Lewis Plastic Surgery: Gordon Lewis, MD
2331-A Robious Station Circle
Midlothian, VA 23113
Trichloroacetic Acid, often referred to as TCA, is a type of chemical peel, used to exfoliate and renew the skin on different levels. From superficial to high level it is one of the strongest peels available and known for giving excellent results. This peel is recommended for most skin types, particularly normal to oily skin.
The purpose of this peel is to improve the appearance and texture of the skin, fine lines, wrinkles and acne scars, also to even skin tone. These chemical peels are highly effective in promoting skin smoothness and vitality also great treatment for sun damage skin.
Please inform us of any condition that may have bearing on this peel such as: pregnancy, recent facial surgery, allergies, cold sores or use of topical or oral medications: Tretinoin, Retin-A, Accutane, Differin, Tazorac.
The first step in this treatment is to clean the skin and use a toner. The next step would be to degrease the skin by using a medical grade degreaser on the area of your skin you want to apply the peel. This step will not only remove the surface oil to enhance the peel penetration but also kill bacteria. This step is optional if you have sensitive skin.
The next step will be to apply the peel, the length of time the peel remains on the skin will vary according with how strong the peel is and the sensitivity of the patients skin. The skin is then neutralized with water or a neutralizer that comes along with the specific peel.
The last step in this process will be the application of moisturizer and sunscreen SPF 30.
This treatment improves color, freshness, texture, skin tone, and fine wrinkles. It will also improve superficial discoloration, such as age spots and Melasma and will work great with acne prone skin.
After most peels, the skin will be pink to red, and look shiny and tight. It is vital to apply sunscreen of SFP 30 or greater to the skin and do not use any products that will irritate or exfoliate your skin like glycolic acid, retinol or clarisonic brush in the next 48 hours. You must also stay out of the sun, as your skin will be very sensitive to UV rays and could be damaged by sun exposure. The skin will begin to flake or peel within 2–3 days after the treatment, this is your skin purging toxins and is a normal effect. To maximize results you will need to use a medical grade skin care regimen.
All our Peels are epidermal; you will get the same results with a series of six peels as if you were getting a deep peel; with out the risk of more hyperpigmentation, down time, pain and discomfort.
Recommended Course of Treatment
Best results are achieved when it is done in a series of six treatments every other week. This course of treatment is approximately 3 months.
$80 per treatment—with the purchase of 5 treatments, you will receive the 6th treatment at no charge.
This treatment will take about 30 minutes, so please plan accordingly when scheduling your appointment.
Call Lewis Plastic Surgery (804) 267-6009 or stop by our office during business hours to set up a consultation with our esthetician.
Gordon Lewis, M.D.
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