TCA Peels

Chemical peels are extremely popular in the medical and cosmetic industry a method used to resurface and exfoliate the skin

The purpose of a chemical peel is to slough off dead skin revealing newer, fresher skin for anti-ageing purposes to give you a radiant glow. There are many different types of chemical peels out in the market most popular are; Glycolic acid peels a type of AHA (alpha hydroxyl acid), Salycilic acid a BHA (beta hydroxyl acid), Jessner and Phenol peels. Chemical peels are classified according to their depth of penetration, depending on the condition of the skin and skin type.

Aesthetics Inc. are famous for chemical skin peels and with many years of experience aesthetics inc provide a variety of different peels for every skin condition and safe peels for darker skin tones. All chemical peels penetration depth can be controlled by the physician depending on; the time the peel is left on the skin, how many layers of the peel is applied, skins permeability, was the skin prepped before the peel, the condition/state the skin is in and the concentration of the peel solution.

At Aesthetics Inc. we use 40% TCA, for superficial or medium depth penetration depending on the physical state of the skin, which is controlled by the physician. Trichloroacetic acid (TCA) has anti-ageing benefits by sloughing off dead skin cells, stimulating the growth of collagen. The aim of the acid is to remove imperfections, improving the appearance, elasticity and texture of the skin.

The Science Behind TCA – How It Works

Like all chemical peels, the objective is to remove the top layers of dead skin. The skin is made up from a protein called keratin. Just how our hair and nails grow, so does our skin. Every day our skin cells are constantly shedding by the epidermis in a process called keratinisation. As we age our cell turnover slows down, hence a build up of dead skin cells (thick stratum corneum) causing a dull, sallow appearance to our skin. Therefore chemical peels give us a helping hand to speed up the cell turnover to reveal fresh new, healthy skin.

Benefits From A TCA Peel

Improve overall skin texture and tone, Reduce fine lines and wrinkles, Anti ageing purposes, Reduce brown spots and freckles, Improve sun/photo damaged skin, Improves Melasma, Comedonal acne, Pigmentation.

Frequently Asked Questions

Consultation is essential. Prior to treatment, we will take a complete medical history and assess your current health and desired outcome. A skin analysis will also be performed using our specialist Visia Skin complexion imaging system to determine which peel is best for your skin type.

Note: pregnant or breast feeding women should wait to be treated.

Trichloroacetic acid (TCA) is a chemical solution that is applied to the skin. The solution causes the layer of skin to separate and peel off. The new regenerated skin underneath is usually smoother, less wrinkled and more even in both tone and colour than the old skin.

A chemical peel is an outpatient procedure that generally takes less than 30 minutes to complete. More than one session may be required to achieve optimal results.

The number of treatments required will depend on your skin concerns and your cosmetic goals. For the average client we recommend a course of 2-4 peels every 4-6 weeks to maximise results.

Depending on your skin type, your skin may require prepping. The chemical peel solution will then be applied directly to your skin. The solution will vary in strength to produce a light, medium or deep peel. Following treatment, a neutralising agent will be applied to the treatment area.

Your skin may flake after 3-5 days. Not all patients shed skin in the same way, as all patients are different. Rest assured you will not shed your skin completely like a snake! 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. Continue to use the moisturising cream prescribed by aesthetics inc.

Prices

TCA Easy Chemical Peels (POM)
£185

4 peels inclusive of specialist creams
£499