Risk of Hypopigmentation in TCA Cross
- Asked by Ice Pick Scarred in Chicago
- 4 years ago
I was planning to get TCA Cross on my scars, but one doctor told that I risk hypopigmentation. Is this true?
Hypopigmentation is a risk from TCA treatments for scars but it is usually temporary.
TCA CROSS Technique
The CROSS technique is effective for acne scars with high potency TCA. It does make an initial wound and the epidermolysis (shedding of the top layer of skin) does appear "frosted" immediately after treatment. Pigment changes (both lightening and darkening) do occur and high potency TCA is not for all skin types. In experienced hands repeated treatments with TCA Cross offers good results.
True ice pick scars do not repond to chemical peels
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