Some changes will arise in our face with external factors like sunlight, smoking, drinking alcohol, stress, wind and with genetic factors as the internal factors. Wrinkles, blotchy pigmentation with aging, freckling, post acne scarring are some of these changes.
It is possible to treat such undesired changes with chemical peeling. I’ve been doing the chemical peeling with Turkish Health Ministry and FDA approved TCA (Trichloroacetic acid) in my office. The procedure begins with cleansing the skin with a special solution. After applying a local anesthetic pomade, I apply the TCA solution that I prepared the needed percent, to the problematic skin area. After waiting 3-5 minutes, I let the patient rinse the treated area with cool water and apply cool compresses. Patient do not feel any pain or burning. I finish the procedure by applying a protective ointment. The skin will have a pinkish color for following several days. There will be no wound or crust formation. I tell the patient to apply a sunscreen of factor 25 or higher before going outdoors. If the patient needs, I reapply the TCA with one month intervals.
As the result, the appearance of the skin will improve, which will have less wrinkles, blemishes and pigmentation problems. Also the skin will appear radiant and shining as a baby skin.
There are lots of scientific evidence that the TCA peels produce improvement in collagen and elastic amount in the skin that produce reduction of fine wrinkles, acne scars and dark spots in the face.
Compared to the laser applications, TCA peeling is cheaper and less risky. So I always prefer and propose the TCA peeling.