Chemical peels have become very popular in UK right now. Every have heard of a glycolic peel, but what is a TCA peel? It is a good question and lots people are wondering about. Well, Trichloracetic acid (TCA) peels are considered medium-depth peels. Yes, they are some what similar to a "lunch time peel", but they reach slightly deeper into the skin than alpha hydroxy acid (glycolic acid) peels and because of that often produce much better and longer lasting results.
Chemical peels are all the rage in UK and Ireland right now. In addition to glycolic peel, many girls choose to undergo another popular procedure, TCA Peel. So, what is it? Well, TCA is a non-toxic chemical (trichloracetic acid), which has been used to perform skin peels for over 20 years. It is a relative of vinegar (acetic acid.) When TCA is applied to the skin, it causes the top layers of cells to dry up and peel off over a period of several days to one week.