There are many ways of treating skin problems. One of the most popular methods used by cosmetic surgeons, dermatologists and now available for use in the privacy of your home is a TCA peel. This substance is an exfoliating agent which contains an important substance for catalyzing exfoliation referred to as Trichloroacetic Acid. The acid is naturally occurring and is produced by the body at much slower rates to facilitate the removal of the outer layers of the skin. Chemical peel solutions contain this acid, and therefore has the effect of speeding up the exfoliation process to remove the old layers of skin.
With exfoliation, the skin imperfections and blemishes, which are mainly located on the outer dermis layer of the skin, are removed to pave way for the development of a new layer of cells. The TCA peel agent is currently the most recommended substance to use in treating numerous skin conditions and it enhances the ability of the skin to produce collagen and elastin. Collagen is a body protein which is essential in firming the outer layers of skin. Elastin is produced to maintain the elastic balance of the skin.
The production of both collagen and elastin is strongly increased by receiving a peel. They also firm the skin from below removing wrinkles in the process. Both the fine wrinkles and the much deeper wrinkles which are result of old age. It is therefore safe to conclude that chemical peels may be instrumental in reversing the signs of aging. Many anti-aging creams incorporate the solution in order to hasten the anti-aging process as well as enhance the qualities of the other ingredients.
Chemical peels can also be used to remove the dust and dirt particles which may occur on the outer layers of the skin. These dirt and dust particles inhibit the free flow of sebum and the production of sweat. Sebum is essential in the nourishment of skin cells, and the removal of toxic wastes from within the cells. Sweat on the other hand is used in maintaining the bodily homeostatic balance and the regulation of body temperature. Sweat is also instrumental in removing wastes that occur outside the skin cells. A TCA peel will enhance both the working of sebum and sweat to help cure your acne and get rid of acne scars at the same time. You do not have to wait until you have a serious skin condition before having a cosmetic peel as it can help you maintain your already beautiful skin as well.