TCA Cross Treatment I Galway

TCA CROSS Acne Scars

What is TCA CROSS Acne scars treatment and what does it stand for?

TCA is short for Trichloroacetic acid. TCA is a medium to deep chemical peel that has been used extensively to treat scars, wrinkles and photo aging.

CROSS is an acronym for Chemical Reconstruction of Skin Scars.

The CROSS technique uses high concentration TCA to denature the proteins at the deeper layers of the skin where scar tissue is found. This process stimulates collagen synthesis, skin thickening and a resultant improvement in your acne scar appearance.

For deep scarring, even the most powerful laser resurfacing is rendered ineffective because of the limitation of the laser penetration within the skin.

TCA Cross acne scars treatment is a specialised focal technique to treat selected deep scars effectively and safely, with minimal downtime.

What kind of scars respond best to TCA CROSS?

Different acne scars require specific treatments. TCA CROSS is most effective for:

  • Ice pick scars
  • Deep boxcar scars
  • Deep rolling scars
  • Atrophic and Mixed Acne Scars
  • Enlarged Pores

How is TCA CROSS different from full face chemical peeling?

A wide variety of agents have been shown effective for superficial peeling. This includes alpha hydroxy acids (AHA), beta hydroxy acids (BHA) and Jessner’s solution. All this products work by exfoliating the skin by increasing turnover of the skin cell cycle. These superficial peels are mainly used for full face treatments, to improve skin texture and even out pigmentation.

For deep acne scars, a superficial peel will not be effective. Moreover, it is not only impractical, but also risky to use deep peels to the entire face. TCA CROSS acne scars treatment therefore acts as a bridge of targeting selected deep acne scars for resurfacing, making it an effective and safe procedure.

*Please note results are not guaranteed on services