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If your skin shows signs of aging or just appears dull, it may be time for a facial refresh. The dead skin cells on the top layer of your skin can affect the texture, tone and brightness, making your skin look older and lifeless. Trichloroacetic acid (TCA) peels are a type of chemical peel that can remove those dead skin cells and reveal new skin for a brighter, more youthful appearance. Maia Plastic Surgery and Skincare offers TCA peel treatments at our facility in the Tysons Corner, Chevy Chase and Washington D.C. metro area.

Trichloroacetic acid is an organic compound that can be used to restore improved tone and texture to the skin. A TCA peel treatment removes damaged or dead skin cells that cause discolorations, scars, lines, wrinkles and hyperpigmentation. TCA chemical peels can be used in a variety of strengths, from a light peel for superficial skin flaws to a deeper peel to address lines, wrinkles and scarring.

TCA Chemical Peels

The TCA chemical peels procedure can help reveal healthier, more youthful skin. The procedure is non-invasive but may require downtime as the skin heals. The chemical peel treatment usually takes about 30 minutes, but it may be longer if you receive a deeper peel procedure. You will need to follow post-procedure instructions to care for your skin in the days following your TCA peel.

The amount of downtime needed after your TCA peel depends on the strength of your treatment. Deeper peels usually will require 1-2 weeks to allow the skin to heal. Redness, swelling, flaking and tenderness are common during the healing process. Patients will need to avoid sun exposure as much as possible and use the recommended sunscreen to protect their skin from damage.

TCA peel treatments can smooth and brighten your skin’s appearance. The results are evident over the following weeks and months as the new skin cells are revealed. The peeling process can help tighten the skin, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

To learn more about Trichloroacetic acid (TCA) peels and how they can benefit your skin, contact us at Maia Plastic Surgery in Tysons Corner, VA, or Chevy Chase, MD, to schedule your TCA chemical peel consultation.

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