What is a TCA Peel?

TCA (trichloracetic acid) is an analog of acetic acid (like vinegar) and is an active ingredient in many popular chemical peels. When applied to the skin, TCA peels exfoliate the top layer of skin over the course of several days, exposing a smoother and more attractive new layer of skin underneath.

There are several strengths of TCA peels, allowing various formulations to work at different depths in the skin. The TCA formulation that will work best for your needs will depend on factors such as what you are seeking treatment for and the extent of imperfections in the treatment area.

Depending on your needs, we may recommend a light or medium TCA peel. Light peels may take two or three treatments for optimal effects, but medium peels are typically quite effective following one application. During your private and confidential consultation at Hope Medical, we can discuss what will be best for your specific needs.

What are they used for?

TCA peels are most common on the face and neck and are used to treat:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Sun damage and spots
  • Irregular skin texture
  • Brown spots and melasma
  • Certain types of acne
  • Hyperpigmentation

Light TCA peels do not require much if any downtime. Medium chemical peels may necessitate a short recovery period. Following both types of peel, however, it is important to take proper care of your skin to help prevent new problems from occurring. This includes keeping skin moisturized and protected from UV rays.

We will be happy to provide suggestions and guidance in choosing the right skin care products to help ensure you are selecting the best and most effective options for your body.


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  • 2 Sessions                                             £229
  • 3 Sessions                                             £299

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