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How much improvement should we expect for TCA Cross?

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I will be having TCA cross on my new icepick scars soon. It will be done at a dermatologist's office, so I will not do it at home. I am just wondering how much improvement I should expect for the icepick scars. The dermatologist said my icepick scars are fairly shallow but will respond to TCA cross so let's see. He suggested repeating the treatment every 6 weeks for 4 sessions in total.


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@DamagedSkin Depends on how you heal, how many sessions you do, the skill of the Dr. Were all different. Takes 2-3 months (He seems to treat sooner) to see results and it's a slow process.  More time let's you see what works and doesn't with healing.

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Hi so I had one session of TCA last month and a few weeks later, I’m shocked to see that the icepick scars are nearly filled in! 

 

Now that the scars are (almost) superficial, what’s the next step for evening out the colour and tone? It’s as if the icepick scar has left a “stain” on my skin. I live in Toronto so I have limited resources.

Thank you! 

 

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@DamagedSkin Well once they are superficial you can do a few tca peels, or a fully ablative erbium laser resurfacing. 

For Red you can do vascular laser.

I am sure you have peels  and vascular laser even at the med spas in CAN.

@Gimozzi Don't know if this patients Dr is a option for your TCA ;-)

 

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