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TCA Peel FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions About the TCA Peel

HOW MANY TREATMENTS ARE NECESSARY FOR VISIBLE IMPROVEMENT?

After one treatment with a TCA Peel, the overall skin tone and complexion will appear smoother and fresher. Depending on skin conditions, multiple treatments may be necessary for desired results. Treatments applied once every 4 weeks will allow for optimal results for more severe skin conditions.

HOW LONG WILL MY RESULTS LAST?

As long as the skin is maintained with good quality skin care products, a healthy lifestyle and use of a high SPF, results will last.

WHAT SKIN TYPES RESPOND WELL TO THE TCA PEEL?

All skin types (Fitzpatrick 1-6) are safe to treat

WHAT TYPE OF PRECONDITIONING IS REQUIRED?

The TCA peel requires no preconditioning of the skin prior to treatment. Only those patients who use Accutane must stop usage 3 months prior to treatment.

DOES THE TCA PEEL BURN?

The client may feel a slight burning or tingling sensation. This only lasts for a few moments.

HOW LONG WILL THE APPLICATION PROCESS TAKE?

The TCA Peel application only takes 15 minutes to administer.

HOW SEVERE IS THE PEELING AND WHAT IS THE DURATION OF THE PEELING PROCESS?

The amount of peeling skin is mainly a sloughing of thin sheets of epidermis skin that begins around day three and generally is completed by day six or seven.

WHAT WILL I LOOK LIKE DURING THE PERFECT PEEL TREATMENT PROCESS AND POST PEEL?

Immediately after the peel has been applied the skin will either appear red, like a sunburn. Usually on day three peeling will begin. Peeling usually lasts for three days.

WILL MY DAILY ROUTINE BE AFFECTED AFTER THE TREATMENT?

Normal activities may be resumed immediately post peel. We only recommend avoiding heavy exercise and excessive sweating during the peeling process.

CAN MAKEUP BE WORN POST PEEL?

The day the peel is applied the client should not put any make up or other products on his or her face post peel. Do not put water on the face for 24 hours as this may reactivate the peel. Makeup may be worn after 24 hours.

HOW MANY TREATMENTS ARE REQUIRED?

The TCA Peel may be repeated if necessary until the desired results are achieved. The skin between peels must be completely healed (normally 7-10 days)

CAN THE TCA PEEL BE APPLIED TO OTHER PARTS OF THE BODY?

The face, neck, chest, back and hands are the most commonly applied areas, however the results will not necessarily be the same.

WILL the TCA PEEL HELP IMPROVE ACNE AND ACNE SCARS?

Due to its antibacterial properties, the TCA peel is an excellent choice for clients suffering from acne vulgaris. A series of peels will be necessary to diminish scarring.

HOW MANY TREATMENTS ARE NECESSARY TO RESOLVE ACNE SCARS?

Depending on the severity of the scarring, a series of 3-4 peels may be needed for optimum results.

HOW WILL THE TCA PEEL IMPROVE MY SKIN?

The TCA Peel will help erase fine lines and wrinkles, reduce enlarged pores, help build collagen and elastin which will help to tighten and firm the skin. In addition, Acne and acne scars can also be improved.

WILL MY SKIN BE SENSITIVE POST PEEL?

Skin will be more sensitive during the peeling process until the PH level is replenished.

WHO IS QUALIFIED TO CARRY OUT THIS TREATMENT?

The TCA peel used at the Body Detox Clinic is a medical strength peel, therefore, only qualified healthcare professionals can use this peel solution.

IS SUN EXPOSURE PERMITTED POST PEEL?

Sun exposure should be avoided before and during the peel process to avoid uneven exposure. Following treatment, it is important to wear a high SPF.

WHEN CAN THE CLIENT RECEIVE HIS OR HER NEXT TREATMENT OF PEEL?

7 – 10 days after recovery (once the entire peel process is complete and skin completely healed).

IS THERE AN AGE REQUIREMENT TO HAVE A TCA PEEL?

You must be 18 years of age or over.

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