Office-based chemical peels are a great way to improve and maintain the health of your skin. These treatments use an acidic solution to remove the outer layers of dead skin cells and encourage the growth of new cells. This process resurfaces the skin, reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, enlarged pores, and uneven pigmentation.
How Does a Chemical Peel Work?
Chemical peels are available in different strengths. You may have heard of solutions like alpha hydroxy acids (AHA) or trichloroacetic acid (TCA). AHAs are typically used to treat mild signs of aging, such as fine lines and uneven texture, and TCA is used to address more advanced wrinkles and pigmentation issues due to sun damage or acne. The SkinCeuticals® Smart TCA Peel is composed of 15 percent TCA and three percent glycolic acid to help correct moderate to advanced signs of aging.
Am I a Good Candidate for a Chemical Peel?
The right peel for you depends on several factors, including the condition(s) being addressed and your skincare habits. Generally, patients with dark skin tones should be cautious about undergoing a chemical peel, as the treatment may cause adverse pigmentation changes. You may also wish to avoid a chemical peel if your skin is very sensitive or if you have a skin condition like eczema or psoriasis. Dr. Tchelebi can help you determine the best way to treat your skin concerns during your consultation appointment.
What Are the Benefits of the TCA Smart Peel?
The Smart TCA Peel is especially effective at reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, skin laxity, and discoloration. Trichloroacetic Acid (TCA) is one of the most popular ingredients for chemical peels. Unlike some other solutions, it is safe for all skin tones. Following your Smart TCA peel, your skin will be soothed with the patented Restorative Masque.
Why Should I Choose Park Avenue Medical Spa?
At Park Avenue Medical Spa, we take the time to figure out exactly which treatments will give you the best results. The Smart TCA Peel is only available to skincare professionals. Your treatment plan will depend on the issues you wish to address. However, three sessions spaced four weeks apart are typically recommended for optimal results.