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TCA Cross Treatment Melbourne

What is TCA Cross?

TCA CROSS stands for Trichloroacetic Acid Chemical Reconstruction Of Skin Scars. It is an outpatient procedure typically used to remove acne scarring to make your skin smooth again. The treatments involves depositing small amounts of TCA at high concentration onto the exterior of the atrophic scar. Dermal structure is re-organised and restore the making of new collagen through placement of trichloroacetic acid or TCA.

Unlike chemical peels or laser resurfacing, it is a very confined skin needling treatments, and does not unnecessarily treat normal parts of the skin. This helps to notably lessen the risks and side effects.

At SKIN CLUB – Cosmetic Doctors you can have confidence in the Cosmetic Doctor Difference. This means that our cosmetic procedures are all administered by expert cosmetic doctors who use only the highest quality products and latest technology. To us, each patient is an individual, with unique concerns and goals, and our tailored consultation, treatments and aftercare reflect this. See our SKIN CLUB Journey below, to find out more.

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Skinclub TCA Cross Treatment Melbourne

Types of Acne Scars

It is important to understand what type of acne scar an individual has to know what the best possible treatment is applicable.

Macular scarring – These are described as flat areas with increased and decreased pigmentation but are not indentations in the skin.

Boxcar scars – These are shallow scars that have sharp vertical edges on the cross-section. From a bird’s eye view, it can be round or oval-shaped.

Rolling scars – These are the type of acne scars that appear like waves in the skin.

Deep divots – These are very deep scars and have subcutaneous tissue volume loss.

Ice-pick scars – These scars are deep but small holes in the skin. It is similar to the impression left by an ice-pick.

Hypertrophic scarring – The scars are raised and often pigmented.

Keloid scars – These are significantly raised scars, usually red or purple in color. These scars are commonly developed due to trauma in the skin.

Unfortunately, acne can lead to scarring if the breakouts become uncontrollable. Nowadays, there are several options available to treat acne scarring such as laser treatments, dermal fillers, fat transfers, and skin needling. These techniques depend on the condition of the acne scar and the skin’s condition.

What is TCA Cross?

TCA CROSS stands for Trichloroacetic Acid Chemical Reconstruction Of Skin Scars. It is an outpatient procedure typically used to remove acne scarring to make your skin smooth again. The treatments involves depositing small amounts of TCA at high concentration onto the exterior of the atrophic scar. Dermal structure is re-organised and restore the making of new collagen through placement of trichloroacetic acid or TCA.

Unlike chemical peels or laser resurfacing, it is a very confined skin needling treatments, and does not unnecessarily treat normal parts of the skin. This helps to notably lessen the risks and side effects.

How long does it take for TCA Cross to heal?

Frosting of the scar surface will last up to 12 hours. Redness and soreness is expected 24 to 48 hours from treatments. After 2 to 3 days a small scab will develop, which falls off after 3 to 7 days.

How much is TCA Cross treatment?

TCA Cross in Melbourne starts at $395. This pricing will all depend on the condition of the acne scarring and the complexity of the procedure.

How many TCA Cross treatments?

Multiple treatments are usually necessary to achieve significant improvement in the appearance and depth of lines and scars. Most patients require 3 to 6 treatments which may be repeated at 2 to 8 week intervals over 6 months. Treatment effects are cumulative and will usually be seen within 6-8 weeks of each treatment.

What should I do after?

Most patients are able to return to their daily routine within 48 hours from treatment. It is important to follow the instructions given to you by your doctor for quicker healing process and get best results

  • Apply moisturizer and skin soothing products that your doctor advised you to use. Your skin may feel dry and irritated to touch.
  • Wear sunscreen when every time you will be exposed to the sun
  • Be gentle with the skin especially when wet
  • Refrain from strenuous exercise, saunas or other heat inducing environments
  • Use soft baby cloth to wipe the face and wash with mild or gentle cleanser. Do not use harsh cloth to clean the face.
  • Avoid pulling or picking flakey skin
  • Don’t use exfoliating products including acids or enzymes

What is the difference between a TCA CROSS and TCA Chemical Peels?

CROSS only treats the area of scarring while chemical peel treats the whole face using a lower concentration of TCA. Peels are used to exfoliate and for skin resurfacing. TCA Chemical Peels do wonder for skin texture and skin pigmentation but not so much for acne scarring.

Is TCA Cross safe?

TCA Cross is a safe and cost-effective, and minimally invasive technique for the management of ice pick acne scars that are otherwise generally difficult to treat. For some patients, the outcome may not be endured because there is not enough collagen and there is a delay in the production of new ones.

TCA Cross Technique

TCA Cross treatment works on the scars of the patients so there is only a mild and temporary stinging sensation. Most patients report that they feel minimal discomfort but are manageable. There is also no need for a local anesthetic or sedation during the procedure.

After the procedure, the treated area will appear “frosted”. This is normal and will quickly go away. Redness and small scabs are expected to develop which will naturally fall off for about 7 days. A detailed aftercare form will be provided to help with the healing process for about a week. The full effect of the treatments is seen after a few months with multiple sessions spaced 1 month apart. Over time, collagen production improves skin indention.

What types of skin conditions can be treated?

Boxcar (round or oval depressions), rolling acne (scars with sloping edges) and ice-pick scars (deep and narrow impressions) respond best to the treatment. All skin types work well with TCA Cross.

How long does the treatment take?

Depending on the severity of the treatments, one session can take 2-15 minutes. The skin completely heals in 5-7 days. A patient can go back to work and resume normal day to day activities with proper care.

How successful is TCA Cross treatments?

Acne scar that are shallow and less noticeable ideally improve from 20% to 30% with each treatment. After 3 treatments, the acne scar improvement is about 50% to 80% especially for deep ice pick scar. It will continue to become better for several months.

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Personalized Aftercare
Personalized Aftercare

We offer a detailed and personalised level of care to all of our patients. After your treatment, you will receive a comprehensive aftercare guide, along with after-hours phone support and booking for your complimentary review appointment.

Latest Technology
Latest Technology

We use state of the art technology to perform all our procedures, which provide unrivalled results for your skin and body. Our products and technologies are sourced globally from top manufacturers.

Qualified Doctors
Qualified Doctors

At SKIN CLUB – Cosmetic Doctors you can have confidence in the Cosmetic Doctor Difference. Our fully qualified medical team with over 10 years of experience guarantees all our procedures are performed with expert and safe techniques.

Safe Treatments
Safe Treatments

Our clinic takes pride in operating all our procedures responsibly and ethically. Our main priority is to maintain patient wellbeing, after every procedure our doctors will take the time to review your recovery process.

The skinclub journey

Our doctors have formulated  a process to ensure their patient’s safety is the first concern and exceed their expectations.

Step 1
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Start your journey with a consultation

Your treatment journey begins with a detailed consultation where the cosmetic doctor performs an in-depth medical examination where you can discuss your concerns and areas you would like to improve. This is a chance for our cosmetic doctors to determine the clients’ wishes and design the perfect treatment plan.

Step 2
Step 2

Treatment Day

On your Treatment Day, you will be greeted by our warm and friendly staff who will make you feel totally at ease. Before treatment, our patients are adhered with a numbing solution or local anaesthetic to ensure the treatment is comfortable and painless. The doctor will make sure you feel safe throughout your entire procedure and love your final results.

Step 3
Step 3

Personalised Aftercare

After every procedure, our specialised doctors will provide you with specific instructions and guidelines for post-treatment care. Aftercare is crucial to the health and safety of each patient as well as determining the best outcome of your results.

Step 4
Step 4

Treatment Plan

In the initial consultation, our doctor’s discussions are private and confidential with you. Furthermore, their aesthetic plan for treatment is also unique to you and their aesthetic sense. All costs are discussed initially verbally in the initial consultation and then a written estimate will be provided for your treatment plan.

Step 5
Step 5

Love your Look!

We know that you will not only love your look, but you will also love the journey and experience here at SKIN CUB Cosmetic Doctors. We pride ourselves on the utmost professional service and patient experience before, during and after your procedure.

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Review Appointment

Here at SKIN CLUB Cosmetic Doctors review appointments are a vital part of your treatment post-care. SKIN CLUB offers complimentary review appointments at 7 days and 3 months post-treatment. If you require immediate attention an emergency review appointment will also be scheduled free of charge.

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