I want to try the TCA method and I am wondering if once it is applied do I need to neutralize after?

Doctor Answers 2

TCA PEELS

I agree with Dr Emer, we see a lot of post TCA burns due to 'at home remedies' - most of these are irreversible scarring. Anything that is specialist strength should be done by a specialist. 

Having said that, I have done a video on how to do a LOW strength TCA peel at home, see below. I would not advocate more than 8% TCA, 2 coats at most. Anything more, see a Board Certified specialist. 

Dr Davin Lim
Brisbane 
Australia. 


Brisbane Dermatologist
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TCA Burn -- PLEASE SEE BOARD CERTIFIED MD

DO NOT DO A TCA PEEL AT HOME. this type of peel needs an expert and the proper technique and skill.  Best, Dr. Emer.

Jason Emer, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 165 reviews

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