TCA CROSS is the most successful treatment for deep acne scars and this simple procedure outperforms even the most powerful and latest lasers.



Deep ice pick scars respond poorly to lasers, however can be addressed with TCA CROSS (CHEMICAL RECONSTRUCTION OF SKIN SCARS). It involves the careful placement of trichloroacetic acid (TCA) into acne scars with a toothpick. This helps to re-organise the dermal structure and stimulate new collagen production to help to lift the indented scars back to the normal skin level.

It can be safely used in all skin types, and in our hands has an excellent safety profile. If performed correctly, this method is an excellent method to treat selected acne scars. We tailor the concentration and technique of chemical according to the skin type and depth of acne scars. 

Deep acne scars, such as ice pick scars can be very difficult to treat and do not respond to laser treatments.

TCA Cross method does not treat the full face, however TCA is placed in focal areas of acne scarring.

In specialist hands, results are excellent. Patients will require two to three treatments for best outcomes.

Treatment with the TCA cross method is well tolerated and recovery is quicker than with laser treatment.

TCA cross can be used on all skin types, including darker skin patients.

In darker skin types, temporary darkening of skin can be seen for several weeks or months following TCA Cross peels, light skin types recover much faster.

Please get in touch with us if you would like more information, either by booking a consultation, or by contacting our Chiswick, London branch or our Birmingham (near Solihull) branch.

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