TCA Cross Scar Therapy
Undergo Chemical Reconstruction of Depressed Acne Scars
Acne is a chronic skin condition that occurs when dead skin cells and sebum clog hair follicles, causing the follicles to potentially be infected with Propionibacterium acnes, or more commonly known as P. acnes. Although acne is a temporary inflammatory skin condition, it can result in permanent atrophic scars that may lead to significant psychological distress.
What is TCA CROSS?
TCA CROSS is an abbreviation for TriChloroacetic Acid: Chemical Reconstruction Of Skin Scars. It is typically used in concentration of about 20-35% designed to improve appearance of depressed scars and skin ageing. The concept of TCA CROSS works very similarly to a chemical peel.
How useful is TCA CROSS for scar revision?
How does TCA CROSS work?
Can TCA CROSS treat all types of acne scars?
How is TCA CROSS carried out?
Taking care of the skin after TCA CROSS
How many sessions are required?
Are there any side effects of TCA CROSS?
The treatment is straightforward and it is generally well-tolerated. Some side effects that may arise include:
- Potential scarring if TCA is administered at the wrong place
- Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation if post-treatment care is managed properly
- Painful ulceration of the skin if applied on mucosal surfaces such as lips, eyes nostril etc.
- Prolonged skin irritation and redness
Can TCA CROSS be combined with other treatments?
TCA CROSS is rarely performed as a standalone treatment for the management of acne scars.
Acne scar treatments that are usually combined with TCA CROSS are:
- Genius RF microneedling or INFINI RF microneedling
- Fractional CO2 skin resurfacing laser
- AGNES RF microneedling
- Dermal fillers
- Chemical peel