What is a TCA peel?
TCA stands for trichloroacetic acid. We usually utilize a solution called Jessner’s as a preparation for the TCA. The strength of the TCA we use is 35%. There is usually an IV sedation given then the peel solution is then applied. The solution penetrates and causes peeling of the skin in the mid dermal level resulting in improvement in pigmentation irregularity as well as wrinkles. Weaker strengths of TCA can also be used in the office for lighter peels.
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