What is a 30% TCA peel?
30% TCA is a powerful exfoliating solution that penetrates the skin faster and deeper than other peels. TCA (Trichloroacetic Acid) peel is ideal for those who desire a formula that is stronger than glycolic, salicylic or lactic acid peels. This is a deep peel that produces significant skin shedding.
How do you dilute TCA 35%?
Mix the full-strength solution with an equal part of purified water to create a 50 percent dilution. For example, if you pour 1 teaspoon of the acid product, add 1 teaspoon of water to dilute it by half. Stir the mix carefully with a cotton swab.
How do you use a 30 TCA peel?
Step 1: Wash the skin with a gel cleanser and pat dry. Then apply pre-peel solution using a cotton ball to ensure the skin is properly cleansed. Step 2: Apply the TCA 30% peel to a gauze pad and smooth it over the desired area of the face, neck or decolletage.
How do you use a 25 TCA peel?
Clean a small area of skin on your arm with soap and water then wipe down with rubbing alcohol. Dab the TCA solution on with a cotton ball. After 4 minutes, or if the burning becomes intense, rinse with cool water. Apply a topical antibiotic ointment (e.g. Bacitracin) over the area and wait 24 hours.
What is the best Peel for dark skin?
Ensure your dermatologist is experienced in carrying out TCA peels on dark skin before making an appointment. Superficial peels are by far the safest but they are also effective at dealing with skin discolorations. Salicylic acid, glycolic acid and lactic acid can all be used for superficial peels.
Are TCA peels safe?
Some dermatologists, in fact, still prefer TCA peels for treating sun damage or melasma, usually in combination with prescription creams. TCA peels are safe in the hands of an experienced dermatologist.
What are the stages of a chemical peel?
The 5 Phases of a Chemical Peel. Phase 1: Prepare. The skin is cleansed, toned and wiped with a cleansing solution to de-grease the skin and prepare it for the peel to be applied. Phase 2: Protect. A protector is applied on the more sensitive areas of the skin. Phase 3: Mesopeel.