Acne Scarring

Acne Scarring

What is Acne Scarring?

Once acne has completely healed and is no longer active, it can still leave behind visible, permanent scarring. There are a number of innovative professional treatments available to help improve the appearance of acne scarring.

Acne scarring is caused by the body putting “too much effort” into healing the wounds caused by acne, causing an excess of collagen built up in the skin. This collagen may stay in place permanently, creating acne scarring.

In some cases the result is not a true scar, but simply an excess of pigmentation. This may fade away over a few months or years, but generally isn’t permanent as with other acne scars, which can appear as textured skin.

We offer a range of treatments to combat the whole range of acne scars. It is recommended to book a skin consultation with one of our expert skin specialists to assess the scarring and develop a treatment plan tailored to you.

Types of Acne Scarring

There are four main types of acne scarring and this will determine the type of treatment you need. You may discuss this with your doctor to find out which best corresponds to your particular type of acne and they will then discuss all potential treatments with you.

Hyperthrophic Scarring (Keloid Scars)

These scars are raised from your skin’s surface and have a firm texture. Keloid scars are commonly found on your back or your chest area, although it can also appear on your face and your neck.  These scars usually reduce in size over time.

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Boxcar Scarring

These scars are usually rounded or oval-shaped holes in your skin with steep vertical edges. Boxcar scarring looks like the scars left after you have chickenpox and they are usually found on your cheek area.

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Rolling Scarring

These have rounded, sloping edges, hence the name.  You may see rolling scarrings often have a rough texture and a wavy or rippling appearance and they are the result of damage under your skin.

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Ice Pick Scarring

These common type of scars is usually deep and very narrow. Your skin’s surface looks as though it has been pierced by an ice pick, hence the name. Some pick scars are large in size and often look similar to an open pore.

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Treatments for Acne Scarring

Fractional Mesotherapy

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A bespoke solution containing pure active ingredients will be delivered through Mesotherapy targeting specific skin cells to regenerate new collagen, elastin fibres and cell turnover. It´s complemented to increase the skin tightening, providing moisture and skin volume. Thanks to this exclusive product, acne scarring can be restored and natural rejuvenation achieved.

Fractional Mesotherapy combined with micro-needling (collagen induction therapy) is most effective for deep scarring that require an extra boost. The treatment delivers controlled wounding to the skin that will stimulate new cell regeneration and collagen, building a stronger structure in the deeper layers of the skin to bridge the breakdown.

BENEFITS

  • Prevents skin ageing.
  • Neutralises free radicals.
  • Reduces oxydation process.
  • Reduces wrinkles & fine lines.
  • Stimulates collagen synthesis.
  • Firms the skin.
  • Restores the skin structure.
  • Moisturises.
  • Improves skin softness
  • Soothes irritated and damaged skin.

If you would like further information please get in touch, alternatively book a consultation online.