What do we envision when we think of aging skin? Wrinkles, fine lines, crows feet, skin blemishes, liver spots, just to name a few. Basically, the problem is that when we age our skin starts to lose its elasticity and ability to repair and restore itself. When we injure our skin and get a bruise it may not heal completely and leave a spot or similar blemish. When we stay out in the sun too long and develop sun spots, wrinkles and more they do not quite completely go away anymore. This is the result of aging. There are many factors that contribute to the aging process and there are now treatments that can help and reverse some or even all of this damage.
Aging is a natural process and regardless what nutrition regimen you follow it will occur. Even the best nutrition programs like Dr. Perricone and Dr. Obagi will only minimally slow down the aging process. This is where plastic surgery, steroids and hormone therapy, lasers, anti aging creams and medium depth skin peels like the TCA skin peel come in. Plastic surgery can make anyone Look Younger, but it is very expensive and not an affordable option to most consumers.
There is hormone therapy, but this has mixed reviews and is also very expensive. It is important to note that an increase in certain hormones can lead to undesirable effects like hair loss or thinning on the scalp, new facial hair growth, and serious side effects like cancer and liver disease. Lasers and skin peels are slightly more affordable but still expensive at $200 up to $1000 per treatment and many require several treatments to see good effects. Then there are the various anti aging skin creams we see hawked on TV and in almost every magazine. All promise great results, but after buying one you find it does not really work that well if at all.
There is one tried and true anti-aging skin treatment that is actually affordable and has been found effective for this use by the American Medical Association. It has also been successfully used in millions of doctors offices throughout the world, the medium depth TCA skin peel. TCA stands for trichloroacetic acid. It is a facial peel, but is stronger and more effective than any other skin peel. The TCA peel has been featured on numerous TV shows like the Swan, Dr. 90210, and various reality shows for its ability to renew and rejuvenate the skin. It is important to note that in a doctors office the cost can be $200-$500 or more per peel, but TCA peels can now be purchased for in home use for under $30 which makes them the most cost effective Anti Aging treatment currently available.
The latest medical research has proven that TCA peels do work as a proven treatment for wrinkles, freckles, sun spots, blemishes, and other numerous conditions usually attributed to the aging process. Plastic surgeon Dr. Keith Leiberman explains: “Unlike other techniques, TCA skin peels get to the root of the problem with aging skin, resulting in tremendously effective results – leaving the patient with noticeably fresher, smoother skin and great texture…with fewer wrinkles and lines!”