Chemical Peel & TCA cross

Use of chemical solutions (TCA and other) to destroy and peel of a number of skin layers and for chemical reconstruction of scars.

Chemical Peel & TCA cross

With superficial peeling, several layers of the epidermis are peeled off. The peeling is used to treat skin problems such as blemishes linked to oily skin (comedones, microcysts, dilated pores), superficial pigmentation or to refresh the complexion and reduce pigmentation in melasma for instance.
The products we use for superficial peels are glycolic acid (fruit acid or AHA), salicylic acid and trichloroacetic acid (TCA).

In medium peels, the entire epidermis is peeled off and the superficial part of the dermis. This peeling is used to treat deeper or thicker lesions.
We use TCA 35% and 50% to treat medical conditions like xanthelasma, solar lentigos, actinic keratosis and to treat acne scars.

TCA ‘CROSS’ stands for ‘Chemical Reconstruction of Skin Scars’.
Using very high concentrations of TCA (90%) it allows to rebuilt deep atrophic scars (ice picks, rolling-and boxing scars). After this procedure it is important to avoid sun exposure for 4-8 weeks. Even without sun exposure there is a risk of pigmentation, so it is not suitable for all skin types.

During a first consultation, the dermatologist will determine which peel is most suitable for you. It will also be discussed which preparation and
aftercare the treatment will require