In combination with a special cream developed to treat various skin conditions and disorders it can be most effective in reversing sun damage, treating acne, reducing fine lines and wrinkles, removing hyper-pigmentation, liver spots and other visible signs of ageing. It can be used on the face, the neck, the chest (a particular problem area for women following prolonged exposure to the sun) and the hands. The Easy (TCA) Peel can be used on all types of skin e.g. fine skin, normal skin, or greasy or thick skin. It can also be used safely and effectively on black and Asian skin. It is important to remember however. that whilst undergoing treatment with The Easy (TCA) Peel, the skin has little or no protection to UV light (both UVA and UVB). Therefore it is important not to expose the skin to sun light for at least two weeks following The Easy (TCA) Peel treatment. You should always wear a sunscreen (minimum SPF25); even in winter and the Euro care SPF30 which is available from Skin Science.
When can treatment commence?If you decide that you are interested in The (Easy) TCA peel, you will need to have a consultation. Your practitioner will examine your skin and discuss the potential benefits and risks of The Easy TCA peel for your particular skin type and condition. If it is determined that you are a good candidate for this peel, some topical medications will be prescribed for you to prepare your skin for peeling. Gillian will examine your skin and discuss the potential benefits and risks of The Easy TCA peel for your particular skin type and condition. If it is determined that you are a good candidate for this peel, some topical medications will be prescribed for you to prepare your skin for peeling.
What areas can be treated?Most people have similar aging and sun damage changes on the neck, chest and hands, arms and legs as are present on the face. Fortunately, The (Easy) TCA peel can be performed successfully on these other non-facial areas as well.
Does the treatment hurt?No anaesthesia is necessary because the chemical solution actually numbs the skin. You may feel a warm sensation which is followed by some stinging. A solution containing TCA is applied to your skin. This is usually associated with 2-3 minutes of a burning and stinging sensation, which is very brief.
How will my skin look and feel immediately after treatmentWhen The (Easy) TCA Peel is applied to the skin, it causes the top layers of cells to dry up and peel off over a period of several days. When the old skin has peeled off, it exposes a new layer of undamaged skin which has a smoother texture and more even color. Most people take 5-7 days to heal from an average The (Easy) TCA Peel. During the healing process there is no pain, but the skin looks as if it has mild sunburn. Therefore, most patients choose to stay home during this healing time. However, if you are not too self-conscious about your appearance you may be able to work during part of your peel. Anyone who has had The (Easy) TCA Peel is more sensitive to sunlight for at least 6-8 weeks after their peel. During this time it is very important to protect the new skin with sunscreens, hats and the avoidance of strong sunlight. However, most people are anxious to protect their new improved skin from the damage of sun exposure and they continue to wear sunscreen daily, even after they have healed completely.
Without top up treatments how will my skin look and feel?Usually a few sessions of The (Easy) TCA Chemical Peel will be necessary to achieve the desired effect.
What are the side effects?Some swelling may also occur after The (Easy) TCA Chemical Peel. It is vital to follow the patient aftercare instructions in order to reduce the risk of complications with the peel. Patients who have received The (Easy) TCA Chemical Peel will be sensitive to the sun, and therefore it is crucial to properly protect the skin. The recovery period for this chemical peel averages about a week or two during which time patients may experience some redness, irritation, and discomfort in the treated areas. A week or two after The (Easy) TCA Peel, patients will begin to notice the new skin and the improvements made to their appearance. Overall, The (Easy) TCA Chemical Peel can be an effective and satisfying way to reduce imperfections and enhance the skin’s appearance. As with any procedure, not everyone is a candidate for this peel. You will be advised on your suitability for this procedure at your consultation. This must be used for best results This text does not contain all the information known about these products. For more information, please consult Nurse Gillian Graham. Results vary