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What is TCA Cross treatment?

TCA CROSS is the Chemical reconstruction of skin scars (CROSS), using Trichloroacetic acid (TCA). It is used to elevate atrophic or depressed scars and is usually used together with other scar treatments, including surgery, IPL, lasers and radiofrequency. Common causes of these atrophic scars are acne and chickenpox.

What is TCA Cross treatment?

TCA CROSS is the Chemical reconstruction of skin scars (CROSS), using Trichloroacetic acid (TCA). It is used to elevate atrophic or depressed scars and is usually used together with other scar treatments, including surgery, IPL, lasers and radiofrequency. Common causes of these atrophic scars are acne and chickenpox.

What are the indications for TCA CROSS?

The decision to perform TCA CROSS depends on:

  • The type and severity of acne scarring
  • Patient preference and expectations
  • Clinician experience and expectations

TCA CROSS is useful in the following types of atrophic scar:

  • Boxcar acne scars
  • Rolling acne scars
  • Ice-pick acne scars.

What are the indications for TCA CROSS?

The decision to perform TCA CROSS depends on:

  • The type and severity of acne scarring
  • Patient preference and expectations
  • Clinician experience and expectations

TCA CROSS is useful in the following types of atrophic scar:

  • Boxcar acne scars
  • Rolling acne scars
  • Ice-pick acne scars.