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TCA Cross in Roseville, CA

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What is TCA Cross?

TCA Cross is a minimally invasive procedure performed at Modern Aesthetics in Roseville, CA that uses a high concentration of trichloroacetic acid (TCA) to create a chemical reaction in ice pick scars (scars that have a sunken or pitted look). This process stimulates the production of new collagen, which helps to fill in the indentations and improve the appearance of the scars. The cross in TCA Cross stands for “chemical reconstruction of skin scars” and is most commonly used to treat acne scars, although not every ice pick scar that TCA Cross can treat is a result of acne. If you have one or more deep scars affecting your self-esteem, contact Dr. Shahzad Anwar and the team at Modern Aesthetics for a consultation.

How is TCA Cross Performed?

TCA Cross sessions are performed at our Roseville, CA office. After a consultation, Dr. Anwar and the team will determine the concentration of TCA that should be applied to the scar based on the depth and extent of the scarring. The acid is placed inside the scar(s) using a small applicator that will not harm the surrounding skin. The area treated by TCA will exhibit a process called “frosting,” where it turns white and then red. This is normal and is a sign that the damaged skin will scab and heal, creating healthier skin. The treatment takes approximately 15 – 30 minutes at Modern Aesthetics, depending on the number of scars you have treated. Multiple treatments are often needed, and Dr. Anwar will provide detailed aftercare instructions so your results are not compromised.

As a long time client of Dr. Anwar, he is amazing! Literally, he can work magic! I have some medical/health issues that make my skin a challenge to work with. I wouldn't trust anyone else. I cannot recommend him highly enough!! Caroline N.

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Dr. Anwar and his staff are wonderful! This was my first time being treated by him. He was very informative and attentive. When I went in for my treatment, he was kind and it did not hurt at all. He also added value to my experience by doing a few things that I hadn't planned on. The result is AMAZING. I am so happy with his work. Don't hesitate to see Dr. Anwar. He is a genius!

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Dr Anwar and his staff are the absolute best. He’s the only one I see for my Botox and filler!

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I rarely leave reviews, but Dr. Anwar's exceptional service and expertise deserve acknowledgment. My recent experience with PRF treatment and Botox surpassed my expectations. Dr. Anwar's precision and skill in both procedures were evident, and the results were simply beautiful. Not only is Dr. Anwar proficient in his work, but he also creates a comfortable and welcoming environment. His sweet and friendly demeanor instantly put me at ease. Thank you, Dr. Anwar, for the fantastic experience!!! You are the best!!!

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The entire process was smooth, and I felt well-cared for throughout. I highly recommend Dr. Anwar for anyone seeking top-notch aesthetic treatments delivered with professionalism and a personal touch. My confidence in his abilities has made me a loyal patient!!! Love you guys!!

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What Are the Benefits of TCA Cross?

TCA Cross treatments at Modern Aesthetics can help reduce the appearance of ice pick scars from previous acne breakouts. Benefits of this chemical therapy include:

  • Minimizing existing scars
  • Minimally invasive treatments that are completed in under an hour
  • TCA Cross can be combined with other treatments, such as dermal fillers, to plump up sunken skin
  • Increased self-confidence
  • Smoother, more radiant skin
  • It can be used on most skin types
  • Providing a younger look

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Cross Out Your Worries About Scars

Scars can make us self-conscious and cause anxiety about our appearance. But you don’t have to learn to accept them for the rest of your life. If you have ice pick scars that you want to minimize, look no further than Dr. Anwar and Modern Aesthetics in Roseville, CA, who offer minimally invasive TCA Cross treatments. These procedures treat the deep scars with highly effective chemicals that help fill in the scars with new skin. If you are interested in learning more about TCA Cross or other acne scar remedies, give us a call at your earliest convenience.

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.