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FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

1.  What do TCA peels do?

TCA peels are medium depth peels, ranging from 15% to 30% strengths. Though their concentrations might not be as high as other chemical peels, TCA peels are considered much deeper peels than lactic acid and glycolic acid peels.

2.  What are the benefits of the other ingredients within the TCA products (Salicylic Acid and Organic Extracts)

The benefits of each extract and salicylic acid can be seen on the Extracts link, but in short, each provides its own unique benefit to enhance the overall effectiveness of TCA while reducing the recovery from TCA being utilized on the skin.

3.  What is the typical recovery from a TCA peel?

Depending on the individual, most recovery time after use is 7-10 days.

4.  What should be done after a TCA application has been performed?

As per our instructions, Apply Moisturizing Lotion with Vitamins and Minerals DAILY to speed up the healing process. We would advise againts any exposure to the sun, but if you decide to go out in the sun, distribute a small amount of sunscreen (SPF 30 or greater) to the areas that have been treated.

5.  Who should NOT utilize TCA?

If you are using Roaccutane (Accutane) or have used it in the last 24 months
If you are pregnant or lactatin
If your skin is prone to keloids (or raised scars)
If you have herpes simplex and/or are prone to cold sores
If you have undergoing chemotherapy or radiation treatments
If you are HIV positive or have AIDS
If you have under 18 years of age

6.  What are some of the side-effects of TCA?

Burning your skin
Persistent facial redness (erythema)
Skin pigmentation changes
Scarring or infection
Post-peel breakouts
Sun sensitivity

7 .  What strength should be utilized?

The strength should vary on the overall experience of the customer. If an individual has never utilized TCA before, it is recommended the lowest concentration be utilized (15%) along with a small patch test to ensure the overall effect of TCA is not too harsh for the individual. Increase in duration of the TCA being left on the skin can be increased along with the TCA concentration.

Testimonial

I had previously done a number of lactic acid peels(50%) along with some salicylic acid peels (30%)--


This was by far the best, I hesitated to perform a deeper peel earlier because I was worried-- however-- nothing to worry about-- your face will appear as though you just had a sunburn-- some parts may turn brown, but it will peel off after a few days-- nothing terribly unsightly--


As a recommendation, I'd keep some Aloe Gel (dye free- all natural) in the fridge before hand and have it ready to apply after-- (my skin hates mosturizers-- they caused me more problems than good-- I tried a bunch)


Anyway- this TCA works wonders-- will continue doing peels--

Alan P. from NC

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