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ABOUT DOT PEEL (TCA CROSS)


TCA CROSS is the 'Chemical Reconstruction Of Skin Scars' (CROSS) using trichloroacetic acid (TCA). The TCA CROSS procedure involves depositing small amounts of TCA at high concentration (50-100%) onto the surface of the atrophic scar.

ABOUT SUBCISION

Subcision is a treatment used to correct a type of mainly acne scars. With this procedure, your doctor inserts a hypodermic needle or cannula into your skin directly beneath the scar. These are used to loosen and break the fibers that connect the scar to the tissue underneath it.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
SUBCISION
This procedure uses a hypodermic needle to break the fibrotic strands, which tether the scar to the underlying subcutaneous tissue. The release of the fibrotic strands and new collagen deposition caused by wound healing leads to cosmetic improvement of the scar.

DOT PEEL (TCA CROSS)
The TCA CROSS procedure involves depositing small amounts of TCA at high concentration (50-100%) onto the surface of the atrophic scar. This causes a local inflammatory reaction leading to the formation of new collagen fibres. The aim is to improve the appearance of the scar by increasing collagen reflectance and reducing shadows cast over scar depressions. Complete resolution is unlikely to be achieved with this treatment method alone, so our clinic has combination treatment program with other procedures.
WHICH AREAS CAN BE TREATED WITH SUBCISION AND DOT PEEL?
These procedures are used for the treatment of:

Depressed distensile scars (due to acne, trauma, surgery)
Depressed bound down scars (due to acne, chickenpox, trauma, surgery)
WHAT TO EXPECT : RESULTS
These processes not only help to lift a depressed scar, but they also trigger the release of collagen at the site of the needle/cannula insertion. Both the scar lifting and collagen release can help reduce the appearance of the scar.