It's well known fact that there are three chemical peel types used in modern medical practice. Each of them uses different chemicals and fruit acids. Trichloracetic acid peel uses light and medium depth peels. Gentler alternative can be found in a form of glycolic acid peel.
It's necessary to admit that trichloracetic acid peel works by causing removal or sloughing of the upper skin layers. As a rule, the mentioned skin layers are damaged by various harmful factors including excessive sun exposure, neglect, wind, etc. Using trichloracetic acid peel the upper skin layers are being removed and therefore the overall skin texture is considerably smoothed, color irregularities are improved and superficial lines and wrinkles are quickly eliminated.
Trichloroacetic acid peel has an outstanding advantage of easy application (thanks to its pasty-like texture); it even ensures the uptake into the skin. Thanks to trichloroacetic acid peel patients are provided by fresher and more vibrant appearance.
It's worthy mentioning, that trichloracetic acid usage has for many years including treating wrinkles, liver spots and other pigment abnormalities, pregnancy mask and such superficial skin problems as sun damaged skin, pre-cancerous lesions, acne scarring, fine lines, freckles, superficial scars and so on.
Thus, trichloracetic acid peel is considered to be one of the most innovative ways of skin rejuvenation based on a special formulation. When this peel is applied on skin it causes the upper skin layers to dry up and peel off during a couple of days. When the skin has been peeled off, a new layer is being exposed. This new layer is made of undamaged skin with a smoother structure and healthier color.
The treatment with trichloracetic acid peel is known to be administrated with a single session with a duration of approximately 10-30 minutes. Usually during this period of time the patient is likely to experience a slight burning sensation. However, the mentioned sensation is so slight that the individual won't require any anaesthesia or sedation. At the end of the trichloracetic acid peel session the person is provided with a certain treatment information leaflet (a document or a reference card enabling the patient maximise all the treatment benefits).
One of the trichloroacetic acid peel disadvantages is that more than one session may be needed to achieve the desired result. The number of sessions is usually decided with the medical specialist during a free consultation.
Speaking about trichloroacetic acid peel it's impossible not to mention that after the procedure the person's new skin becomes too sensitive to sunlight during at least seven or eight weeks afterwards. Therefore it's very important to use effective sunscreens and wear hats to protect the skin from strong and excessive sun.
Thus, once a treatment with trichloroacetic acid peel is completed, the person can expect to shed the dead outer skin layer for about three days. The process of healing usually takes 10-14 days. During this period of time the person will definitely experience positive changes in skin appearance. However, Trichloracetic acid peel results are considered to be less dramatic and not so long-lasting as the ones of phenol chemical peel.