TCA Peel

TCA Peel in San Diego & La Jolla

You may be a candidate for a TCA chemical peel if you have sun damaged skin; fine wrinkles and lines; or brown spots and skin discoloration.

The Procedure

Our 40% TCA (Tri-Chloracetic Acid) peel is performed in our office and you may go home the same day. A mild burning or tingling sensation can be felt as the solution is rubbed onto your skin and a fan is used to help alleviate any discomfort during the procedure. Your skin will appear red immediately following the peel and you may also experience some mild swelling. Light activity is recommended for the first couple of days. Any sun damage you have will appear to darken and come to the surface of the skin and you will begin to peel 2-3 days after the procedure. Most patients are finished peeling within seven to eight days. Your skin will be pink for a few weeks following the procedure but this can be easily covered with makeup.

TCA peel san diego ca

To find out if a TCA peel is right for your skin, contact Dr. Kearney at (800)-671-1951 or fill out our online form.

Our office is now open!

Your health (and ours) is our highest priority so we are making a few changes to our reopening so that you can feel safe and confident coming in to see us. We are of course following all federal and local guidelines such as wearing masks and conducting phone screenings prior to your appointment but we are also implementing the following:

      Increasing the frequency of cleaning and sterilization to not only include exam rooms but also the waiting room, restroom, all doors, counters, etc.

      Offering multiple hand sanitizer locations throughout the office

      Reducing the number of appointments per day as well as our office hours, to limit the number of people in the office, including staff members

      Minimizing patient overlap to allow for proper social distancing

      Testing all surgery patients for COVID-19 at their pre-operative appointments

      Asking patients to leave family members or friends at home, unless they are coming with their primary caregiver. Please leave children at home as well


How can you help?

      Come alone to your appointment, unless you need your primary caregiver with you

      Please wear a mask or face covering to your visit and keep it on unless you are asked by Dr. Kearney or an RN to remove it

      Postpone your visit if you have traveled by air or experienced symptoms in the last 14 days

      Use a pen from the holder marked “clean” and put it in the one marked “used” when you’re done

      Use the hand sanitizers in our office

      In the rare case there is someone at the front desk when you come in please take a seat until we call you and maintain proper distance throughout your visit

      Take advantage of our virtual consultations or follow up appointments if it makes you feel more comfortable

Please bear with us as we work to return to our new “normal” and feel free to call or email with any questions. We look forward to seeing you again soon!


Dr. Kearney and staff