TCA Cross also known as trichloroacetic acid is uniquely suitable for treating boxcar acne, icepick acne and chicken pox scars. TCA Cross stimulates the formation of new collagen production and elastin within the scar wall resulting in remodelling of the skin. TCA Cross will certainly reach those areas within the dermis that fraxel lasers can not reach, making this the best approach to completely eliminating the acne scarring successfully with minimal discomfort and visible improvement.

How does it work?
TCA Cross treats the depression of the scarring itself. The acid is directly deposited within the scar using a wooden pick applicator or syringe. TCA Cross can also treat chicken pox, injury scars and open pores. Recovery time is less then one week. TCA Cross is usually combined with Microneedling (CIT) to maximise the final result.

A treatment course is necessary for maximum results and will be tailored to meet your specific requirements in order to acheive the final result.

What is Microneedling Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT) and what can it do for my skin?

Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT) / Microneedling Treatment is a minimally-invasive procedure that aims to improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, severe and moderate acne scars by stimulating existing collagen and elastin. CIT, also known as microneedling, has become quite popular with both patients and clinicians because it is safe and highly effective!

What are the benefits of Microneedling?

  • Reduces the signs of ageing and oily open pours
  • Improves the appearance of severe or moderate acne scarring such as boxcar, ice-pick scar & rolling scars
  • Reduce the appearance of pigmentation.
  • Strengthens fragile capillary networks.
  • Encourages and regenerates collagen and elastin to improve the skins overall structure, function and appearance.

What areas of the body can I have treated?

CIT has variable needle depths, it can be used on most body parts, including the face, neck, décolletage, hands, stomach, legs and arms.

How long does a microneedling CIT treatment typically take?

The procedure typically takes 30 – 45 minutes in-clinic. A topical anaesthetic will be applied before your treatment to numb the area before your procedure.

Microneedling downtime and side effects

Immediately after the treatment, your skin will most likely be red and flushed (similar in appearance to a mild sunburn). You may also experience skin tightness and slight sensitivity to touch on the area being treated. This will reduce over the following few hours after your treatment and will have completely subsided by the next day.

You may experience slight redness for a few days post-treatment. 3 to 5 days after your treatment, your skin is likely to feel a little dry and be flaky in some areas and you will notice a difference in the skin. This is due to the fast cellular turn over post-treatment.

How many treatments will I need?

Each person’s skin conditions are unique and require different levels of treatment. Your skin treatment therapist will determine the number of treatments to undergo. The number of treatments will be determined by your skin goals (i.e. erase visible acne scars) and also by the health of your skin, making it important to prepare your skin before your first derma CIT treatment.

As a general rule 3 to 5 treatments, every 2-3 weeks are performed to achieve optimal results. You will then be given a maintenance plan to sustain your results and aftercare cream is provided.



For more information book a free consultation with our acne skin specialist by calling: 01217691433