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Overview

We have a range of medium depth TCA Chemical Medical Peels. These are excellent medical grade products, providing dramatic results by removing the damaged blemished layers of the skin revealing a brighter, refreshed and smoother skin beneath.

The TCA peels will rejuvenate the skin, improve its radiance and help correct skin imperfections. We can treat from 15% to 45% TCA so the strength/depth of the peel will be tailored to suit your skin. For optimal results, a few TCA peels may be required.

Each TCA peel also contains 10% vitamin C as a potent anti-oxidant to help stimulate the synthesis of collagen, enable good exfoliation and prevent pigment rebound, post inflammatory hyper-pigmentation (PIH).

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How it works

The medium depth peels are designed to reduce the signs of ageing, improving such conditions as:

  • Thickening of the outer layer of skin pigmentation marks, to optimise skin radiance
  • Uneven skin texture by reducing dilated/open pores
  • Skin roughness to improve fine lines and skin laxity
  • Improving the skin texture by reducing dilated/open pores
  • Minimising acne scars
  • Improving fine lines and wrinkles
  • Waxy appearance and loss of skin tone

What to expect

Treatment Length 30 minutes
Downtime 4 - 5 days
Sessions Required 1 - 3
Results Last 1 year+
 

After a TCA Peel:

  • Initially your skin will probably look red. It will feel tight and dry and look worse than before the peel. This is normal.
  • The peeling process can start any time up to 3 days after the treatment. Usually it starts at day 1 or day 2 after treatment, but different areas can peel at different times. Deeper peels may peel more rapidly.
  • The peel phase can last several days, but usually, the skin is clear from peeling within 7-10 days of treatment.
  • You must avoid direct sunlight/sunbeds and apply sunblock SPF 50 for at least the first 10-14 days after treatment, preferably on a daily basis indefinitely, to preserve the results of the peel. Some skins can remain sensitive to sunlight for 6 months after peels.
  • Ideally, make-up should be avoided for at least 24 hours
  • The post treatment recovery cream should be applied several times a day until half the tube is gone (one or two days), then:
  • Avoid strenuous exercise for at least 12 hours ie aerobics, swimming, running etc
  • Do not expose your skin to extremes of temperature for 48 hours
  • Avoid products containing retinoids, vitamin A, or alpha hydroxy acids (AHA's) for at least 4 weeks
  • During the peel phase, avoid any temptation to pick or peel off the exfoliating skin, as this can leave raw areas, and encourage infection. Let it come away naturally.
  • Facial hair should not be lasered/waxed/sugared for first 2 weeks after peel.

Frequently Asked Questions

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