Chemical Peels for Brides | TCA Chemical Peel
For brides wanting to look fantastic on their wedding day, cosmetic surgery may be taking it a step too far. But have you considered having a chemical peel done before your wedding? Chemical peels are not invasive and can be tailored (via acidity of the peel done) to your needs.
The peels range from lighter ones where the skin will not physically peel to a TCA (Trichloroacetic acid) which is a medical peel. This is carried out by a doctor and nurse and the skin will peel 4-7 days after the treatment.
If you choose to have a TCA peel you may only need 1-3 treatments per year. During application of the TCA your skin will feel a hot burning sensation over the face which will pass. There are normally 3 applications of the TCA to complete the treatment.
Chemical peels will not only improve the colour, freshness and texture of your face, but will also help to improve skin tone and reduce visibility of fine wrinkles and superficial discolouration, such as age spots. The risks of a chemical peel are minimal but some people can be allergic and therefore a patch test is carried out before any peel. There is a risk of hyper pigmentation, hypo pigmentation, and reddening if you pick or try to peel the flaky skin before it is ready to shed, so patient compliance is essential. Initially after a lighter peel your skin will feel fresh and tingly.
After a TCA your face will feel swollen, tight and look pink and your skin will start to peel within 4-7 days. You must not pick at the skin as this could cause pigmentation and redness. The desired results will be apparent after 14 days.
To see if a TCA chemical peel is right for you, please read on.
The Infamous TCA Peel Skin Peel
By David Maillie
To first understand the TCA peel and how it defers from other skin peels we must first discuss what a chemical peel is.
What really is a chemical peel? A chemical peel is a controlled caustic solution applied to the skin which will result in the breaking of cellular bonds in the top layers of the skin. This will result in peeling and new skin underneath being uncovered. This will give the skin a fresh, rejuvenated look.
Some skin peels are more superficial than others. A glycolic or lactic or fruit peel tend to be very light or weak and are considered to be more superficial. Light peels tend to have minor results that are not long lasting. Medium to deep peels like the TCA peel, Obagi Blue Peel and Phenol peel can go much deeper and produce astounding results. The Phenol peel is rarely used anymore due to its toxicity.
The Obagi Blue Peel is just a brand name TCA peel and is a cream mixture with a blue green dye in it that dyes the face to indicate where it has and has not been applied. The Obagi Blue Peel still requires the addition of TCA from a TCA peel to make it active.
TCA peels have been found effective and approved by the FDA for treatment of various skin disorders like skin pigmentation problems, wrinkles, fine lines and crows feet around the eyes and even all ranges of acne. Yes, TCA peels have been found to be one of the most effective skin care treatments currently available and are now available for in home use.
TCA peels used to be only an in office treatment offered by doctors, dermatologists and plastic surgeons at $500 - $20-00 per application. It was a beauty or skin care treatment for the rich. Now, TCA peels can be purchased at a great savings for in home use. TCA peels have quickly become one of the most sought after treatments known to the plastic surgery and makeover community. Its no wonder as they can actually cure bad and mild cases of acne, reverse the aging process by turning back the clock and making skin look 10 or more years younger, and remove skin problems like bad pigmentation spots, pre cancerous legions and even treat cancerous areas.
The TCA peel is one of the most effective and widely applicable skin care treatments available either in office of for home use and should be made a staple of any skin care regimen.
David Maillie is a chemist with over 12 years experience in biochemical research and clynical analysis. For more information on the Obagi Blue Peel, TCA peel for in home use and great anti-aging products and ideas please visit TCA peel for in home use.
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