Chemical Peeling

The use of a chemical solution by the physician to improve and smoothen the texture of the skin. Chemical peels can be used for facial blemishes, wrinkles and uneven skin pigmentation. Trichloroacetic acid (TCA) and alphahydroxy acids (AHAs) are the main two ingredients but the precise formula used may be adjusted to meet each patient's needs. AHAs are mainly helpful for smoothing rough, dry skin and for control of acne in addition to correct pigment problems.TCA is used to smooth out fine surface wrinkles and to remove superficial blemishes and to correct pigment problems.