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.
BEFORE & AFTER PHOTOS
Frequently Asked Questions About TCA Cross for Acne Scars Treatment
Are TCA Cross results permanent?
Yes, TCA Cross are permanent - and we know patients love to make smart investments in procedures that provide permanent results, especially when theyre relatively inexpensive, as TCA Cross is.
How Much Does TCA Cross Cost?
We charge $300 - 500 per treatment on average, with the pricing reflecting the number of scars being treated. Most patients will need a minimum of 3 treatments to achieve their desired goals, but can sometimes need up to 6 or more. It all depends upon the depth and severity of your scarring and the reaction of your body to the TCA.
What is a TCA Cross?
TCA Cross is a treatment where a very strong chemical acid peel, Trichloroacetic acid (TCA), to Chemically Reconstruct of Scarred Skin (CROSS). During this treatment, we apply TCA into ice pick scars or enlarged pores, causing the body to grow new skin in that area, closing in those deep indentations. The procedure is relatively painless, fast, cost-effective, and results are permanent.
- 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