Acne scar removal London
If you want to reduce or remove acne scars to reveal smoother and healthier looking skin, acne scar removal in London may help.
We are one of London’s leading skin clinics and laser specialists. We help our patients treat acne scars through a range of acne scar removal treatments. You will leave us after treatment with skin that looks smoother and more rejuvenated.
Our practitioners have years of experience of helping patients find the right acne scar treatment for them. During your consultation, we will walk you through the various treatment options and what results you can expect to achieve.
From the moment you start your journey with Skin perfection, you will be in the hands of experts who can help.
What type of acne do I have?
Anyone can experience acne at any age. from being a teenager through to adult acne. A case of acne can be mild, moderate or severe. Not everyone with acne will develop acne scarring. But most acne sufferers will see a few acne scars at some point in their life.
When you have mild acne, you usually see whiteheads or blackheads with a few red bumps. This form of acne is less irritated than more severe acne forms.
You will see more widespread whiteheads and blackheads then you do with mild acne. Moderate acne also causes more papules and pimples filled with puss (pustules).
If you have a severe case of acne, you are likely to see painful puss-filled bumps called nodules or cysts. They sit below the surface of your skin.
Most of the time, any marks left from acne will heal and clear over time. However, with severe acne or cystic acne, you are more likely to leave permanent scarring as it starts the healing process.
You are also more likely to develop permanent acne scarring if you pick or squeeze your acne. You should always treat your acne and allow it to heal naturally.
Types of acne scars
Acne scars can come in different forms. Some types of acne scarring are more difficult to treat than others. Here are the most common types of acne scars:
Atrophic scars are also called pitted scars as they are indented in appearance. These types of scars heal below the surface of the skin. atrophic scars are the most common type of acne scars.
Hypertrophic scars and keloid scars
Both of these types of acne scars are raised lumps of scar tissue, which take the place of the area the acne once was.
Hypertrophic scars are the same size as the acne, whereas keloid scars form and grow much larger than the site of the original acne.
These types of acne scars are more common in people with darker skin tones.
Ice pick scars
Ice pick scars are small, narrow indentations that point down into the skin. You are likely to find this type of acne scar on the cheeks. They are tough to treat and require a more persistent form of treatment.
They get their name as they look like indented boxes. They usually form on the lower cheeks and jaw on people who have severe and widespread acne.
Rolling scars vary in depth and have sloped edges. This is why the skin can appear wavy and uneven.
Not sure what type of acne scars you have? Book a skin health check with one of our practitioners who will run through your skin concerns with you.
What is the best acne scar treatment?
At Skin Perfection, we offer a range of acne scarring treatments. Finding the right acne scar treatments can feel challenging, but with the help of our skin experts, you will find the one that’s right for you.
Laser skin resurfacing treatment
Laser resurfacing treatment helps to improve your skin texture and tone to reveal healthy skin. It does this by emitting tiny beams of intense heat below the surface of the skin. Laser resurfacing helps by stimulating collagen production, which helps breakdown and minimise acne scars.
who is this suitable for?
It is a great acne scar treatment for anyone with a lighter skin tone who have pitted acne scars. If you have a darker skin tone, you may want to look at our microneedling treatment.
Laser photo-facial skin rejuvenation
An ideal treatment for reducing skin inflammation, redness and reducing pore size. The laser photo-facial treatment helps to provide you with a glowing complexion that looks and feels more healthy than before.
Who is this suitable for?
This acne scarring treatment is suited to anyone with a lighter skin tone up to light skin type 4. It works well with a skin peel to help fight acne causing bacteria. This helps to tackle further acne breakouts.
LED light therapy
Dermalux LED Phototherapy uses pure light energy at different wavelengths to promote elastin and collagen production. It does this with no downtime and no discomfort. It has three colour wavelengths; red, blue and yellow.
Yellow – stimulates the production of new collagen
Red – helps to balance the skin
Blue – address acne causing bacteria in the skin
Who is this suitable for?
Most people will benefit from this treatment. We see patients get great results from led light therapy. During your consultation we will discuss whether this treatment or another acne scar treatment will work best for you.
Does acne scarring treatment hurt?
Most acne scarring treatments are comfortable and require very little downtime. With the laser skin resurfacing treatment, you will feel small, hot pinpricks. For this treatment, we will apply a numbing cream before your session to make it more comfortable for you.
Trust the experts to treat acne scarring in London
Our practitioners at Skin Perfection have over 20 years’ experience between them in treating various skin conditions including acne scars. We provide a comfortable and supportive environment where you can get advice on the right acne scarring treatment for you.
We want you to feel safe and cared for throughout your treatment experience. This is why we offer a no obligation consultation and skin health check. Not only will this provide us with the details we need to provide a bespoke treatment package, but it also gives you the opportunity to ask any questions you have.
Take your first steps to skin perfection today by booking a consultation.
How to find our London clinic
The Skin Perfection clinic is in Oxford Circus, on Oxford Street, one of London’s busiest and most exciting shopping areas.
21-22 Great Castle Street,
Tel: 020 7629 4116
Arriving by train
The nearest mainline station is Euston, and the Oxford Circus tube station is a short walk away.