An analogue of acetic acid which is widely used in biochemistry for precipitation of macromolecules such as proteins, dna and rna is known as tri chloro acetic acid. Tri chloro acetic acids sodium salt is used as weed killer and solutions which contain this tri chloro acetic acid act as an ingredient which are used for cosmetic treatments such as chemical peels, tattoo removals and the treatment of warts and also can kill normal cells as well. Tri chloro acetic acid is very much used for the removal of tattoos as this treatment is considered to be very effective as this acid acts to peel the epidermal layers which could damage if it used too often causing excessive skin peeling.
Dermatologist usually makes use of this tri chloro acetic acid as the solution is too caustic for the use of salon or for home uses. Tri chloro acetic acid is very much used for cosmetic skin peels and removal of warts, skin tags, moles and tattoos. With the peel skin looks sunburned and crusts, scabs may form on the skin as the recovery time or the period slated is for this tri chloro acetic acid is at least two weeks. Skin tag is the other common use of this tri chloro acetic acid and for hpv doctors regularly use tri chloro acetic acid thus for treating external outbreaks of these warts. Chemical peels are much hyped off as chemicals which are used for this process are alpha hydroxyl acid, tri chloro acetic acid and phenols which are used for chemical peeling.
Medium peels which contains tri chloro acetic acid are used for removing mild to moderate wrinkles, blemishes, pigmentation, age spots and sun damage and deep peels can give more dramatic and long lasting result with a significant reduction in severe wrinkles, skin pigmentation and skin blotches as the strongest chemical peel requires much longer healing time. Tri chloro acetic acid is used as laboratory reagent but the main use or function is in the production of sodium salt which is used in many industries like herbicide, antiseptic etc. The most important thing to keep in mind about this tri chloro acetic acid is that it should not be applied directly on the affected area by the person as the treatment is supposed to be proceeded by professional itself.