A TCA peel won’t work for under-eye wrinkles, says a plastic surgeon.

A big question out there is:

Does a TCA peel work for wrinkles under the eyes?

“TCA is an excellent peel, but it doesn’t work for under-eye wrinkles,” says Allen Gabriel, MD, board certified plastic surgeon with PeaceHealth Medical Group Plastic Surgery in Vancouver, WA.

“This is usually caused by thinning of the skin and weakening of the under-eye muscle, or even the bulging of under-eye fat, all of which can be improved surgically.”

How does a TCA peel work?

Dr. Gabriel explains, “TCA is a great way of rejuvenating the skin. It works by removing the top layers of the skin and after the skin sloughs (3-7 days), the new rejuvenated skin is exposed.

” This helps with pigmentations and melasma and can overtime support with regenerating collagen as long as other prescription products are used in conjunction such as retin-A.

“However, under-eye wrinkles are multifactorial and generally a surgical treatment is needed to correct the deformities already stated.  Combination of skin treatments and surgery is ideal, as it will add to the longevity of the results.”