WHAT CAUSES ACNE SCARRING?
Acne scarring is caused by the body effectively putting “too much effort” into healing the wounds caused by acne, meaning that there is an excess of collagen built up in the dermis. 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.
TREATMENTS FOR ACNE SCARRING
We offer a wide range of acne scar treatments but they all work towards the same goal of removing the external layers of the scar tissue cells, leaving the scar either heavily faded or completely removed.
Skin peels and chemical peels use materials designed to force the body to shed the surface cells.
Microdermabrasion uses tiny crystals to physically remove the cells as well as unclogging pores, this treatment is particularly good for treating live acne as well as acne scars.
LASER RESURFACING TREATMENT
Laser treatments can also remove the surface cells but are targeted so they don’t cause damage to surrounding healthy skin cells. These treatments include CO2RE, which can target both superficial and deeper layers of your skin, and Fraxel, which penetrates deep in to the skin.
Microneedling involves multiple tiny needles puncturing the the skin to stimulate the body’s natural healing process, promoting renewed skin cells.
The best treatment for you will depend on the extent of the scarring, the desired results, and your skin type. For this reason, you should book a consultation with our trained and experienced skin experts to help you decide. In some cases, combining multiple treatments may have the best effect.
Are you suffering from live acne? Find out about the specific acne treatments we offer depending on whether you’re a teenager or adult.