Heal Your Skin this Winter with a TCA Peel | Malena M. Amato MD


Heal Your Skin This Winter with A TCA Peel

Just like the holidays mark a new year, a season coming to an end, a chemical peel is a way to give your face a fresh start. Chemical peels are great for any time of the year, but the fall and winter months are particularly beneficial because when the temperature drops there is less moisture in the air, so the skin tends to be at its driest. A TCA Peel is designed to remove dry skin to reveal healthier, more hydrated skin underneath.


Chemical Peels also expose the deeper layers of skin, which means the skin is more sensitive to heat and UV rays post-treatment. By getting a chemical peel during the winter, your skin is more protected during the healing stages, especially if your skin needs some extra care with multiple treatments or choosing a deeper peel.

How Is A TCA Peel Different from Other Chemical Peels?

The TCA Peel is an update on the traditional chemical peel. It contains trichloroacetic acid, a more potent form of the organic acid found in vinegar. Dr. Malena M. Amato uses different concentrations of TCA Peel for different outcomes. The milder TCA peels can target minimal skin concerns, including discoloration, enlarged pores, and skin dryness. Stronger solutions of TCA produce can target more advanced stages of skin damage, including fine lines, scarring, hyperpigmentation, age spots, and more, but will be some recovery time.

How Does a Chemical Peel Work?

The main purpose of a TCA Peel is to accelerate skin turnover resulting in healthier skin and a more uniform complexion. By gently removing the layers of dead skin cells from the skin’s surface, a TCA peel brings fresh cells to the surface. Chemical peels are great for exfoliating dead skin cells and lightening pigmentations, such as freckles, dark spots, acne scars, and fine lines. When the treatment is over, you should see brighter, tighter skin with a reduction in the size of pores and lines.


TCA peels are also great for younger patients battling stubborn, chronic cystic acne. Unlike creams or gel formulas, this treatment can penetrate deep into the skin’s surface, killing harmful acne-causing bacteria, cleansing pores, and reducing pore size, making it harder for bacteria to grow and form new acne. Repeated treatments of the TCA Peel can also help diminish the appearance of thick tissue acne scars, making the skin soft and elegant.

Why Schedule Your TCA Peel in the Winter?

You can schedule your TCA peel at any time of the year, but winter does pose a few benefits. In the winter, you don’t have to worry about constant exposure to UV light. After your TCA Peel, your skin will be more sensitive to sunlight requiring you to protect it with sunblock and protective clothing. The lack or lowering of ultraviolet light makes winter an ideal time for a TCA peel. It will also help get your skin ready for vacation plans coming up in the summer.

Schedule Your TCA Peel This Winter in Austin, TX

If you’d like to give your skin the restart it desperately needs, consider a chemical peel with Malena M. Amato, MD, in Austin, TX. This versatile, non-invasive procedure offers a safe, gentle, and effective way to refresh your skin and achieve that healthy, radiant glow. To learn more or schedule a consultation, call our office at (512) 501-1010 and receive a skin consultation with Dr. Amato. Together, you can discuss what you’d like to change about your skin and the best ways to meet your goals.