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21% TCA Peels
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21% TCA Peels

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Trichloracetic Acid is the primary ingredient in the Obagi Blue Peel.Noticeable peeling will be realized, with some down-time that will vary from client-to-client, dependent upon your skin type.

Our TCA Home Peels are excellent for softening deeper wrinkling, 
reducing/removing less severe facial lines, improving sun damage, fading hyperpigmentation (freckles, "age" spots), reducing scars (not keloid scarring, however), reducing acneic conditions with/without scarring, reducing and/or completely removing upper lip lines.  Improved skin coloration/brightness will be seen after peeling, with a fresh, more refined texture to the skin.

***TCA peels typically tighten the skin and provide a lifting effect.

***Begin with our 12.5% peel if you haven't used TCA's previously.  Once you have become accustomed to using TCA's at home...and should you feel you need to use a stronger percentage...graduate-up to the 15% or 18%.  

21% should *only* be used by clients who have tolerated the 18% very well.  21% is *very* strong and not for the beginning/novice TCA user.

A TCA peel of 12%, 15%, 18% or 21%, performed at a doctor's office,would cost at  *least* $500 for one treatment.

*****SAMPLES=TCA+DIRECTIONS (this s not a kit)*****

COMPLETE TCA KITS (pictured)

Choose from 1/2 oz, 1 oz, and 2 oz Kits
Kits include: TCA acid, protective gloves, green tea/pomegranate cleansing gel, post peel neutralizer, directions


Purity and Formulation:

Makeup Artist's Choice TCA's are formulated in carefully controlled FDA registered facilities with Reagent Grade (ACS) ingredients, medical grade. Reagent grade is the highest purity level obtainable. The American Chemical Society (ACS) establishes the laboratory standards for all Regent grade chemicals. 

Please be cautious when purchasing online peels.

We use only FDA registered laboratory facilities to ensure the highest purity medical grade and professional formulations.  Beware of TCA "homegrown" concoctions being offered on eBay and sub-standard websites.  Some websites boast personal licensing in the skin care field and the qualifications of their "chemist."  

Others offer rock-bottom pricing.  There's a reason for this.....their products have *not* been formulated in registered, quality-controlled FDA Lab facilities.  Quality-control ensures the purity and safety of the product.  FDA Lab Registered facilities are monitored (unannounced visits by FDA reps), and must adhere to strict GMP (good manufacturing practices).  FDA Lab formulated products ensure you are getting products handled by certified chemists, working in quality-controlled laboratory facilities registered with the FDA.  Our lab is FDA and EPA registered, certified for GMP. FDA lab formulated products come with certifications that are kept on-file for proof of formulation. That's your guarantee the product advertised is indeed what you are receiving. 

Pre-Peel:

Using alpha hydroxy products for a week prior to your TCA peel....glycolic acid, mandelic acid, lactic acid.... will help to "prime" the skin for the TCA.  Do not, however, use an alpha hydroxy acid.....nor any other acid.....on the same day as your TCA peel. While priming the skin isn't an absolute prerequisite, it may help you to realize a more productive peeling experience.  If you are planning to use our stronger TCA peeling products at a later time, prime your skin with our Retinol or Alpha Hydroxy Peels (glycolic, lactic, mandelic).

If you are using this peel primarily for hyper pigmentation issues, use our 40% Lactic Acid Peel, along our Fade Serum for 2-3 weeks pre-peel.  Use the peel once weekly and the serum twice a day.  

Cautions:

  • Do not use this product if you are currently using Accutane, 
    or have used Accutane anytime within the last 24 months, as scarring may result. 
  • Darker skin tones should avoid TCA peels above 15%.  Darkening of the skin could occur.  Alternative peels are available.  Please ask us for guidance, and we will help you choose the best peel.
  • Do not use a TCA peel if you have herpes simplex. 
  • Do not use if you are pregnant. 
  • Do not use if you are lactating. 
  • Do not use if you tend to keloid. 
  • Do not use if you are undergoing chemotherapy or radiation. 
  • Do not use if you are HIV positive or have AIDS. 
  • Don't apply the TCA to areas where you have used hair removal products, have shaved, or used granular exfoliation products or buffing pads for several days pre-peel.  We need non-irritated skin for best results. 
  • Discontinue acid-based products, retinoids, acne skin products, granular products, and other exfoliators for 48 hours before peel application and 2 weeks post-peel.  

What You'll Need To Provide:

  • Petroleum jelly, an anti-biotic ointment, and an anti-itch cream.  Vaseline (petroleum jelly), Bacitracin or Neosporin (anti-bacterial creams) and Lanacaine or Cortaid (anti-itch) are recommended. 
  • An accurate kitchen timer. 
  • Q-tips or cotton pads, or gauze pads for applying the peel to skin.  Use the implement with which you are most comfortable.

How Long Will My Results Last?

--Several months for most clients.
--Using glycolic or lactic acid peels on a weekly basis will help to maintain your results longer.

Frequency Of Use (these are general guidelines for the majority of clients): 

Most clients using the 12.5% TCA will need to do a series of 2-3 peels, spaced about 2-3 weeks apart to realize optimal results.  Subsequently, use the peel every 60-90 days.  Light flaking or peeling for most.
  
Clients using the 15%, 18% and 21% strengths will realize more pronounced results and may need to do only 1 treatment.  Subsequently, use the peel every 60-90 days.

  • 12.5% is a light peel 
  • 15% is a light-medium peel  
  • 18% is a medium peel 
  • 21% is a medium-strong peel and should be used ONLY by clients who have tolerated the 18% with no problems. 
  • 24% is a strong peel
  • 30% should *never* be used at full strength... use our dilution recipes to create varying peel strengths for versatility 

If you are unsure where to begin, it's always a good idea to begin with the lightest strength.  We offer you a step-up program for safe usage. 

Do NOT begin with the 18% or 21% TCA unless you have used 15% several times successfully.  18% and 21% are much more aggressive peels and should not be applied to skin untested by TCA's previously. 


BE CERTAIN TO READ DISCLAIMER AT BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE
By ordering from this site, you agree to the waiver


ALWAYS NEUTRALIZE THIS PEEL PROPERLY.  THIS IS *NOT* A SELF-NEUTRALIZING PRODUCT.  If the burning from the product is too much for you, neutralize immediately.  Once the acid is off the skin, the burning sensation will stop.  

Use the results of your patch-test as a guide for the length-of-time you leave it on the skin.  Complete and concise instructions will be included with your purchase along with "what if" scenarios.  We have noted the items you'll need to provide above.  All other items necessary for the treatment will be included with your kit.

After the Treatment: Post-peel, your skin will continue to improve for 14-21 days as cell turnover takes place and your skin returns to a normal pH level. 

Moisture - Use your Neosporin for 48 hours post-peel.  Then consider using our BellEvolve Advanced Hyaluronic Acid Serum for deep hydration which bonds to the water in your skin cells.  

BellEvolve Advanced Hyaluronic Serum - Nano Technology

Store TCA Peels in cool, dry place for 12-18 month shelf-life.


Formulated in the USA at FDA Registered Laboratory Facility.
ACS (American Chemical Society) Regeant Quality - Medical Grade - the highest purity available. 

Legal Disclaimer:  Information provided within this entire website is intended to be used as general information-only and is in no way intended to replace medical advice, is not to be used as a medical treatment program, nor to diagnose or cure of any disease or medical condition. Always consult with a qualified physician for medical advice.  You are solely responsible for the use and misuse of products offered and for all actions and consequences of that use or misuse. Because each person's skin is unique, we make no warranties, expressed or implied, regarding the effectiveness of products. You are using products listed on our web site at your sole risk and are responsible for all actions and consequences of use and misuse. Always patch test products before use.

Keep products out of reach of children!
Misuse of chemical products can cause injury and burns.

AGREEMENT:  You agree to indemnify and hold harmless Makeup Artist's Choice, Inc., www.makeupartistschoice.com, its officers, employees, agents, and suppliers from and against any and all claims, charges, demands, damages, liabilities, losses, expenses, and liabilities of whatever nature and howsoever arising (including but not limited to any legal or other professional fees and the costs of defending or prosecuting any claim and any other direct or consequential loss) incurred or suffered directly or indirectly as a result of using any product listed on our website.

FDA December 2, 2002 Posting - Sun Sensitivity
Clients need to be aware that by using glycolic acid and other peeling products, your skin will be more photo-sensitive than normal.  It is recommended that you use a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15, preferably SPF 30 or higher, after using skin peel products.  The FDA recommends using an SPF for one week post-peel.

5 Stars
Retired - 70 years old
I love this product. We're told that you cannot get rid of surgical scars..but let me tell you, I completely minimized mine. I had a wide by pass scar on my chest and I used this product. My scar is now a tiny line and I'm still working on it. I won't lie to you, it might burn when you keep putting it on, but the results are worth it. I put it on with a Q-tip, then wait a few minutes, then reapply...I keep doing it a few times. After a few days of using water to wet it...it becomes a scab and peels off. Then, I apply more (after the scab is removed) and I do it all over again. It will hurt some. In order to prevent scarring (I haven't had any and I'm Italian) test it on your skin, you will learn how much to use. This takes repeating over a few months. FACE: I also use this on my face only in certain areas where I need it....especially near the sides of my mouth that started to hang. Just use a Q-tip to put some on (you can decide how much you want to apply) because your skin will become WRINKLED where you apply it (because it's suppose to do that)...keep wetting it with water over a couple days and you will eventually see the skin peel off. I have been using this for 4 years and I look great. I use it on areas under my eyes (not too close)...any where I want a lift. Results will last awhile and then use when you think you need it again. Sometimes I use it lightly and some times( when I'm not going to see anyone for about 4 days) I apply more agressively. I've never applied to the entire face at once.
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Reviewed by:  from Green Valley, AZ. on 10/1/2014
5/5
5 Stars
Another Quality Product From MUAC
Over the past 7+ years I've been purchasing peels from MUAC, gradually working up to this strength, so I've had a lot of experience with this and many of their other products. I'm using this on a monthly basis to try to get rid of some hyperpigmentation, and I have used it in the past to completely remove the vertical lip lines I was starting to develop. I work part-time for a plastic surgeon, so I can tell you that you can pay a LOT more and get not-as-good results! The plastic surgeon actually said "When did I laser your lip lines?" I'm about to turn 63, and no one ever guesses over 50, so I'm pretty pleased with this product. The only advice I would give is to work up to this strength gradually and be sure to allow yourself enough time to peel fully! I was just thinking of using it tonight when I remembered that I'm going to a Christmas party on Saturday night, and I'd prefer not to look like a molting lizard ... be aware that you will peel a lot and very noticeably; makeup only makes it look 100X worse. It's not so bad that you can't put on sunglasses and do errands, but you will get some strange looks for a few days. Even with all those cautions, I would say it's a great product, and it will get you the results you want with regular use. My friends who know I work for the PS think I get regular peels from him, but I tell the ones I really like about MUAC.
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Reviewed by:  from Wethersfield, CT. on 12/15/2015
5/5
5 Stars
Great Product !!!
This is a great product, I have done 2 TCA peels and I love it so far. After few days of my TCA I started to use tee tree oil daily, my skin looks beautiful and outstanding. I will buy it again and again, recommended !
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Reviewed by:  from Salt Lake City, UT. on 2/12/2015
5/5
5 Stars
It works!
I have been using this for 3 years now. People are always telling me that I look ten years younger. It works!
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Reviewed by:  from Portland Maine. on 4/18/2014
5/5
5 Stars
21% TCA
I used this strength for the first time this week. It does not look that good right now, but I have used the other strengths, starting with the 8% and worked my way up to this one. Since the 15 and 18% did not cause the skin to peel, I felt I needed this one. It has worked so far because I know this one is going to peel. I have acne scars, and would love to get rid of them. I really like this product.
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Reviewed by:  from Easley, SC. on 5/17/2014
5/5
5 Stars
Great Results
I bought this to use on my hands and legs due to sun damage. I have used it once on my lower legs and twice on my hands. The crepey look on my legs has SIGNIFICANTLY improved and the sunspots on my hands (and legs) are much improved. I plan to continue using this product as it has worked significantly better than a laser treatment that I had through a supposedly well reputed dermatologist who administered a laser treatment at $1400 with absolutely no visible improvement (and no interest in following up after promising great results, they told me I probably need more treatments) what a waste of my money. So to anyone interested with similar issues, use the peel and work your way up gradually to a stronger peel, get GREAT results and save your money!
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Reviewed by:  from Canada. on 12/3/2013
5/5
5 Stars
Holy Moly
As with all of MUAC products this one is pure gold! I am not new to chemical peeling and I first purchased the 12.5%. I did one layer and felt nothing. I did another layer.. Nothing. I let the peel sit for 3 minutes and neutralized and rinsed my face. The next couple of days no actual peeling took place. I decided to up the ante and purchase the 21% Holy Moly! I got the results I wanted and this peel only gave me minimal peeling. I didn't have to take time from work. (Everyone's skin is different) I use the 21% about once a month. I still have the whole bottle of the 12% tca peel and I didn't want to waste it. So I had an extra glass dropper one from an Argan oil bottle and put one full dropper of 12%tca into a full sized moisturizer. I used and acne moisturizer from clean and clear. This moisturizer mixture is gentle enough for every day and keeps my skin soft and smooth and break out free! Thank you MUAC!!!!
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Reviewed by:  from South Carolina . on 7/15/2016
5/5
5 Stars
Face peeled beautifully
Love muac products as well as customer service. Face peeled beautifully. I just need to maintain with moisturizers more diligently
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Reviewed by:  from new york. on 3/3/2015
5/5
5 Stars
21% TCA Peel
This is the first peeling I did and it gave me amazing result. I was peeling for a few days but it was really worth it. Since I've done the peel 4 months ago I get less pimples. I have very fair skin with freckles and it got rid of the bigger one that I didn't like. I'm currently using lighter peels to maintain my TCA but I can't wait to have some time off to do another TCA because the results are amazing!
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Reviewed by:  from Montreal, Canada. on 12/30/2014
5/5
5 Stars
Wonderful wonderful!!!
Makeup Artist Choice is my go to for any facial needs! I'm extremely frugal but demand the best results and I have to tell you I have never ever been disappointed! From facial cleaners to peels and moisturizers their products are the very best! Excellent customer service and extremely prompt shipping! Very very happy with this company!!
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Reviewed by:  from Tallapoosa Ga. on 1/16/2016
5/5
5 Stars
wow!
This product is amazing. I literally got a new face and watched the old face peel away. It did take that full 10 days to peel but it was worth it and can't wait to do it again.
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Reviewed by:  from Tampa. on 12/10/2014
5/5
5 Stars
Great for hands and forearms
I can't use this on my face as it darkens my skin in treated areas, I'm 60+ and of Mediterrean decent with light olive skin. But it works great on my hands and forearms to get rid of sun spots and age spots. I now have absolutely no spots on my hands anymore. A few light ones left on my forearms and I am working on them. It takes longer to peel on the arms (tougher skin I guess) for some reason, but it works. I use 30-50 spf sunblock every day on my face, neck, chest, arms and hands rain or shine. Thanks MUAC for the opportunity to self peel.
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Reviewed by:  from guess. on 8/28/2016
5/5
5 Stars
Wow!
Okay so when I first tried this product, I was scared as my skin was pink for a few hours and I applied 2 layers but second layer I took off as soon as I applied, so then it got brown in the next 2 days. But OMG the end results after it peeled are mind blowing!! I'm waiting for 4-5 weeks so I can do this again!! By the way, I suffer from ice pitted acne scars and just the first application improved my skin!
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Reviewed by:  from Fresno, CA. on 8/18/2016
5/5
5 Stars
Effective
Let me preface this with saying I have what an esthetician "good tough skin." I'm of Swedish decent, but am very freckled, and now at 32, have hideous sun spots cropping up. I've used acids of some form in daily treatment (typically serums or lotions) for years and years. I've had a 50% glycolic peel at a Spa that did absolutely nothing. There was zero discomfort, zero peeling, and zero results after the fact. Given my skin history, I started with the 21% TCA - which I would absolutely NOT recommend if you aren't experienced. My first peel I only did a single layer, and left it on for maybe 3.5 minutes total (because HOT!!!!). I waited 3 weeks, and just completed my second peel. This go 'round I did two layers, combined on my face a total of 5 minutes or so before neutralizing. The second time, I began to peel much faster than I did the first, and therefor had a lot less down time. Overall I would say my skin definitely brighter. My freckles and sunspots are lighter, but are absolutely still noticeable. I'm still not 3 weeks out from my second peel yet, so I'm still experiencing cell turn over, but I already know that while I'm going to do a third peel when my new skin is ready, I intend to step up the concentration to 24% or higher. All in all, as with everything I've tried from MUAC, this is absolutely spa/medical grade stuff here, and should be treated as such. The highest quality as always, and very thorough instructions and tips.
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Reviewed by:  from Raleigh, NC. on 1/20/2016
5/5
5 Stars
why pay more when you can do it yourself !
Very happy with product only thing is finding the right time to do it my advise do it when you have a few days off from work because it looks ugly in the peeling stage
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Reviewed by:  from NY. on 9/10/2015
5/5
5 Stars
Mrs
Its amazing!! I am no longer have leatherly skin. My melasma or sun damage whatever u call it. Its almost gone. I will do the second peel in December. Thank you MUAC. Omgosh I don't have to put layer layer of makeup anymore. Yassss
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Reviewed by:  from Harvey. on 10/12/2016
5/5
5 Stars
Mrs.
I love this product. I started with a weaker solution, and I have moved up to the 21%. They work very well, and leave my skin feeling so smooth! I like being able to control how much or little I do. I'll be back!
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Reviewed by:  from Fall River. on 11/12/2015
5/5
5 Stars
Ms.
I have had peels before in an esthetician's office and with this product, I was able to get the same results, in my home, at a fraction of the cost. I have used the 21% peel twice now, and I'm very happy with the results. The product is high quality and the instructions are clear and easy to follow. I also love the sample of DMAE cleanser! If you have never done a peel before, do as they recommend and start with a lower percentage peel. I will be a return customer!
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Reviewed by:  from Roseville, Ca. on 7/25/2015
5/5
5 Stars
21% TCA
This is a great peel. It helps remove old acne marks and sun damaged skin.
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Reviewed by:  from Texas. on 5/3/2014
5/5
5 Stars
Love the chemical peels!
I'm a 40 year old woman with large pores and acne prone skin and the chemical peels have absolutely helped the appearance of my skin. It helps control my break outs and my pores appear smaller. Not to mention, my new skin glows so beautifully. You will need about a week turnabout while your skin is peeling but the results are amazing!
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Reviewed by:  from USA . on 7/8/2016
5/5
5 Stars
Such a difference
I just finished my 2nd TCA 21% peel....... I can see such a difference already ...... The dark spots are literally gone! My mother is amazed and is planning to order her own kit! There is def down time, but completely worth it! Ty!
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Reviewed by:  from Tennessee. on 3/8/2016
5/5
5 Stars
Smooth skin and age spot free
I've been using TCA for a few years, working my way up to 21%. Everyone says I look 10 to 15 years younger than My 59 years. This product allows me to keep my skin smooth and age spot free.
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Reviewed by:  from Cape Elizabeth. on 3/4/2016
5/5
5 Stars
Very Pleased
very pleased with the peel. recommended it to a friend also.
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Reviewed by:  from Alabama. on 12/2/2015
5/5
5 Stars
Best Skin Peel Ever!
I've been using the TCA peel kit for years. I have removed all age spots while reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. I love it!
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Reviewed by:  from Raleigh. on 1/22/2017
5/5
5 Stars
TCA peels
I have been using these peels for a couple of years and I love them. I started with a low strength and am now using the 21%.
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Reviewed by:  from Cincinnati, Ohio. on 11/22/2016
5/5

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