How many TCA peels do I need?

How many chemical peels do you need to see results?

It is generally advised to get a chemical peel every four to six weeks. However, if you suffer from acne, there are some peels that you can do every two weeks until you find the expected results. Most people buy a series of four or five peels up front to achieve the treatment results wanted.

How far apart are TCA peels?

TCA chemical peels are popular because they are an excellent “spot” treatment that can be used on any area of the body and can be completed in as little as 15 minutes. For best results, patients typically complete a prescribed series of treatments, with each treatment spaced two to three months apart.

Is one TCA peel enough?

Fine surface wrinkles, superficial blemishes and pigment problems are commonly treated with TCA. The results of TCA peel are usually less dramatic than and not as long-lasting as those of a phenol peel. In fact, more than one TCA peel may be needed to achieve the desired result.

Can you see results after 1 peel?

It usually takes several treatment sessions to see the desired outcomes. Most people notice some improvement after their first chemical peel, but with multiple treatments over the span of several months, patients will be astonished by how much better their skin looks.

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Why does my skin look worse after a chemical peel?

A chemical peel can cause treated skin to become darker than normal (hyperpigmentation) or lighter than normal (hypopigmentation). Hyperpigmentation is more common after superficial peels, while hypopigmentation is more common after a deep peel.

How often can I do a 30 TCA peel?

USAGE

Strength of acid Layers applied How often to apply
3-5 layers Apply no more than 1x every 4-7 weeks.
25% = 5 parts TCA + 1 part Water 1-2 layers Apply no more than 1x every 4-7 weeks.
3-5 layers Apply no more than 1x every 2-4 months.
30% = Solution only** 1-2 layers Apply no more than 1x every 3-4 months.

Does a TCA peel hurt?

A light TCA Peel usually stings for a few minutes, while a deeper peel may cause a burning sensation throughout the entire procedure. In addition, skin treated with a deep peel may feel uncomfortable for a day or two after the procedure; however, this discomfort should not be painful.

Do TCA peels tighten skin?

Normal side effects of a TCA peel include redness, soreness, swelling and flaking. Most client experience a superficial tighten of the skin as the dead cell start to slough off.

How often can I do TCA peel?

Depending on the strength of the TCA, the peel can be done quarterly as a refresher peel. If the treatment is intended to solve significant problems, TCA chemical peels are performed every 4-6 weeks depending on the condition of your skin.