Are you tired of dealing with deep, pitted acne scars? Have a depressed scar from surgery, chicken pox or other skin condition? TCA cross may be the solution you’ve been looking for.
TCA cross, also known as trichloroacetic acid cross, is a chemical peel treatment that uses a high-concentration acid to rejuvenate pitted, deep acne scars. It is a more aggressive treatment than a traditional chemical peel, and is typically reserved for patients with more severe depressed scarring.
During the TCA cross procedure, the skin is thoroughly cleansed, and a layer of TCA solution is applied to the treatment area. The solution works to remove the top layers of skin within the depressed scar, allowing your pitted scar to lift and heal with the surrounding skins surface. The treatment typically takes 5-10 minutes, depending on the size and extent of the treatment area.
After the TCA cross procedure, the skin may be red and swollen for a few days. You may also experience peeling and flaking as the damaged skin sheds. It is important to follow your aftercare instructions to ensure the best possible results.