Chemical Peels (TCA)

In addition to the normal aging process, the effects of sun exposure and environmental damage take their toll on our skin, causing it to wrinkle, develop “age” spots and look fatigued. The TCA peel (trichloroacetic acid) is a physician administered deep resurfacing procedure that can be very  effective for:

  • wrinkles
  • uneven pigmentation
  • sun damage
  • blemishes
  • superficial acne scars

A physician administered chemical peel, (TCA peel,) is a much more aggressive peel than the exfoliative type peels done by non physicians. It is not as invasive as laser resurfacing so the recovery time is significantly less. It is often done in conjunction with facial rejuvenation surgery, but also can be performed in the medical spa setting under mild oral sedation. The TCA peel is safe and very well tolerated. There is a fairly pain free recovery period of five to seven days during which time the outer layer of facial skin peels away. Sun protection during the healing phase is very important.

If you would like to learn more about the TCA peels, click here to request a consultation with Dr. William McClure or Dr. Rebecca Jackson, both board-certified plastic surgeons offering TCA peels in the Napa, Sonoma, Solano, and Marin County areas.


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