Trichloroacetic Acid Chemical Reconstruction of Skin Scars (TCA CROSS) is an effective and safe way to improve the appearance of depressed (ice-pick, rolling or boxcar) acne scars through localized chemical peels. To start this procedure, a small amount of high-concentration TCA is placed on the depressed area of the scar. The solution causes inflammation which prompts collagen production and results in a shallower scar or disappearance of the scar.
Improves appearance of depressed acne scars.
What can I expect during the treatment?
Localized redness, peeling, and scabbing may occur.
What is the aftercare?
Gentle cleansing, moisturizing, and UV protection are especially important the week after treatment. Makeup may be applied the following day.
When will I see results?
The first noticeable results come in 4 weeks. The best results are expected about 12 weeks after completion of the series of treatment.
How many treatments will I need?
This depends on the severity of the acne scars. Patients usually need at least 3 sessions.