Author: Ingrid Katz (Pure Aesthetics)
Both, TCA peels and needling have been around for some time and we have seen some pretty amazing results with them when done as stand-alone treatments. The combination of the two treatments now allows us to use both methods to achieve an even more effective result in one procedure.
With the TCA peel we are able to peel to a deeper level in the skin which allows for improvement to deeper lines, sun damage and uneven texture. The TCA peel is designed to penetrate the epidermal layers in order to stimulate the skin at a dermal level, it does this via a chemical reaction and the depth to which it has an effect, will depend on the layering that is achieved in treatment.
By using the Dermapen before the TCA peel, it allows for a deeper penetration of the TCA into the skin as little micro-channels are created by the puncturing of the skin that then carry the TCA down. This “puncturing” also induces a wound healing response which means more collagen stimulation, resulting in improved structure, better circulation and nourishment to the skin.
As this is a more invasive treatment, downtime should be expected. This means peeling or flaking will occur on the skin and last for about 4 days. The skin will still look “normal”, meaning minimal to no redness and inflammation, and your normal routine can continue, albeit for a specialised recovery cream that should be used daily as your moisturiser. It takes about 2-3 weeks for the skin to recover fully and the results just keep coming!
This is the perfect treatment for fine and deep lines or wrinkles, tired, dull looking skin and sun damaged skin. For ideal results, we recommend a series of 3 treatments done at 3-4 weekly intervals.