Our skin is susceptible to a number of conditions over time. These skin conditions take the form of acne, wrinkles, scars, or even bad tattoos. There are many ways that have been developed to treat these conditions, but the most popular and highly reliable method is skin exfoliation. Skin exfoliation is the removal of the outer dead layers of skin. The dead layers may need to be removed since an excess of these dead cells form a hub for germs to thrive, viruses and other bacteria. The most preferred way of achieving good skin exfoliation is through the use of chemical peels.
Chemical peels may come in a number of forms or types, such as a paste, jelly or solution. The most popular substance used in removing the outer dead layers of the skin are TCA peels. Trichloroacetic Acid (TCA) solution is relatively inexpensive, and is instrumental in the quick removal of scars, tattoos among other skin blemishes. It is important to know how to use the TCA solution as it can cause scarring and other side effects if used improperly.
Like any other chemical peel, TCA peels come in different concentrations. There is the high concentration which may contain up to 50% TCA. There is the medium concentration, which is 25% TCA. The low strength TCA peels solution contains between 10% TCA to25%. The low concentration mild peels are used in treating a number of blemishes while limiting or completely eradicating the side effects that may occur. It is important to note that low TCA peels concentration will achieve a similar result, but over a longer period of time and with minimal side effects.
The medium concentration chemical peels are the most preferred. After treating a patch or area of skin with a medium concentration, one ought to keep the treated area away from direct sunlight. The sunburn that may result could be completely catastrophic to the skin. It is also essential to treat the effected area of skin using an antibacterial ointment. The ointment will be instrumental in keeping away infections that may develop before the new layer of skin cells fully develop. Stronger solutions should be used with great care as they are mostly prescribed by medical practitioners to cover for specific ailments or cure specified conditions and are usually given by cosmetic surgeons.Stronger treatments produce a very deep peel and require much longer healing times.