CHEMICAL PEELS are for all skin types

All skin types can see beautiful results from a TCA Peel

CHEMICAL PEELS All skin types can see beautiful results from a TCA Peel

By Carla Morgan, M.A., LME

Turning to the internet for skincare advice will bring conflicting results. Googling chemical peels shows the worst of the worst images and horror stories from anonymous patients. Don’t lean on the virtual world for skincare advice. Talk openly with a real professional.

There are many types of chemical peels with different depths and strengths. Depending on the type of peel, chemical peels are safe for all skin types and skin conditions. TCA stands for trichloroacetic acid, and African- American clients can benefit from these types of peels. As a matter of fact, a TCA peel formulated specifically for darker skin is the best treatment for hyperpigmentation. One of the smartest actions to preserve the health and appearance of skin is to have a series of chemical peels during the winter months.

Imagine the streets of Times Square covered in New Year’s confetti. Along comes the sanitation guy with a push broom, brushing the confetti away with purposeful and decisive movements. Your skin is the street; an effective chemical peel is the equivalent of the sanitation guy. Whether your “confetti” is sun damage, hyperpigmentation, acne, acne scarring, or premature aging, a peel series will significantly improve the skin’s condition. A series of 3-6 peels scheduled about four weeks apart is the suggested frequency for optimal results.

Ashtoria ensures the most favorable results with a formulated daily home care product specifically designed to boost the outcome. Daily compliance of the recommended regimen is paramount to obtaining and retaining great skin throughout the peel series.

Exfoliating the skin with any type of peel causes photosensitivity. In other words, peels make the skin more susceptible to the sun and the environment. If not careful, the sun can worsen the very condition you are trying to diminish! Sunlight is stronger in the summer, and people spend more time outside during the warmer months. For these reasons, it is most efficient and effective to schedule a series of peels treatments during the winter months.

Carla Morgan is a chemist turned licensed medical aesthetician. She also holds a graduate degree in professional counseling. Carla practices aesthetics and psychotherapy at Ashtoria Aesthetics and Wellness. To schedule an appointment call (901) 310-3530 or visit

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