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TCA Peel in Newport Beach

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Chemical peels are a popular form of facial resurfacing that works to restore the skin on your face and reveal a fresh, healthy new glow.

There are many different types, strengths, and brands of peels available in the beauty and cosmetic enhancement community, and some may be more appealing to patients than others. Many are available as at-home treatments as well as in-office procedures, but it is important to remember that you may not get the same level of results if you try to administer treatments yourself.

Visiting a licensed and experienced cosmetic professional, like top-rated Newport Beach plastic surgeon, Dr. Kevin Sadati, can help give you a higher-quality chemical peel treatment with access to some of the best quality ingredients available.

What Are TCA Peels?

Trichloroacetic peels, or TCA Peels generally use non-toxic acids to non-invasively treat common skin discolorations, blemishes, or age-related concerns. It can be a relatively simple approach to helping reverse or reduce certain issues that may have developed over time as a response to the sun, hormonal changes, stress, age, and more.

This peel gets its name from the Trichloroacetic Acid also known as TCA. This acid is wonderful for smoothing skin tone and texture. Our Newport Beach TCA peel is usually about a 15-30 min in-office procedure with little to no pain. We use a prescription-strength numbing agent to make your experience comfortable; however, the acid might cause a slight little stinging sensation initially that usually dissipates within seconds.

Unlike other facilities or at-home treatments, Dr. Sadati will use his personal expertise and knowledge of aesthetic techniques to help customize your facial and chemical peel. Together, you will be able to discuss the best skincare approach for you to help manage and maintain your beauty goals long term.

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How Long Does the Procedure Take?

A TCA chemical peel procedure is generally short and can be performed comfortably at our facility in under an hour.

Typically, patients can expect to set aside at least thirty minutes, and while there is some recovery time, you will be able to comfortably leave the office after your appointment. If you are looking to achieve a certain result or address a specific goal, you will likely need a treatment program, which will be tailored to you by Dr. Sadati. The length of treatment will also depend on the area you want to have treated.

What Type of Chemical Peel is Right For Me?

Dr. Sadati believes beautifully bright and youthful skin can help patients truly feel more confident and powerful in their own skin. He combines his passion for beauty and love for art to deliver an unprecedented level of care and attention to every patient, no matter what type of treatment they desire.

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He works hard to pair patients with the right treatment for them and will work closely to ensure they understand the procedure and what it will entail. Together, you can discuss scheduling a chemical peel and what the best concentration or strength will be best for you. Contact us today to schedule a consultation in Newport Beach!

What Does a TCA Peel Correct?

The trichloroacetic acid peel, or TCA peel, is an excellent option that we offer at our facility. It works to remove dead skin cells and provide chemical exfoliation to the skin to reveal a more youthful finish and treat common skin concerns, ranging from melasma, acne scarring, sun-damaged skin, signs of aging, and more.

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The main ingredient in the peel helps to remove the dead, damaged skin cells on the surface to help make room for new skin and cell regeneration. TCA peels have been shown to help: Hyperpigmentation, icepick scarring, evening skin tone, active acne, brightening skin. It can be administered to different areas of the body, in addition to the face, as well, such as:

  • Neck
  • Back
  • Chest
  • Shoulders
  • Upper arms

Who Should Get a TCA Peel?

A TCA peel is an excellent option for patients who want a non-invasive approach to cosmetic enhancement and skin correction. This peel is generally considered medium strength, though you may be able to customize your unique treatment. To find out more about our TCA peel Newport Beach plastic surgeon, Dr. Kevin Sadati, can answer any questions you have during a consultation. Call us today to schedule!

It’s advised that TCA peels are only administered by a skincare professional or licensed physician. Applicable candidates include patients who:

  • Are not pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Do not have skin conditions such as psoriasis, eczema, or rosacea
  • Can avoid being outside for long periods
  • Do not have a history of keloids or issues healing
  • Have realistic expectations of the results
  • Are no on the acne medication isotretinoin (Zenatane, Amnesteem, Claravis) 
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What is Recovery Like After a Chemical Peel?

A chemical peel is a topical treatment that is completely non-invasive and does not require any surgery or injections. However, you will need to set aside some time to recover from a TCA peel. Their is about a 2-7 days of downtime but it does depend on the strength of the peel.

Your skin will likely be red and sensitive in the first few days. You may see results after your treatment, but they will likely become more visible as the skin peels away to reveal the new layer. It’s important that you avoid direct sunlight and use sun protection, even on a cloudy day. This will help protect your skin. You should also avoid picking or scratching at the results to help ensure you don’t cause any further skin issues.

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359 San Miguel Dr, Suite 200 Newport Beach CA 92660

Clients from around the globe travel to see Dr. Sadati for his surgical expertise. He and his surgical team provide the highest standard of patient care, from the initial consultation, to complete recovery and conclusion of your care. Our friendly staff is available to accommodate you in any way that we can.