Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Glycolic Peel and TCA Peel

Difference between TCA and Glycolic PeelGlycolic and TCA peels are used for mainly the same things, but TCA is better for hyper-pigmentation issues, and since it stimulates the dermis more, collagen will be produced and a more tightening effect can be acheived.

GLYCOLIC ACID PEELHydroxyacids are non toxic substances found in the human body, fruit, wine, milk, sugar reed, etc. They act as peeling agents and are very beneficial for treating wrinkles, acne, sun-damage... The alpha-hydroxy-acids family includes: glycolic, lactic, malic, hydroxyicaprylic, hydroxyetanoic, etc.
These types of substances accelerate the turnover of skin cells, remove lesions, restore steadiness, elasticity and have "true" moisturizing characteristics. They not only accelerate the cellular exchange, or remove the dead cells as it often hails the pharmaceutical industry, but they improve the renewal of the skin strongly, increasing the collagen, elastin and the inside hydration, stimulating the production of proteins moisturizers and sugars.
They can be used for improving the penetration of substances through the derma. They are used mainly for anti-wrinkle effect: it opposes the aging of the skin, with the use the derma returns to have the thickness and turgidity of that of a juvenile. It stimulates the fibroplast directly and therefore the collagen, elastin and mucopolisaccaridi that maintain the young and elastic skin. Although it is an exfoliant, in time great thickness will be had, in fact being igroscopyc (it absorbs water) it develops intense moisturizing action.


Glycolic peels can effectively treat:
reduce fine wrinkling
treat areas of dryness
reduce uneven pigmentation aid in control of acne smooth rough,
dry skin improve texture of sun-damaged skin

Glycolic peels may cause the following:
stinging redness irritation crusting,

flaking, or scaling dryness

TRICHLORACETIC ACID Peel (TCA)

The TCA peel works by causing sloughing or removal of the upper layers of skin. Normally these are the layers that are damaged by the elements such as sun, wind and neglect. By removing the upper layers of skin, the overall skin texture is dramatically smoothed, superficial wrinkles are quickly eliminated and color irregularities are improved. The advantage of this peel is that its pasty like texture makes the application easy and ensures even uptake into the skin. Patients benefit by regaining a fresher more vibrant appearance.
TCA peels can effectively treat:
Dull, weathered skin

Freckling Blotchy pigmentation (including melasma)
Sun damage (including pre-cancerous lesions)
Fine wrinkles s
Shallow acne scars

TCA is a non-toxic chemical, and is applied on an outpatient basis. It is convenient and relatively painless. Usually associated with only 2-3 minutes of a burning and stinging sensation, the discomfort is so brief that most patients choose not to use any sedation or anesthesia.

The Treatment
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. When the old skin has peeled off, it exposes a new layer of undamaged skin which has a smoother texture and more even colour.
TCA is applied to your skin. Treatment is administered in a single session, of around 15 – 30 minutes duration. During this period, you may experience a slight burning sensation. This sensation is so slight, no sedation or anesthesia is required.

Source: http://www.platinumskincare.com/tca-acid-peel.htm
http://www.healthsystem.virginia.edu/uvahealth/adult_derm/chempeel.cfm

2 Comments:

Blogger Tomjeffy said...

Nice peels it I am new to this blog, so feel free to comment and add your thoughts. I would love to hear what you guys have tried and what works best for you!
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