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TCA Smart Peel

What is the Smart TCA Peel?

The Smart TCA Peel by SkinCeuticals significantly improves the look of wrinkles, fine lines, large pores, skin laxity, and skin discoloration. It is ideal for dry, normal, oily, and combination skin types to help improve your overall complexion. It contains trichloroacetic acid (TCA), which is the gold-standard ingredient for chemical peeling, along with glycolic acid for glowing skin.  

This peel offers many benefits, including: 

  • Exfoliates the skin to improve skin texture. 
  • Combats signs of aging, including fine lines and wrinkles, skin laxity, discoloration, and large pores.  
  • Can be used safely on a variety of skin tones.  

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Complimentary Skincare Diagnostic

Our team of experts will start with a comprehensive consultation using our exclusive SkinScope LED™ technology. We will build the perfect treatment plan to satisfy your skin’s needs.

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Who Can Benefit from the Smart TCA Peel?

Individuals who are looking to improve the look and feel of their skin and combat signs of aging can often benefit from this peel. However, it is not recommended for those with active skin infections or those who are pregnant or breastfeeding. To determine if the Smart TCA Peel is right for you and your skincare goals, contact our office today to schedule a consultation.  

The Smart TCA Peel Treatment

First, the skin is cleansed and prepped. The first layer of the peel is applied to the face, chest, and neck. Frosting (when parts of your skin turn white during a chemical peel) may occur when the surface of the skin is exfoliated away by the peel solution. A second layer of the peel is then applied to the areas that have not frosted. The peeling solution will then be removed with cold water and gauze. After the peel, we apply the Smart TCA Restorative Masque to moisturize and protect your skin. Overall, this treatment usually takes about 30 minutes to complete.  

Meet Our Team of skin experts

Meet Our Team
Courtney Nester

Licensed Cosmetologist, Skincare Specialist

Bryan Brooks, MSN, RN, FNP-C

Injection and Skincare Specialist

Jeana Elhart

Laser, Skincare Specialist

Jeanne Eyde, DO

Medical Director, Board Certified ENT-FPS

Joelle Hampton

Licensed Aesthetician

Kestell Row

Operations Coordinator

Liz Wilholt

Laser, Skincare Specialist

Nicole Devos, RN

Injection, Skincare Specialist

Stephanie Decot

Spa Manager

Smart TCA Peel Results

Following your peel, you may experience redness, irritation, and skin flaking. Most people experience peeling for the next 5-7 days, after which you can enjoy a fresh, glowing complexion. Normal activities can usually be resumed after one week, though you should avoid sun exposure and extensive exercise until your skin is fully healed. For the best results, we recommend a series of three treatments every four weeks.  

Contact Our Office 

Are you ready to take the first step toward youthful-looking skin? If so, contact SkinCeuticals SkinLab™ by Plastic Surgery Associates in Grand Rapids, MI today to schedule your consultation appointment. We can’t wait to hear from you! 


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Can I wear makeup after Juvederm?

It is advised that patients avoid wearing makeup for at least 12 hours after their Juvederm treatment.

Can Juvederm be reversed?

Yes, Juvederm can be reversed using an enzyme called hyaluronidase. When injected into the treatment area, this enzyme dissolves the hyaluronic acid particles.

Can Juvederm cause blindness?

The risk of blindness following Juvederm injections is extremely rare.

Can Juvederm migrate?

In rare cases, Juvederm can migrate to other areas of the face within a few days of treatment. This occurs when the filler moves before it has fully bonded to your facial tissue.

Can you drink alcohol after Juvederm?

It is best to avoid alcohol consumption for 24 hours following all filler treatments.

Can you get half a syringe of Juvederm?

Very few fillers are available in a half syringe. This s because half of a syringe is a very small amount and is only recommended for focused areas.

Can you split a syringe of Juvederm?

Individuals should not split a syringe of Juvederm or any filler, since this can cause cross-contamination and exposure to another person’s bodily fluids.

Can you wash your face after Juvederm?

You can wash your face following Juvederm injections but be sure to wash it very gently. Avoid massaging the treated area for about six hours after treatment.

Does Juvederm dissolve over time?

Yes, Juvederm fillers naturally dissolve over time. Juvederm fillers typically last for 6-18 months.

Does Juvederm expand?

No, Juvederm fillers will not significantly expand following injection.

Does Juvederm look natural?

Juvederm fillers are formulated to create natural-looking improvements in the face. Many patients enjoy a younger appearance following treatment.

Does Juvederm soften up?

It can take several weeks for Juvederm to soften and settle into the skin. This means that final results will not be immediately observed.

Does Juvederm stimulate collagen?

Yes, Juvederm stimulates the body’s collagen production, helping patients to enjoy more youthful-looking skin.

Does Juvederm work immediately?

Patients will be able to notice an immediate improvement following Juvederm injections, with full results seen after about two weeks.

How can I make Juvederm last longer?

In order to prolong your Juvederm results, be sure to minimize sun exposure, wear SPF when outdoors, and follow a consistent skincare routine.

How do you get rid of Juvederm bumps?

Juvederm bumps may resolve on their own within a few weeks with massaging. The injections can also be diluted with a steroid anti-inflammatory called Kenalog.

How long after Juvederm will I see results?

Full Juvederm results can usually be seen after about two weeks.

How long does Juvederm last?

Juvéderm fillers can last anywhere from 6-18 months.

How many syringes of Juvederm do I need for marionette lines?

The number of syringes needed will depend on the severity of your lines or wrinkles. However, most people will need one syringe per side.

How much is a syringe of Juvederm?

The cost of Juvederm may vary depending on a number of factors. To learn more about pricing, please contact our office today.

How often can juvederm be injected?

To maintain ideal results, patients should schedule Juvederm treatments every 6-18 months, depending on the specific Juvederm filler they receive.

How painful are Juvederm injections?

Juvederm injections should not be painful, as a topical numbing cream can be applied to ensure you are comfortable.