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    day twilight sedation
    hospital in Perth

TCA Peel

**Results may vary from person to person**

What is a TCA Peel?

Harnessing the potent, fast acting benefits of Trichloracetic acid, the TCA 12% peel treatment deeply exfoliates the skin and can refine, hydrate, refresh and plump the skin. Recommended for women and men of all ages with mild to moderate sun damage or signs of aging, TCA peels are known for improving skin tone and texture on the face, neck and décolletage with minimal discomfort or downtime.


  • Firms, hydrates and plumps the skin
  • Improved absorption of active skincare ingredients due to exfoliation of the skin’s upper layers
  • Restores radiance and improves clarity
  • Improves the appearance of photo aging (premature aging due to sun damage)
  • Visually retexturises the skin

**Results may vary from person to person**


There are some reasons why the TCA Peel may not be suitable for you. These include:

  • Sunburn in the treatment area
  • Facial surgery within the last 12 months
  • Anyone pregnant or breast-feeding should seek medical advice before proceeding
  • Recent use of Roaccutane – use of the medication must have stopped for double the amount of time it was being taken
  • Eczema, active rosacea, dermatitis, or open wounds of any kind
  • Cancer or radiation therapy
  • Active Herpes Simplex (cold sores)
  • IPL, waxing, injectable treatments or laser therapy within the last week

Note: Anyone prone to cold sores should advise their nurse or dermal therapist

How many sessions do I need?

It depends on factors such as the desired outcome, peel strength, and skin type and condition, but we usually recommend a course of 2 – 4 peels.

What does it feel like?

Patients initially experience a hot prickling sensation as the TCA Peel is applied, which neutralises and subsides after a few minutes. This is also helped by a device which blows cold air onto the treated area and helps to significantly reduce the sting. Designed as a superficial, mild peel you will see a noticeable difference after each session but the strength and therefore affects can be increased by layering applications. This will depend on the patient’s skin type, desired outcome, and skin condition.

How does my skin look after the treatment?

  • Skin will appear shiny, and feel tight and dry
  • Sensitivity and mild to moderate redness (similar to sunburn) which will last 12 – 48 hours
  • Dark, dull areas on the skin may appear as it prepares to shed
  • Sheet peeling (like sunburn) will occur for around 3 – 7 days after your treatment, will occur in varying amounts. Do not pick or peel skin prematurely as it can lead to scarring
  • Skin is often slightly pink for 1 – 2 days after it has shed, is more even in colour, feels smoother, and has a healthy glow

Potential complications

  • Peeling or picking of the skin prematurely may lead to prolonged healing, infection and scarring
  • Possible herpes simplex outbreak if prone to cold sores
  • Hyperpigmentation (darker areas of pigment on the skin) lasting 1 to 12 months
  • Some clients may experience mild temporary swelling of treatment area

Skin Preparation

We recommend priming the skin with Ultraceuticals Even Skintone Serum and/ or A Smoothing Complex for a minimum of 2 weeks before having a TCA peel. This will help to speed up healing times, maximise peel results and reduces the risk of any post-peel complications. At your initial consultation a specific skincare regime will be recommended.


TCA 12% Peels will take approximately 45 minutes to complete. A course of three (3) TCA 12% peels may be recommended and are performed fortnightly to monthly apart.

Full Face and Neck: $180
Full Face Neck and Décolleté: $220
Upper Back: $180
Courses of treatments are available at a discount when purchased up front.

10% discount for a package of 3 purchased up front
15% discount for a package of 6 purchased up front

Prices are also available for other areas of the body and can be discuss with your therapist.

Post TCA 12% Peel care for the 5-7 days after your treatment

  • Do not exfoliate of pick at peeling skin
  • Do not use products containing AHA’s, BHA’s, Vitamin A (Retinol), astringents or exfoliating granules
  • Do not expose the skin to sun
  • MUST apply a sunscreen daily
  • Apply moisturiser as required (skin is best to remain moist during this time)
  • Avoid vigorous exercise, saunas, chlorinated and salt water pools, steam baths and hot showers for 48 hours following your treatment
  • Avoid waxing, IPL, Laser or depilatory creams for 2 weeks following your treatment
  • Avoid applying tanning products for 2 weeks following your treatment

You can expect the following changes to occur:

Day 1 to 3 – Tight, dry skin with mild 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

Home Care Products to use for the following 5 – 7 days

To avoid sun sensitivities it is essential to apply a broad-spectrum sunblock every day, and avoid the use of all exfoliating products. We also recommend:

Normal/ Dry Skin Types

  • Ultra Hydrating Milk Cleanser/ Ultra Balancing Gel Cleanser
  • Ultra B2 Hydrating Serum/ Recovery Face & Body Cream
  • Ultra Moisturiser Cream/ Ultra Rich Moisturiser Cream/ Ultimate Bio-Repair
  • Protective Daily Moisturiser SPF30-50+

Normal/ Oily Skin Types

  • Ultra Balancing Gel Cleanser/ Ultra Clear Foaming Cleanser
  • Ultra B2 Hydrating Serum/ Recovery Face & Body Cream
  • Ultra Hydrating Lotion/ Ultimate Bio-Repair
  • Protective Daily Moisturiser SPF30-50+


  • Mild bar or liquid soap/ Ultra Balancing Cleansing Gel
  • Recovery Face & Body Cream
  • Ultra Hydrating Lotion
  • Protective Daily Moisturiser SPF30+, SPF50+

If you have any concerns or questions please call the office on 9382 4800.

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