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MD Peel (CCl3) Treatment Protocol

Treatment Protocol

MD Peel (CCl3) is a true medium-depth peel that is most suitable for those with resilient skin. This highly active treatment rejuvenates the skin and improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while promoting an even skin tone. Note: For physicians’ use only.

MD Peel (CCI3) medium-depth TCA solution (2 fl oz/59.1mL bottle)

Key Ingredients

  • Alpha-Lipoic Acid (Thioctic Acid) is a natural compound with antioxidant and anti- inflammatory properties that interferes with the internal pathways of hyperpigmentation.
  • Emblica is a botanical also known as Indian gooseberry or the Malacca tree. It contains a high concentration of tannins, which have been shown to reduce discoloration and the visible signs of aging.
  • Lactic Acid an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) naturally found in milk and sugars. It is part of the skin’s natural moisturizing factor (NMF) and moisturizes the skin.
  • Silymarin is the extract from Milk Thistle. It is a powerful antioxidant that provides anti-inflammatory benefits and has a protective effect against UVA-induced oxidative stress. It suppresses UVB-induced skin edema and the formation of sunburn cells.
  • Trichloroacetic Acid (TCA) a superficial and medium-depth peeling agent that helps minimize the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and acne scarring

For physicians’ use only


1. Facial Wash Oily/Problem – Cleanse the area of treatment thoroughly. Rinse and pat dry.


2. Smoothing Toner –Apply with a cotton pad to prep the skin. Allow the skin to dry. This product may sting or tingle on some individuals. Assess sensitivity by asking the patient, “On a scale of one to ten, ten being extremely active, how do you rate this sensation (or feeling)?”


3. MD Peel (CCl3)

  • Apply first layer with a mask brush.
  • Use the scale of 1 to 10 to gauge sensitivity. It is expected that the patient will rate their sensation higher than a six, up to ten. Have fans available to cool patient down as blanching will most likely occur with first layer.
  • The total number of layers is determined by the needs, goals, and individual sensitivity of the patient. It is recommended to wait two to five minutes in between layers when applying multiple layers.
  • The maximum number of layers is left to the discretion of the physician.


4. Due to this treatment’s depth of penetration, the application of corrective products is typically avoided.

Retinoid booster (optional)

5. Advanced Treatment Booster – Dispense two pumps into gloved hands. Gently spread the product over the area of treatment, keeping application even and thin.

Hydrate & protect

6. Skin Procedure Ointment and Hydrator Plus Broad Spectrum SPF 30 – Complete the treatment with this combination to calm, hydrate, and protect the skin from UVA and UVB exposure. An alternative PCA SKIN® broad spectrum SPF product can be used to increase customization: Weightless Protection Broad Spectrum SPF 45 for oily, acneic skin.

7. Hyaluronic Acid Lip Booster – Finish with a liberal application to improve hydration and reduce the appearance of lip lines.

Note: Apply the appropriate PCA SKIN® broad spectrum SPF product prior to applying Hyaluronic Acid Lip Booster to protect the lips from UVA and UVB exposure.