TCA Peels

TCA Peels resurface the skin helping to reduce and eliminate the signs of ageing, fine lines and wrinkles, acne and scarring, pigmentation; and balance out uneven skin tone and texture.

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TCA Peels are generally well tolerated by most people and great for treating more serious and difficult skin concerns such as acne scarring, severe sun damage and ageing, and pigmentation which AHA/BHA based peels may find difficult to reach.

We currently have 4 levels of TCA Peels available – each getting progressively stronger and more aggressive as required, depending on the concerns we are targeting.

They are highly flexible and can often be combined with various other modalities such as Laser Genesis, Skin Needling and LED.

We can mix and match different levels to provide a highly targeted and specific approach to your concerns. Ie. we may apply Level 1 peels across your entire face but use Level 4 to spot treat pitted acne scarring.

At Stellar Skin + Body, we offer a personalised, client-focused approach. You can discuss your concerns with us in person during an obligation-free, complimentary consultation (30 minute consultation only). During the consultation, we will:

  • Discuss your concerns and what you would like to achieve
  • Provide the best advice possible to address your concerns
  • Implement a customised treatment plan tailored to you

If you require an in-depth analysis of your skin and more detailed guidance, you should consider our Clinical Consultation.

TCA Peel Benefits

TCA Peels are a cost effective alternative to ablative laser resurfacing and can successfully target and correct a large range of skin concerns including a reduction in pigmentation, softening of post acne scarring, and reducing the appearance or fine lines and wrinkles.

TCA Peel Treatments

There are multiple TCA Peel levels available. As the level increases, so does the possible down-time and inherent side-effects such as mild to severe shedding of the skin as well as the need for strict home care.

TCA Peel – Level 1

$199 (30~ mins)

TCA Peel – Level 2

$249 (30~ mins)

TCA Peel – Level 3

$299 (40~ mins)

Preparation required. Please contact us before booking this treatment.

Cosmo Peel Forte

$599 (40~ mins)

Preparation required. Please contact us before booking this treatment.

Skin Revision packages are also available! These all-inclusive packages combine multiple treatments and products designed to achieve excellent results and successful treatment outcomes.

TCA Peel Preparation & After Care

Preparation prior to treatment and after care post treatment forms a crucial part in how well your skin will respond to the TCA Peel, how quickly you recover, and the results you’ll ultimately achieve.

TCA Peel Level 1 to 3

Providing your skin is in good health and not compromised in any way, the treatment is generally well tolerated and able to proceed without any specific preparation. However, this will be determined by the clinician at the time of your treatment.

To ensure the treatment does go ahead as planned, it is advised that you undergo a Skin Consultation prior to treatment. This is especially important if you’re new client.

Cosmo Peel Forte

Requires mandatory preparation and post care! A Skin Consultation is required if you’re new client. If you’re an existing client having completed a skin consultation and currently using prescribed home care, please contact us to discuss options. 

This is a once a year treatment – and the results it can achieve are remarkable. However, those results may come with significant down time.

Although it will vary slightly from one client to another, there are specific key products that you will need to purchase and use as directed to prepare your skin prior to treatment, and support your skin post treatment. Preparation takes approx. 2-4~ weeks.

The pre and post care is critical to ensure a safe and effective treatment outcomes that ultimately produces some incredible results.

What to expect during a TCA Peel

TCA Peels performed on their own are rather quick. They are also very flexible, and in some cases can be combined with other treatments such as Skin Needling or Laser Genesis.

Individual treatments take from 30-40 minutes to perform. If you combine TCA Peels with Skin Needling or Laser Genesis, the entire treatment will take an additional 30-60 minutes.

Once in the treatment room, a discussion will take place with your clinician to ensure the treatment is safe and suitable for you. If so, the clinician will leave the room briefly (if desired) while you get comfortable on the treatment bed.

The treatment begins with a cleanse, and a quick skin sensitivity test.

All going well, the TCA Peeling solution will be applied to the skin. Unlike AHA/BHA peels which often require a neutraliser, TCA Peels do not. TCA Peels remain on the skin and will self-neutralise after a short period of time.

Depending on the level of peel being applied, you may feel a slight tingling sensation combined with heat which usually dissipates within a minute or two.

The treatment ends with the application of a sunscreen.

If you’ve opted to undergo Skin Needling or Laser Genesis as well, the treatment procedure will be altered to accommodate those options.

What to expect after a TCA Peel

TCA Peels are generally well tolerated by most, however the level (strength/percentage) of the peel can greatly affect the downtime and the pre and post care required.

TCA Peel Level 1 to 3

You can expect mild-moderate shedding of the skin for up to 7 days post treatment. The skin may feel tight and dry so it’s important to keep a basic, fragrance free moisturiser close by and use it whenever necessary. Vaseline (pure petroleum jelly) can be used if required but we suggest using the home care prescribed to you by your clinician.

You should be able to go on with your day as normal for the most part – pursuant to our Pre & Post Care Advice.

Cosmo Peel Forte

You can expect moderate-severe shedding of the skin for up to 7-10~ days post treatment. The skin will likely feel very dry and tight so it’s crucial that you use the prescribed home care as directed.

It’s important that you remain indoors – avoiding any contact with direct sunlight. If you do need to venture out during daylight hours, heavy SPF coverage and a wide-brimmed hat is imperative to protect your skin during the healing and recovery phase.

You should adhere to all Pre & Post Care Advice.

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TCA Peel FAQs and Recommendations

TCA Peels generally have a low risk profile, and pre and post care will vary depending on individual client circumstances.

You can read and review all pre and post treatment advice, as well as contraindications and precautions here: TCA Peels Pre & Post Treatment Advice

It will vary depending on what you are hoping to achieve. This can be discussed during your consultation.

These peels are not suitable during pregnancy or breastfeeding or if you are currently using or recently stopped using Roaccutane.