SKIN PEEL

The skin peel Mediviron UOA use is called tri-chloroacetic acid (TCA) and is one of the original skin rejuvenation peels. They are recommended for men and women of all ages wanting to improve moderate to severe sun damage and or signs of ageing.

Superficial TCA Peels are designed as mild to moderate peels. Their strength and therefore peeling effects can be increased, by layering the applications. The peel depth is dependent on the patient’s skin type, skin condition and desired outcome, though you will see a noticeable improvement after each peel.

THIS TREATMENT IS NOT SUITABLE FOR THOSE WHO:

  • Roaccutane used in the last 6 months
  • Dermatitis or infection in the area to be treated
  • Pregnancy
  • Abnormal wound healing

HOW OFTEN

We recommend a course of 2 to 4 peels, which is dependent on skin type, skin condition, peel strength and the desired outcome.

WHAT DOES IT FEEL LIKE

TCA peels have a burning sensation when initially applied, which subsides in a couple of minutes as it neutralises. During this time the patient holds a device over their face, which blows out cool air, significantly helping to reduce the sting. Cold compresses are applied after completion to help cool the skin.

BEFORE THE TREATMENT

Prior to have a TCA peel, we recommend that the skin is primed with active ingredients for at least two weeks prior. This is to maximise peel outcomes, assist in speeding the healing time and reduces the risk of post peel complications.  A specific skin care regime will be recommended to you at your initial consultation.

PATIENT AFTER-CARE

  • Avoid the use of moisturisers or lotions containing active ingredients such as retinol, glycolic acids, perfumes and colours. Please use the moisturiser supplied to you for 3-7 days or until your skin is no longer sensitive. Thereafter, continue with your usual moisturises unless advised otherwise.
  • Your skin will be a little more sensitive to the sun so keep sun exposure to a minimum. Please wear a hat and sunscreen daily. This should be a regular routine for you anyway!
  • Apply foundation as you wish.
  • Slight crusting and/or scabbing in particular areas may develop. If so, please do not rub or pick the skin as this may lead to a scar.

Expected changes over the next 7 to 14 days include:

Day 1 to 3 – Tight, dry skin with moderate redness and sensitivity

Day 2 to 5 – Areas of darkened skin (this is the old skin in preparation to peel)

Day 3 to 7 – Peeling or slight flaking lasting 2 to 5 days

BEFORE/AFTER