TCA Cross is a technique that treats ice pick scars, sometimes referred to as “open pores” or “enlarged pores”, through chemical reconstruction of skin scars (CROSS) using trichloroacetic acid (TCA). This strength of TCA is much stronger than what’s available over-the-counter, but it is safe when used by trained physicians, as is always the case at Reflections Center.


Frequently Asked Questions About TCA Cross for Acne Scars Treatment

Sources Cited

  1. Deepali Bhardwaj and Niti Khunger; An Assessment of the Efficacy and Safety of CROSS Technique with 100% TCA in the Management of Ice Pick Acne Scars; Journal of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery, 2010 May-Aug; 3(2): 93–96. doi: 10.4103/0974-2077.69020
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Dr. Mitchell Chasin founded Reflections Center for skin & body as a place where physicians specializing in cosmetic medicine could focus on helping empower patients to feel their most beautiful. Dr. Chasin believes strongly that the best cosmetic physicians are those who are dedicated to mastering their craft through continuing education and collaboration with the industry’s top doctors.