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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 was superb

#12018-09-09

The doctor was very friendly and made everything relaxing.

#22019-04-26

I liked how the doctor gave me the prices of procedures that we discussed. Every doctor should do that!!

#32019-07-30

Bravo!! I am very impressed with the doctor, staff, facility, everything right down to the current magazines available in the reception room(that I didn't even get to read!). I can highly recommend you with trust and confidence.

#42011-06-02 14:18:32

Everyone was very attentive and I didn't feel rushed. Soothing atmosphere and even the temperature in the office and waiting room was perfect! The doctor exceeded my expectations - wonderful experience!

#52011-06-02 11:41:01

very professional

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very professional

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Art work

#82019-03-27

Knowledgeable and friendly staff...very short wait

#92010-12-22 11:56:01

Doctor was very friendly & knowledgable. I especially appreciated that she seemed unrushed and focused on me. I am hopeful that the procedure she recommended will improve my condition (facial scar).

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I have no suggestions. I am very pleased with ever aspect of my care

#12010-10-18 16:25:51

let people know about opportunity for free consultation with Jill(?) when making appointment.

#22010-09-13 11:24:22

you are the best!

#32011-08-10 10:32:44

My only complaint is that I work and live (1 mile from) Center City, PA and I wish the office (Dr. Ringpfield) had weekend or later hours. Dr. Heckman was great but she cannot assist me with my cosmetic issues. Overall - like the office and professionalism.

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all good

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Everything was good

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Impossible! Best medical office experience possible.

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There was some wait between my initial interview with the medical assistantand my meeting the physician. This wait could have been shorter.

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Keep it up!

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Service was excellent!

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