TCA 12.5% Directions
Trichloracetic acid (TCA) TCA peels are used to correct fine
lines, superficial scars, minimal laxity and pigmentation problems. It is
very beneficial to persons of all skin types. Ethnic skin tones such as Asian,
African-American, Italian and other darker skins tones can safely undergo
beneficial resurfacing. This peel can be used not only on the face, but on
the neck, chest, back, arms, hands, etc. Anywhere you wish to rejuvenate
or improve your skin. TCA is the active ingredient in the Obaji peel which is a 15% or
20% solution applied in multiple layers by a doctor. PSC does not recommend more than 2-3 layers
be applied without a doctor’s consent.
a Candidate for a Chemical Peel? You are a candidate if you have slight
wrinkles, hyper pigmentations, splotchiness, unevenness, acne, acne scars,
black heads or sun damaged skin. Very dark skinned individuals may use
the TCA formulation, but it will not remove spotting in the skin.
Important Contraindications of Chemical
Peels You should not have a chemical peel if you
will continue to have excessive sun exposure. Active Herpes Simplex (have a
doctor prescribe Zovirax for you), Warts,
history of Keloidal scarring, any type of recent facial surgical procedures.
You should not have a chemical peel if you've used Accutane in the last year
(it will increase your chances of scarring), or if you are pregnant
If you have any auto immune diseases, have had any recent radioactive or
Chemotherapy treatments - have sunburn, windburn or broken skin or have
recently waxed or have recently used a depilatory such as Nair or use Vaniqua.
Preparing for Your
Chemical Peel For the
best results, you should follow a skin care regimen which may include the use of
AHAs, Retin A, Kojic Acid, Alpha
Arbutin, etc. to prepare your skin’s surface, and even out the skin tone
itself. *EX- Serum 15 and Vitamin C Complex daily. This will
make the peel more effective and will make your skin less likely you
hyper-pigment. * Make sure you have a supply of SPF (100% uva & uvb) to
protect your skin before and after the peel. A minimum of 30 is required.
Helping your skin to heal After your peel it will be important to
moisturize your skin with a quality, healing ointment. We recommend Emu oil (or Hyaluronic Acid) mixed with
Copper Serum, Bacitracin, or
another comparable product. With 1 layer of 12.5% TCA there really should not
be any severe peeling or redness, but with additional layers or higher
percentages, ointments should be applied around the clock to keep the skin
After your peel
1-2 layers of TCA, your skin may feel as though you have a sunburn,
and it may also feel tight. Do not scrub your skin. Use a gentle cleanser,
pat dry and apply a moisturizing ointment. Emu or Hyaluronic Acid +CP Serum are excellent
choices to aid in healing and regeneration.
(Multiple layers should be done with extreme caution- *and should be worked-up
to gradually). It is best to apply multiple layers in an office setting. Do not
make excessive or widely exaggerated facial expressions during the peeling
phase. This could cause your skin to tear and lead to scarring.
Your skin may turn a brown color, and will shed off in approximately 7-10 days.
Just let your skin heal naturally and DO NOT EVER tug on ANY skin that is
peeling from your face (even if it is just hanging there). You can cause
excessive damage resulting in severe scarring if you tear off a piece that is
still attached at the end.
12.5% TCA should be applied no more than:
1 Layer = 1x every 1-2 weeks.
2-3 Layers = 1x every 2-4 weeks.
3-5 layers = 1x every 4-7 weeks.
*Always perform a patch
test 24 hours prior to
application to test for sensitivity.
Warning to client: Your skin condition and overall health
are the biggest factors in determining if you are a good candidate for a TCA
peel. Applying this product without proper consultation constitutes as using at
your own risk. If you have any concerns
as to whether you should be applying this peel, please see your doctor or
Step by step
READ entire front
page for precautions and warnings!
- For best results: 2-4
weeks prior to peel, prepare skin by following a skin
care regimen (as described on the front), to prepare your skin and even out the
skin tone itself. *Do not apply RetinA or a leave-on acid product the day
before your peel – Let it rest for 1 day. Never use abrasive products
immediately prior to a peel (scrubs).
- The day before the
peel, apply a test patch to check for irritation.
- Cleanse the skin with
a deep cleanser.
- Apply Peel Prep Solution B to defatt and slightly numb the skin.
- Wet ½ of a 2” gauze
or cotton pad (approximately. 25 drops) with the TCA solution. *(This is a
guideline. You want the pad to be wet, but not dripping). Hold the dry ½ with
your fingers to apply the peel with.
- Gently apply to the
skin using a horizontal motion. Do not scrub into the skin.
are an advanced peeler, you may now apply more layers of TCA for a deeper peel.
Apply solution, wait 3-5 minutes for the skin to coagulate (frosting may be
apparent), apply next layer – continue along for no more than 5 layers! You
will probably frost at 3 layers (skin turns white). *Only add on 1 extra layer
at a time per treatment. Take the process slow. It should be the 3rd.
application before you get to 3 layers!
Splash your face with
cool water to soothe it after 3-5 minutes. TCA cannot be neutralized
manually. It will stop on its own once it has completed the layer (within 4-8
minutes). After 5-10 minutes rinse solution off of face.
Let skin dry and
apply a healing ointment. Do not apply any exfoliating products at this time!
- Store product upright
in a cool, dark closet. Keep away from children and animals!
ALWAYS apply min SPF 30 while using this
product. And for several months after!
TCA 12.5% pH 1.3
Purified Water, Isopropyl
Alcohol, Trichloroacetic Acid, Glycolic acid, Lactic acid , Propylene Glycol, Glycerine,
Menthol Crystals, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Benzyl
Alcohol. pH 1.2 - 1.4
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*Misuse of this product can cause injury or burns! Always follow
directions exactly! Do not extend peeling times or alter formulations in any
way! Used as directed, our peels and products are safe and effective. By using
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