TCA CROSS Treatment Very Effective for Acne Scars
Posted on 10/05/2015 on behalf of Dr. Kenrick Spence, M.D., F.A.C.S.
TCA CROSS (Trichloroacetic Chemical Resurfacing of Skin Scars) treatment is proving to be highly effective for the treatment of acne scars. For best results, the treatment should be done once a month for about 4 to 6 months by a board certified plastic surgeon and should be accompanied by a medical grade skincare regimen.
The procedure is done right in the office in about an hour and requires very minimal downtime (if any). The TCA (acid) is placed deep into each individual scar triggering your skins
|Treated with TCA CROSS Procedure for ice pick and pitting acne scars.|
production of collagen. This increased collagen production plumps the scar up and smooths it out over time. You will have a few scabs that form over the treated scars which slough off on their own within a week or so. Some patients, depending on their skin type, will require a 'skin prep' with Tretinoin and Hydroquinone for about 4 to 6 weeks prior to treatment which significantly decreases the risk of post procedure hyperpigmentation. Each patient is unique and treatment plans vary depending on skin type and scar severity.
Living with acne scars can be very difficult. Call our office today and schedule a consultation to see if this procedure may be right for you.