Trichloroacetic Acid for Warts
There are several of wart removal products nowadays, and the most common and effective wart removal remedy is the Trichloroacetic Acid. This ingredient is also widely used for cosmetic treatments and tattoo removal. TCA is a clear liquid which is applied by a health care professional once each week on the surface of the wart, until it turns white and shrinks. TCA is also available over the counter, as a 5% solution, and can be used safely at home. Also available is a weak solution, which is also equally effective in removing warts.
Trichloroacetic Acid Side Effects on Warts
Upon application, trichloroacetic acid may cause some mild discomforts. In the following minutes, the patient might feel one of the following;
- Burning sensation, until the solution dries up.
- Swelling of area, where the TCA is applied.
- Tenderness of the area.
- Skin irritation, but not in the whole body.
Remember to call or go immediately to a dermatologist, when the discomfort felt becomes prolonged or becomes severe. Symptoms such as wheezing, chest tightness, fever, itching, swelling of the lips, tongue or throat and rashes may be severe manifestations.
Trichloroacetic Acid Treatments
There are various type of treatments that involves the used Trichloroacetic Acid (TCA)
- Trichloroacetic Acid wart removal is the most common form of treatment.
- Trichloroacetic Acid Chemical Peel. This removes all the dead skin cells and brings out the new layer of skin which is undeniably smooth and radiant. It is also known as one of the best skin peeling treatment.
- Trichloroacetic Acid for Acne Scarring, reconstruction of the atrophic acne scars.
- Tattoo Removal
- One of the studies shows that the salt of the Trichloroacetic acid, which is the Dichloroacetic Acid, is an active compound that helps in the treatment of cancer.