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Written by Dr. Ringpfeil

TCA (Trichloroacetic Acid) Peel

Overview: Various concentrations of this synthetic compound achieve a superficial to medium depth peel.

Expected results: Reduction of fine and intermediate lines, skin tightening, even skin pigmentation and removal of some sun spots, removal of shallow acne scars, removal of precancerous conditions.

Preparation: The effects of a trichloroacetic acid peel and the efficiency of the peel can be potentiated by starting sunscreens and a retinoid as part of a rigorous skin care regimen several weeks prior to your peel. The night before the peel, any retinoid must be stopped and may be resumed several days after the peel when the refreshed skin is visible. The morning of the peel, there is no necessity to apply any medicinal product other than your daily sunscreen.

Post treatment instructions: The day of the peel, apply a gentle moisturizer (with sunscreen if sun-exposed area was treated) to the area several times; resume your daily skin care regimen the day after the peel with the exception of a retinoid that may be restarted after several days.

Time to desired results: 5 days (surface smoothing) to 3months (collagen production)

Contraindications: Use of isotretinoin (Accutane) in the past 12 months, history of phenol peel.

Downtime: 5-7 days of mask-like exfoliation of the treated area

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everyone seemed genuinely friendly.

#12020-11-27

Everyone was incredibly kind, informative and helpful. It was one of the best doctor office experiences I've ever had.

#22020-06-22

Using a computer to fill out the new patient forms!

#32020-11-07

Excellent service, did not have to wait long to be seen!

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Everyone was helpful. The appointment time was met and the service was wonderful.

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The help desk (reseptionist/m.a) was phenomenal!

#72020-04-23

This was an emergency appointment, and you all took wonderful care of me!!! Thanks so much!

#82020-06-13

I loved the office space. Very friendly and the decor was very nice. I also appreciated the opportunity to do documentation on the computer.

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The office has a very relaxed setting this was the most comfort that I ever felt going to any doctors office, and also great music, you guys we here from me around the holidays and after my outcome with the other specialist!!! Thanks again!! Service AAAAA+++++++++

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Less wait time for an appointment.

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Can't think of anything. I feel good about this visit.

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#42021-01-17

I wish the aesthetician was available earlier in the morning or later in the afternoon to accomodate working women.

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Evening hours

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A follow up, even if its an email, after the apt. could help!

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