After years of a beautiful sun-kissed glow (read: sun damage), bouts of acne, and aging, our once luminous and supple 20-something skin, looks dull and begs for a pick me up. Let that skin reemerge and brighten your complexion with a TCA peel.
Many people with concerns about acne scars, fine lines, or uneven pigmentation explore the use of at-home treatment methods. While these can be valuable in some cases, no home treatment can provide the same results as a medium to deep, professionally administered peel. With a TCA peel, in about 30 minutes, you will be on your way to your skin feeling and being renewed and revived.
At Troiano Facial Plastics in West Palm Beach, FL, we are committed to providing you with the most effective technologies and procedures available for your aesthetic needs. West Palm Beach plastic surgeon Dr. Chelsea Troiano and the team of nurses and staff have a common goal; to be the best. The best at each treatment and procedure we perform and, equally as important, the best at overall patient care. We will take the time to find what will work best for your needs and offer a streamlined experience with stellar results.
Chemical peels are a non-invasive, non-surgical method for exfoliating, rejuvenating, and brightening the skin, as well as reducing the appearance of acne scars, fine lines, wrinkles, and tightening the skin with a shorter downtime than some of our other procedures. A peel is applied to the face as a liquid, given time to work through the years of piled-up dull skin, and removed. Then, for several days after the treatment, the skin literally peels until fresher, healthier-looking skin is revealed. Chemical peels can provide a light, surface-level result or go deep into the skin.
A TCA peel uses medical-grade trichloroacetic acid to penetrate the skin at a medium to deep level. This powerful method is great for acne scars, sun damage, and other below-the-surface skin concerns. In addition, because of the deep penetration, a TCA peel can spark collagen production, making the effects long-lasting. This high-quality, therapeutic chemical peel is premium-quality, highly effective, and can only be administered by a licensed dermatologist or plastic surgeon.
Receiving a TCA peel can achieve much better results than any home treatment but also provides a skin resurfacing option that doesn’t involve lasers or going under the knife. With smoother, more even skin, you can enjoy a brighter, more confident you. With a TCA peel, you can enjoy benefits like:
Chemical peels with trichloroacetic acid are safe and effective for many skin conditions and types. We recommend waiting to receive this treatment if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. West Palm Beach TCA peel patients with sensitive immune systems or active herpes virus may not be good candidates. However, this can be discussed in detail at a consultation. Prime candidates for a TCA chemical peel include those wanting to address skin concerns like:
During our West Palm Beach office consultation, we will take a comprehensive health history, discuss your desired results, and create a detailed treatment plan. Since different intensity levels are available with a trichloroacetic acid peel, your provider will help you determine which is best for you. Generally, to prepare for the treatment, you’ll want to avoid sun exposure and possibly avoid retinol products. Pre-treatment requirements will also be covered during a consultation.
At your appointment, the first part of the process will be to remove any makeup and oils from your face. Next, a thick protectant cream will be applied to prevent the peel solution from pooling in areas near your mouth and eyes. Next, the peel itself will be administered on your face using an applicator. You may feel a warm, tingly sensation, and your provider may use cool air on your face to mitigate any possible discomfort. For deep peels, an oral analgesic may be recommended. The whole session usually takes about 30 minutes.
Sun protection and a gentle approach are the most important parts of aftercare, but you will be provided with specific instructions at your appointment. The skin will peel for about 4-10 days, depending on the depth of the peel that was administered. Regular skincare routines can be started once the skin stops peeling and healing is complete. Results are usually visible in 3-5 days, but because TCA peels also stimulate collagen production, continued positive effects may be seen for months.
Dr. Troiano is committed to ongoing training and research in order to help clients reach their skin rejuvenation goals. She has performed ground-breaking studies, received top industry awards, and has spent years studying and immersing herself in the anatomy of the face and neck. This premier experience and attitude resonate throughout the entire staff at Troiano Facial Plastics, and we would be honored for the opportunity to ensure that you are looking and feeling your best.
We strive to deliver the best TCA peel West Palm Beach has to offer. Call us or chat now for brighter, renewed skin!
Once the TCA peel is applied to the face, most patients report a tingling or warm sensation that may seem more significant in certain areas of the face. We have tricks to help you through the process if you feel it is too intense and have a way to stop it immediately.
The risk level depends on whether the peel is deep or superficial. Common side effects are mild redness and swelling, while rare risks are hyperpigmentation or scarring.
The results with a TCA peel last several months. Most clients schedule maintenance appointments about every 4-6 months.
After a medium-depth peel, it’s best to wait 5-7 days before applying makeup. With a light peel, a day or two after treatment is usually enough time for initial side effects to resolve.
The cost of a TCA peel depends on whether you will be receiving a deep, medium, or light peel.