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Hi, The key principle in wound healing after skin injury (e.g. after TCA Cross treatment) is to allow the injured skin to heal in a sterile, moisture controlled environment. The first 7 days after treatment is the most critical period of the wound healing phase. Practi...
15 May 2019
Hi, Generally, all post-inflammatory erythema will take several weeks to months to gradually clear on its own. The more intense the preceding inflammation, the longer it will usually take to clear. As TCA CROSS induces significant injury to the skin (up to the dermal layer) th...
13 May 2019
Hi, Yes, TCA cross uses high concentration of Trichloro-Acetic acid (TCA) to injure the skin to cause subsequent skin inflammation, healing and scar improvement. If incorrectly applied or applied in excessive amount, the TCA may indeed cause excess...
7 May 2019
Hi, TCA cross treatment of deeper acne scars entails precise application of high concentration of Trichloro-Acetic acid (TCA) to the base of the scar. Frosting occurs when treated skin turns white due...
7 May 2019
Hi, TCA Cross is a deep chemical peel for acne scars such as deep box-car scars and ice-pick acne scars. Several sessions of TCA Cross might be needed for satisfactory results. How to Get Good Results from TCA Cross for Acne Scars? 1. Optimise your Recovery TCA Cross...
2 Jan 2019
This is a great question. TCA Cross is a treatment not commonly done well. Generally the treatment is completed very quickly but should be done very specific to the scar, and avoid excessive spillage of the acid into the surrounding normal skin. Looking at your picture, it is consistent with the u...
25 Dec 2018
It is good to hear you have had some response to the treatments you have received so far. Most scientific studies on TCA cross recommend treatment at 2-weekly intervals for 4-8 sittings, with follow up at the 3rd and 6th month. I would suggest you return to your doctor who...
13 Dec 2018
TCA cross should be done carefully and under proper magnification to ensure accurate placement of acid. This can reduce complications associated with untoward spread/application of the strong acid beyond the scar, which can result in higher risks of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentati...
11 Dec 2018
You must be very bothered by your scars, and it is great that you are actively thinking about improving them. I am sure a lot of readers have similar problems and they are also wondering if combination treatment can be done in 1 session, so thank you for posting this important question. Treatme...
30 Nov 2018
It is safe to undergo subcision, TCA Cross or RF microneedling while on low dose isotretinoin. There is a published paper/guidelines by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery in October 2017 that elucidated this. The task force concluded that it is safe to undergo super...
14 Nov 2018
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