This section of the forum is dedicated to discussions on managing, treating, and correcting acne scarring. (Of note, Dr. Lam is focused principally on acne scarring rather than on managing the ongoing condition of acne, which a dermatologist would be better equipped to address.)
dr. lam, i was wondering if tca peels if done repeatedly will have any effect on shallow ice pick scarring? i wasn't even sure if you performed tca peels so i was curious. in addition to my rolling scars i have some top layer ice picks that i have considered getting a peel done on.
i have done a ton of TCA peels in the past but none for acne scarring. light TCAs do close to nothing for acne scarring. the high dose CROSS TCA acts nothing like a conventional peel so i would not even classify it as the same even though it is TCA but at a much higher concentration. bottom line to your question: no. regular TCA peels do nothing for acne scarring IMHO. best, sml
Samuel M. Lam, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Diplomate, American Board of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Diplomate, American Board of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery
Diplomate, American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery