Question about Chemical Peels: what is the difference between a tca peel and a q248

Article medically reviewed by Dr. Gavin Chan (MBBS, cosmetic physician, liposuctionist)

Dr. Gavin Chan

Templestowe Lower and Berwick Clinics

Dr. Gavin Chan has a background in intensive care, anaesthesia, and emergency medicine. Since 2004, Dr. Chan has provided cosmetic procedures, including anti-wrinkle injections, dermal fillers, liposuction, fat transfer, skin needling, and laser treatments. He is a doctor trainer for various dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle injections.
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What is the difference between a TCA peel and a Herbal Green Peel???


A TCA peel is a resurfacing peel using trichloroacetic acid. It is usually performed by a doctor at higher concentrations / levels. It has been used for many years, and is an excellent peel for improving fine lines, skin texture, and pigmentation. 

The Herbal Green peel uses botannical ingredients to resurface skin. We offer a similar peel at The Victorian Cosmetic Institute called the Deep Sea Peel (Cosmedix). These peels tend to be less aggressive and less effective than the higher strength TCA peels. The other advantage of TCA peel is in their application. The amount of peel applied to the skin determine how deep the peel goes. The amount of frosting on the skin that appears post application also tells you how deep the peel will go. Therefore, it is possible to be quite accurate with the treatment, as opposed to the herbal green peel which is massaged on for a period of time.





Dr. Gavin Chan
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