Chemical peeling/TCA CROSS Technique

Scars brought about by acne can be ice pick, rolling and box type scars.  Several scars are formed over the years of repeated inflammation process caused by acne.

Chemical peel in the form of TCA (trichloroacetic acid) is a treatment regimen that would slough off the superficial layers of our skin and stimulate collagen production. Commonly called as TCA CROSS technique for deep scars, this utilizes high concentration of TCA applied locally on the pitted scars.

After the treatment, frosting or a whitish appearance can be seen on top of the scars. Few days later there will be scabs formation which will fall off in 1-2 weeks’ time.

Automated Micro needling Therapy

This collagen induction therapy utilizes the skin’s self-healing mechanisms.  Micro-needles are used to stimulate the proliferation of new cells, e.g. fibroblasts to transform into collagen and elastin fibers. The task of fibroblasts is to migrate to the point of intrusion for wound closure. The pricking channels, caused by the micro-needles, close very quickly and no tissue lesion can be detected, and none has to be repaired. The transformation for wound repair cells (e.g. fibroblasts and others) is an automatic process. Their final mission is to transform into collagen fibers. They integrate into the existing collagen formation in the upper dermis. This new fiber formation – in terms of many hundred percent – thickens the skin and fills former atrophic scars. As single needle prick is not worth mentioning. But if thousands of microscopic small needle-pricks are set, the induced collagen formation becomes confluent and forms a new collagen layer. This body reaction is called neo-collagenesis.

The procedure would require a topical anesthesia for 45 minutes, and then the procedure would last from 15 to 30 minutes. To maximize result, additional topical medications are being applied during the procedure.  Temporary redness is an expected outcome which will disappear in a few days and eventually you will notice gradual improvement of your scars. Repeat treatment session can be done every 3 to 4 weeks.