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What is a TCA Chemical Peel?

A TCA Chemical Peel is a tailored treatment to remove top layers of damaged skin. The process will reveal a new healthier layer and work towards banishing skin problems. The TCA peel is more intense than our normal chemical peel with greater peeling of the skin, targeting more specific skin concerns.

How does a TCA Chemical Peel work?

before and after advanced chemical peel

The facial peel works by removing the top layer of damaged skin.  A solution of Trichloroacetic Acid (TCA) is applied to the face with a dosage specifically created for your skin condition. The top layer of skin will begin to shred as soon as the treatment is over and will continue doing this for the following week.

Who can use a TCA Chemical Peel?

Those with specific skin conditions will see the best results and please note that you will only be able to have a TCA as a model if you have previously had other types of chemical skin peels. This is because the TCA is particularly strong and we need to see how your skin has reacted to previous weaker peels before treating you with a TCA.

You may be suitable for a TCA peel if you have the following skin conditions:

  • Strong hyperpigmentation
  • Strong photo-ageing
  • Sun damage
  • Acne or chicken pox scarring

You will also need to be a Fitzpatrick skin type of 1 or 2…

“What is Fitzpatrick Skin Type?”

The Fitzpatrick scale was developed in 1975 by a man called  Thomas B Fitzpatrick, it gives the ability to tell a skin tone on a scale created by the response of different skin tones to UV light.

Fitzpatrick 1: Always burns, never tans (pale complexion, blonde or red hair with blue eyes and freckles)

Fitzpatrick 2: Usually burns, tans minimally (peach or pale complexion, blonde or red hair with blue, green or hazel eyes)

If you are unsure of your skin type or whether you would be suitable for this treatment, please register your interest with us and one of our practitioners will arrange a time to discuss the treatment with you and determine your suitability. They will also need to arrange to see photos of you prior to booking an appointment.

What is the cost of the treatment?

The cost of one TCA peel is £90 which is a considerable saving on normal high street costs for a TCA.

Frequently Asked Questions

The cost for this treatment is £90.
Before the procedure, one of our clinical team will assess which peel you need based on the condition of your skin and your desired results.
You will need to have had some sort of medical skin peel before being able to have a TCA chemical peel. If you have not had a chemical peel before then please visit our Neostrata chemical peel page for more information on our starter peels. All use of exfoliates need to be stopped three days before the treatment and no use of retinol products on the weeks leading up. A personalised plan will also be set up from your initial conversation with one of our aesthetic trainers.
Sunscreen must be worn to reduce the risk of skin damage from UV rays. Painkillers may be taken to help with any pain felt from the procedure and we strongly advice you not to pick at the peeling process but allow it to happen naturally for optimal results.
The procedure will take around 45 minutes to complete.
All peels are tailored to your needs and dosage is dependent on your skin condition and desired outcome with agreement from our skin experts. Trichloroacetic Acid (TCA) has been used since 1839 and has been extensively tried and tested throughout the industry.
To book an appointment as a Cosmetic Courses model you will first need to speak to an advisor. Please fill in a contact form and a member of our friendly team will get in touch with you to discuss your options as soon as possible.

We hope you have all the information you need on becoming a model for TCA Chemical Peel Treatment at Cosmetic Courses but if you do have any queries or would like to discuss your treatment options with an advisor please register as a model with us.

Please click here for our Model Terms & Conditions.

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