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Trichloroacetic Acid

Trichloroacetic acid is a custom pharmacy drug used for protein precipitation, as a topical medication for wart removal, and as a key ingredient in a vast array of cosmetic products and treatments. Trichloroacetic acid is used for scar reduction in general, stretch marks, scars from acne, skin rejuvenation, wrinkles and age spots, freckles, skin tags and moles, and even tattoo removal. Trichloroacetic acid is also used to treat xanthelasma (fat deposits under the skin, often in the eye area). Trichloroacetic acid is of particular interest to the anti-aging community due to its effectiveness as a chemical peel that may help reduce or remove many of the skin issues discussed above. Talk to your doctor about the many and varied applications of this powerful topical medication.


Trichloroacetic acid comes in multiple forms of delivery from lotions to creams, serums to solutions and more. See your doctor if you think that trichloroacetic acid may be helpful to you. Your doctor will decide if this medication could be useful for your treatment or desired outcome. Always follow your doctor's precise directions for usage. Talk to a compounding pharmacist if you have specific questions on forms of delivery, etc.


Modern medications offer many potential benefits but side effects may be an additional unwanted result of using any medication. See your doctor right away if you experience any side effects that linger or get worse. Common side effects seen with trichloroacetic acid are provided below.

  • Stinging
  • Itching
  • Blistering
  • Pain
  • Tenderness
  • Soreness
  • Burning
  • Swelling
  • General Skin Irritation

Severe Side Effects Overview:

Some patients may experience some unwanted and severe side effects. If you experience anything severe, immediately see your doctor or get medical attention. Ask your doctor for an overview of potential severe side effects.


All patients considering the use of trichloroacetic acid should consult with their doctor before beginning use.

Trichloroacetic acid is contraindicated for the following:

  • Pregnancy
  • Breastfeeding

IMPORTANT NOTE: The use of trichloroacetic acid may be contraindicated for many reasons. Consult with your doctor and discuss all potential contraindications as well as the risks of using this medication.

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