Understand The Difference Between Lactic Peels and TCA Peels

April 19, 2017 0 Comments

Understand The Difference Between Lactic Peels and TCA Peels


Trichloroacetic Acid, often referred to as TCA, is an effective chemical agent used to exfoliate and renew the skin on a superficial to deep level. TCA is commonly applied to the face, neck, décolleté, hands and legs. In addition, TCA is also an excellent “spot treatment” and can be used to exclusively peel isolated areas of the skin.

The benefits of superficial TCA peels are many, but among the most notable is the ability to adjust the depth to fit the skin problem. As more coats are applied, the peel will get deeper, as the solution goes looking for protein to neutralize itself. The long-lasting results make it an ideal peel for those who prefer less peeling sessions at the cost of moderate downtime.

Skin Type:

Trichloroacetic is generally safe for most skin types particularly normal to oily, sun damaged, dull, and uneven skin. Sensitive skin should progress product potency over time.

Standard Benefits:

Improved skin tone, texture and clarity. Reduction of acne, clogged pores, scars, wrinkles and fine lines. Increase in collagen and elastin production. Trichloroacetic Acid is also beneficial for gradually removing unwanted freckles, tattoos and scars.


Maintain long-term results of a Trichloroacetic Peel with regular use of MedPeel’s Anti-Wrinkle Collagen Activator Serum as well as habitual use of SPF 30 or higher.


Lactic acid. Lactic acid is derived from sour milk. It's an alpha hydroxy acid like glycolic acid, but is much gentler and helps the skin maintain its ideal PH factor.Lactic acid peels help to remove germs, dead cells and toxins from the skin.

Lactic Acid is a non-irritating rapid exfoliator. If you are new to chemical peeling, this is the peel to try. If you have sensitive skin, lactic acid should work well for you. If you've hit a plateau with other acid treatments, this is a great alternative.


  • Loosens and removes the surface debris on the skin.
  • Softens comedomes.
  • Deep cleans pores.
  • Softens fine lines.
  • Extremely effective at stimulating natural collagen production
    for a fresh, moistened look.  Great for mature skin.
  • Is a non-irritating acid treatment and great for sensitive skin.
  • No "down time", no noticeable flaking of the skin, just a sloughing-off of the dried, glued together sebum and surface skin debris.

I'M FABULOUS Cosmetics has a lactic peel (Bio Gorgeous Peel) and a great two TCA peels. 

Click here for more information on those skin peels and how to order them.