What is a TCA peel?
TCA is trichloric acetic acid. TCA is used as a chemical peeling agent. TCA comes in several different concentrations. The higher the TCA concentration, the stronger the peel. Lower concentration TCA peels around 8% can be used by aestheticians safely under the guidance of a physician. The peels are comfortable and well tolerated. Medium depth chemical peels with the use of 35% TCA often times in combination with Jessner’s solution are performed by a physician with knowledge of the use of TCA peels.