EnerPeel® Trichloroacetic Acid (TCA)
EnerPeel TCA 25% is a medium to deep acting remodelling solution, delivered within an EnerPeel carrier solution; it is taken deep into the skin before being released to increase the dermal effect on promoting maximum fibre development, while also stimulating old fibre matrix breakdown. We also aim to better control epidermal trauma and erythema through reducing the TCAs activity at the surface.
‘Ageing’ can mean many things. We focus on fibroblasts; cells in the dermis that produce fibres of collagen and elastin for structural integrity and elasticity.
With anti-ageing, there is no such thing as one-size-fits-all, therefore a flexible protocol that can be tailored to each individual’s skin is needed for success in targeting the keys signs of ageing.
Mandelic Acid is an alpha hydroxy acid that has a number of chemical properties apart from acting as an exfoliating solution that does not trigger erythema. Its ability to help control rosacea has been shown, making it ideal for those prone to reddening.
It is known to be antibacterial and antiviral, and also helps to encourage vascular turnover and regeneration while suppressing reddening skin chemical reactions.
EnerPeel®: Patented Carrier Technology
EnerPeel® uses a patented carrier solution which restrains the activity of the acid until it is absorbed. This is not buffering the acid and thereby reducing its activity; it is restraining it and then releasing it to accelerate through the skin. EnerPeel®s carrier system enhances its activity for uniform and enhanced absorption of the active ingredients; with two to three times improved skin penetration.
EnerPeel TCA 25% is usually applied using the brush heads and drawing the EnerPeel solution evenly onto the skin a monolayer at a time whereby the skin looks visibly wet but the solution is not running and then left for 1 to 4 minutes on the skin or until the first sign of frosting/or the client gives discomfort scores of 7 to 8 out of 10.
Then the TCA is neutralised using an EnerPeel neutraliser wipe which will penetrate deeply into the skin and will neutralise the TCA. You are also able to wipe or wash the skin surface with cotton pads dampened with water a few minutes post neutralisation. Always use EnerPeel neutraliser as the 12% arginine neutraliser is also held in an EnerPeel carrier solution. This means it will go wherever the TCA has gone and neutralise it even deep in the skin.
This is different to other company procedures who don’t neutralise the TCA as they believe you cannot, and they don’t advocate wiping or cleansing the skin with pads dampened with water for fear of reactivating crystalised TCA on the skin. Our TCA is taken in using the EnerPeel carrier solution technology and our 12% arginine neutraliser is also held in an EnerPeel carrier and so wherever the TCA is, the neutraliser will reach it.
If a second layer is to be applied, (only do this for a greater response and ensure that the client’s skin is prepared and suitable for a double layer). It would be applied 1 minute after the first layer. It normally takes up to a minute to apply a layer to the whole face and so the second layer is usually applied immediately after completing the first, but always starting from the same point on the skin from where the application of the first layer began, and then to follow the same pattern of application as with the first layer to ensure uniform time exposure for all areas of the face..
Applying a second layer will significantly increase the impact and also post procedural erythema and desquamation. However, neutralisation should be carried out regardless of layers or timings as soon as frosting begins. Maximum exposure is 4 minutes whether it’s one layer or two layers
The aim is to apply the full 2 ml of TCA solution and so may apply again to make sure you have a good covering. (It is useful to consider that 50% of the 2ml vial contains carrier molecules and 50% is TCA molecules, and so to get the required amount of TCA for the whole area would require the full 2ml of solution). Flaking and desquamation (peeling) with an EnerPeel TCA begins later than with a standard TCA and is less and normally begins around day 3 or 4, not 1 to 3 as with standard TCA’s.
Remodelling does not start until 5 to 7 days after the peel and can continue for up to 3 months. It is advised to repeat the peel to boost the process of remodelling 21 to 28 days later and results after 3 peels are considerable. Results are enhanced by utilising the Tebiskin regimens especially using Tebiskin EGF and Tebiskin HYAL. We strongly endorse and know that supplementing the skin with products that feed the skin, protect the skin and provide introduce more ingredients to make new skin fibres, like proline for collagen manufacture and growth factors to increase fibroblast density and glucuronic acid and acetyl glucosamine for HA development. This leads to a bigger response to the peels.
EnerPeel® TCA works with these protocols:
EnerPeel® TCA works synergistically alongside our all-encompassing Anti-ageing TripleLock® products to create the complete anti-ageing protocol, boosting Hyaluronic Acid levels in the skin, enhancing new structural fibre production and supplementing skin lipids.
EnerPeel® TCA combined with TripleLock® on Pigmentation completes the pigmentation protocol, and is based on removing the inflammatory stimulus, normalising melanin production and creating a healthy skin environment.