so irritated.
Can you do TCA every 2 weeks?
How Often Can I Get A Chemical Peel? Peels can be repeated more often than you probably think, every 2 weeks for Dermalogica Pro Power Peels, every 4 weeks for lighter TCA, and every 3-6 months for deeper TCA. It is recommended that peels be done in a series of 3 to receive the best results.
What strength TCA peel should I use?
TCA in strengths of 35% or less is used for superficial peeling whereas in strengths of 35–50% it is used for medium-depth peeling. When used alone at the higher concentrations, TCA is less predictable and is associated with an increased risk of adverse events, including hypertrophic scarring (Nguyen and Rooney, 2000).
Can I use vitamin C after a chemical peel?
Moisturize: Zinc-oxide lotions are exceptionally gentle to the skin after a chemical peel. Use a Vitamin C serum: Chemical peels enhance melanin activity. Therefore, it is always a good idea to apply a Vitamin C serum, which calms melanin cells.
Should you moisturize after TCA peel?
It is important to moisturize after a chemical peel. The fresh skin is sensitive, and the skin may still be peeling following the treatment. Moisturizers will not prevent the peeling process, as it is part of the chemical peel process.