What Is a Glycolic Acid Peel?
Chemical peels that have glycolic acid as the primary ingredient are referred to as glycolic acid peels.
Wrinkles and acne are commonly treated using glycolic acid. Glycolic acid is a naturally derived substance that comes from the acid in fruits and in sugarcane. It belongs to the alpha hydroxyl family. When this acid comes into contact with the skin, it causes the top layer of skin to break down by removing the substance that adheres older, damaged skin to the surface of the face. Once the outermost layer of skin has been removed, the fresh layers of skin that were underneath become visible. Since the new skin layer has not been damaged, it has a vital, young, and fresh appearance.
Most people are pleased with the results they receive from a glycolic peel. Patients who undergo this treatment have a more youthful appearance, they have fewer wrinkles and fine lines, and their skin appears clear and less oily.
What Is a TCA Peel?
Skin is left with a healthy, refreshed appearance after a TCA peel. This procedure changes the texture of the skin so that it appears smoother. As a common treatment for acne, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, and fine lines, a TCA peel minimizes the telltale signs of aging while at the same time giving skin an even tone.
Trichloroacetic acid is the active ingredient used in this procedure. Patients can receive a deep peel, a medium peel, or one that is just superficial.
Symptoms Addressed By A TCA Peel
- Damage caused by the sun
- Variations in their facial pigmentation
- Wrinkles and fine lines
- Age spots
A person who has any of these symptoms may appear to be a lot older than they are or a lot older than they feel. This chemical peel will give your skin a youthful appearance and a revived, regenerated feel. Sun damage and some fine lines will be gone, and your face will have a smoother, more even skin tone.
Who Is a Candidate for a Glycolic Peel?
A wide range of individuals can reap the benefits of a glycolic peel. Patients who are looking to remove fine lines, minimize the appearance of wrinkles, improve their overall appearance, and correct blemishes and freckles may benefit from this treatment.
Melanin is the substance that gives skin its color and is primarily found in the outermost layers of a person’s skin. Glycolic peels attack and destroy excessive amounts of melanin in the skin, which in turn leaves the skin with a skin tone that is more natural and even.
Glycolic peels are an effective treatment for acne as well as sun damaged skin that might have cells that are precancerous.
Glycolic Peel Results
Results will be seen immediately after the first peel. As more treatments are applied, greater improvements will be seen in the skin’s texture, and it will have a rejuvenated appearance.
This treatment can be used for all skin types and all skin tones. Dry skin types, normal skin types, or combination skin types can benefit from this peel. Even acne sufferers can undergo this treatment. In fact, the procedure may actually improve their acne.
Am I a Candidate for TCA Treatment?
Men and women who want to make their skin’s texture look better and who want to look younger are the ideal candidates for this treatment. Unlike other deep penetrating peels, a TCA peel works perfectly on individuals who have light brown or olive complexions. Patients should be aware that for at least one week after the procedure, their skin will have a severe sunburn appearance. People looking to repair certain body imperfections are also good candidates for a TCA peel.
How the Treatment Works
The procedure is performed in the calm, relaxing, and comfortable setting of our offices. The first step will be to have a consultation with Dr. Abramson. During this consultation, you will be able to explain what you want done and learn about the procedure options that are available.
TCA peel target areas
- The neck
- The area under your eyes
- The skin surrounding your mouth
- Your face
The TCA peel procedure may require some downtime. The procedure removes the outer layer of your skin. Once this heals, new collagen is created, and you will look younger and refreshed. However, in the days following the procedure, your face will have a red and flaky appearance. This is not a cause for concern since, within just a few days, your face will begin to return to normal. However, during the healing process it is advisable to stay home from work and avoid social activities. The results that come from having this peel are worth it. You will look younger, and your skin will look rejuvenated.
Glycolic Peel/TCA Peel Costs
For your financing needs, Alphaeon™ and CareCredit® are offered. You can learn more details about Glycolic Peel and TCA Peel prices by talking with the staff at either of Dr. Abramson’s offices.