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TCA Spot Peel Kit

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SKU 691

This product is not available for general sale as we evaluate its safety for home use. It is available for sale to professionals. Contact us for information.
Skin Concern: Dark spots, age spots

Skin Type: All skin types

Dr. Sivak's Notes:

The solution we use is unbuffered 17% Trichloroacetic Acid. That means that the TCA has not been neutralized to make it weaker in order to show a high percentage value on the label.

• This treatment reduces the appearance of dark age spots or hyperpigmentation.

• Read instructions included in kit and watch our TCA video HERE before you use the kit. Always try a small test spot first to see how your skin reacts. Some people do not have the desired lightening.

We have added the TCA refill only option for customers who have already purchased the kit, and still have Restoration Cream left to use.

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Spot lightening progression - before/ after 1 day/ after peeling occurs/ after 1 month
Purchase 10 or more refills for an automatic discount. Other sizes available upon request at




Product Style Ready to Use     Value Kit    
Dark Spots    
Sets     Spot Treatments    
Be sure to read all of the instructions and watch our instructional video for usage instructions HERE before you start. Always test a small, inconspicuous spot first. Some people react with more hyperpigmentation.
Refrigerate upon receipt. If spilled into eyes or other exposed surface, rinse immediately with a lot of water.
This TCA Spot Peel Kit contains: a small vial with a brown cap, solution applicators, and a jar of our Restoration Cream. The small vial contains the active solution with the main ingredient trichloroacetic acid, a relatively strong acid derived from acetic acid. Be careful not to touch the liquid – only apply it with the applicator provided.
First, apply petroleum jelly as a barrier around the spot being treated. Give yourself about 1/4 cm margin (you only want the TCA to be on the spot itself).
To apply, immerse the applicator tip in the active solution. Squeeze the wet tip against the inside rim to remove excess and avoid drips.
Apply the TCA solution to your spot with the applicator by gently dabbing the wet applicator tip against the skin. There will be mild heat or irritation while the product is working. Continue dabbing the TCA onto the spot (wipe away any drips) until whitening or "frosting" occurs on the spot. Once "frosting" has occurred on the entire spot (this process can take between 1-5 minutes depending on the spot, refer to the video for what this complete effect looks like) apply Restoration Cream to immediately neutralize the reaction.
Make sure to apply Restoration Cream to the affected area each day, several times a day, during the healing process.
At first the spot will darken, then your skin will tend to flake/peel after 3–5 days. Not everyone sheds skin in the same way. DO NOT “pull” at peeling skin, as you may cause scarring and increase hyperpigmentation instead of reducing it. When you do start to peel, do not rub the skin harshly or use exfoliating products, which can cause redness, irritation, and possible infection.
Additionally, it is important to remember that while undergoing this treatment the skin has little or no protection to UV light (both UVA and UVB). Therefore, it is important to not expose the skin to direct sunlight for at least two weeks following the spot treatment. You should always wear a sunscreen with minimum SPF 30 (even in winter) layered on top of the Restoration Cream. If necessary, the process can be repeated after one month. Please remember to dispose of used applicators carefully.

TCA solution: Unbuffered 17% Trichloroacetic Acid.


Restoration Cream: Distilled Water (Aqua), Jojoba (Simmondsia chinensis) Seed Oil, Lactobacillus/Kelp Ferment Filtrate, Sorbitol, Butylene Glycol, Cetyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Stearyl Alcohol, Sesame (Sesamum indicum) Seed Oil, Sweet Almond (Prunus amygdalus dulcis) Oil, Avocado (Persea gratissima) Oil, Pomegranate (Punica granatum) Seed Oil, Rosehip (Rosa affinis rubiginosa) Seed Oil, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Laminaria Japonica Extract, Gotu Kola (Centella asiatica) Extract, Carnosine (L-), Ceramides, Aloe Vera Polysaccharides (Aloe barbadensis Leaf Extract), Indian Frankincense (Boswellia serrata) Extract, Coconut (Cocos nucifera) Endosperm, Hyaluronic Acid, Copper Peptide (Copper Tripeptide-1, GHK), Glycerol, Epidermal Growth Factor (sh-Oligopeptide-1, EGF), Tocotrienols, Alpha-D-Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Astaxanthin, Lycopene, Lutein, Alpha Lipoic Acid, Beta Carotene, Polysorbate 20, Citric Acid, Dimethicone, Carbomer, Aminomethyl Propanol, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben.


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Customer Reviews**

  • Author: Paula
    I am 47 years old with very fair skin living in Australia. Back in the day my Mum used to drop us kids off at the pool at 10am & pick us up at 3pm... red raw. We now know better. My skin has suffered badly from that & I am a walking sun spot. This TCA peel is amazing (albiet very expensive). After spilling 1/3 of the container, I had no choice but to treat multiple spots (about 15 of them, so a little goes a long way). I started on my calves & It stung slightly, but nothing too unbearable. The first 3 days I thought nothing was happening, but then the spots started peeling & that was 3 weeks ago & they are still peeling slightly. This TCA seems to be doing the job brilliantly. I feel I need to have another go at them becasue my spots are quite bad. Actually I would like to smear this stuff over my entire arms & legs to get all the surface, but unfortunately too expensive to do this. So the bottom line from me is the TCA Peel definately does what is should do, but will need multiple treatments for bad spots. PS. Dry brushig during the final peeling stage helps the skin regenerate gently & quickly.
  • Author: Julia
    When I first used this for some spots on my hand, it burned, didn't frost and I left it on for a long time and ultimately didn't remove the spots so I was not happy. Well, just a few weeks ago I decided to try it on my face since at least there was no harm done on my hand. Let me tell you, I had a totally different outcome. It did burn a bit and it did frost this time. I didn't even have to leave it on very long and for a while I had darker spots that developed and wasn't sure that would fade. Just yesterday, maybe a week after I did the spot treatment the darker spots that were created totally sloughed off like a small scab to my great surprise and delight! So, it's well worth the money and it does work and I am glad I persevered.
  • Author: Monica
    Miraculous! I got scared when I noticed my very first aging spot on my left hand. It was big! Being a huge fan and long-time user of skin actives, I immediately came to see if Dr. Hanna had come up with a magic potion. The product does exactly what the pictures show you! My spot is completely gone. Phew!!! Thank you Skin Actives


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