Trichloroacetic acid has been used as a peeling agent for a long time and is still the most effective and safest agent for medium peeling, specially when combined with Jessner solution. Up to 20 %, it is considered a superficial peel. The depth of the peel depends not only on the concentration but also and mainly on the technique of application. If the skin is perfectly degreased, 20 % goes much deeper than expected.
TCA (Trichloroacetic Acid) is a powerful exfoliating solution that will peel away the top layers of the skin to reveal a brighter, smoother, more youthful complexion. TCA is stronger than lactic, salicylic and glycolic acid. It softens rough skin and removes dark spots, acne, wrinkles, fine lines, and unsightly marks.
It has keratolitic effect promoting removal of the upper levers of epidermis. Lifting effect by increasing collagen and elastin production. Antioxidant effect by binding heavy metals and blocking free radicals providing skin protection against harmful environmental influences. Comedolitic effect by unclogging sebaceous glands and smooothing pores. Witening effect due to dead cell skin cells exfoliation and skin texture inprovement.
TCA doesn’t possess acute toxicity. Uniform distribution over the skin surface and significant visible results. Reduced recovery time.
- Skin type: acne prone skin, hyper-pigmentation post acne, combination, sun damaged
- Skin tone : Caucasian, mediterranean, asian.
- Targets: more than 20 years old.
- uneven skin texture
- photoaging related fine lines and medium wrinkles
- acne (comedones, blackheads, whiteheads, acne, post-acne)
- epidermal hyperpigmentation (spots on the outer layer of skin)
- acne prone and oily skin
- dull uneven skin tone
- enlarged pores
- loose, sagging skin
- pregnancy and lactation
- secondary infection
- small scratch marks on skin
- skin hypersensitivity
- oncological diseases
- Sunburned skin
- IV-VI skin phototype (Fitzpatrick skin type)
- age under 18
- hypertrophic and keloid scar formation
- rectently taken retinoids
- fresh sun tan
and apply SPF 30 to protect the renewed skin from damage during the day, every day (not only in sunny days).
Do not use in summer. For external use only. Do not apply to broken or peeling skin. Immediately rinse with water and discontinue use if excessive redness or irritation occurs. Keep out of reach of children.
Presentation & Reference:
TCA peel/25 30% ………….. 50 mL Reference…………..160138
TCA peel/26 40% ………….. 50 mL Reference…………..160503