Acne Scarring | Skin Perfection

Acne Scarring

Award winning clinic
Excellence award for Acne Treatments London &
Best Skin Care Treatments Specialists – Central London

Advanced expert team delivering your treatments tracking and monitoring your results

Results seen from the first session

Affordable treatments and payment plans available

Acne and acne scarring

Are you concerned about scarring, loss of volume? Have you noticed the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles? Or you just want to improve your overall skin texture?

Are you ready to take your skin rejuvenation to the next level? Let’s revive and regenerate your skin’s healthy glow.

Choosing the best treatments and products to reduce or completely remove acne scarring

At Skin Perfection, we can offer you a range of treatments that are effective for acne scarring. The good news is that today’s cosmetic treatments can now reduce – or in many cases, completely remove – acne scars and there are several options for treatment.

During your consultation, your skin expert will discuss your options and expectations, to make sure we choose the cosmetic procedure and products that will work best for you and your skin – and will allow you to continue with your work, social or other commitments. The treatment plan will also take into account how much downtime you can cope with (which may be important if you prefer people not to know you are having treatments).

See below for more information about the wide range of treatments and skincare products available from Skin Perfection to help restore your confidence in yourself and your appearance.

What will your journey look like? Hear it straight from our real patients

Our Award Winning Team

Why Choose Skin Perfection?

    An award-winning team of specialists in laser and acne skincare treatments

  Safe and effective procedures, defined by protocols that are set and monitored by our Laser Protection Advisor and   medical professionals

  As a special treatment license holder, we adhere to strict standards set by local and national government guidelines and legislation

  Our treatments use the most up-to-date, medical-grade equipment and products

We are proud to have recently won the title of “Best Skin and Laser Clinic- Central London”

Scar Removal Treatment Results

Scar removal by dermapen

facial scar removal

Acne treatments

Acne, acne scarring, oily skin, skin peels - Skin Perfection London After 6

About acne, acne scarring, oily skin and blocked pores

What is acne?

Acne is a common skin condition that affects most people, to some extent, usually when they're in their teens and early twenties (although 'adult acne' can continue into later years).

It can vary from relatively mild and superficial blackheads or whiteheads with oily skin, to more severe inflamed spots and cysts that leave permanent scarring.

Acne usually affects the face, back and front of the chest, but can also appear on the lower back, buttocks and thighs.

What causes acne?

There have been many myths over the years about the causes of acne, as well as how to treat it.

It’s mainly caused by hormonal changes that lead to an over-production of sebum (the oil that the skin produces naturally to keep itself from drying out).

When the skin’s pores (openings for hair follicles) become blocked with excess sebum and dead skin cells, oily skin, blocked pores and acne are the result.

Acne scarring

Acne lesions, particularly cysts, can leave scarring where there has been intense, collagen-damaging inflammation of the skin.

There are three main types of acne scars, characterised by their shape:

  • atrophic (mostly broad and shallow)
  • boxcar-shaped (wider and deeper, with straight sides)
  • icepick-shaped (narrow and deeper).

People with darker skin tones may also notice darkening (or hyperpigmentation) within the scars, while people with lighter skin tones may show redness (or erythema) within the scars.

It’s hard not to feel self-conscious if you’ve been left with visible acne scars, as they can be an unsightly reminder of having to deal with that condition.

But with a little help, that can change: today’s cosmetic treatments can now reduce - or in many cases, completely remove - acne scars.

See below for our range of treatment options.

What makes acne worse?

Sun exposure can cause acne scars to darken and may slow the healing process. UV rays stimulate melanocytes (pigment-producing cells), leading to further discolouration.

Physical sun blocks (unlike chemical sun creams) give instant protection and - importantly - don't contain chemicals or additives that may increase skin sensitivity or block the skin and cause the acne and redness to worsen.

So before heading outdoors, use an SPF 30+ sunscreen with the physical blocker zinc oxide, and reapply every two hours.

Picking and squeezing spots can cause pus and bacteria to filter deeper into the skin, which increases collagen damage and the spread of bacteria - causing more spots and more scarring.

Scars are made mostly of collagen, a protein fibre normally found in the skin's second layer. They are the body's way of repairing itself.

Acne scars are typically indented because of collagen loss from intense inflammation. Picking leads to further inflammation and injury of the skin, which adds to skin discolouration and scarring.

Vitamin E applied topically to scars may not help them heal faster, as is sometimes claimed.

According to a study from researchers at the University of Miami, applying the nutrient directly onto a scar can actually hinder its healing.

In the study, vitamin E had no effect (or made matters worse) for 90% of the patients, and 33% who used topical vitamin E developed a contact dermatitis.

Vitamin A (or derivatives of Vitamin A) and Vitamin C may be more effective, as they calm inflammation, protect the skin from free radical damage and help lighten any skin discolouration.

Getting help with acne, acne scarring, oily skin and blocked pores

Whatever the cause, and whatever age we are, any signs of acne can have a big effect on how we feel about ourselves.

Many sufferers have tried medication prescribed by their GP or dermatologist but if these treatments have been unsuccessful, there is little else the NHS can offer.

If you are self-conscious about having spots and scarring, however mild, please do call us at Skin Perfection.

There are many prescription treatments available but acne-prone skin usually responds well to a specifically-tailored combination of treatments - see below for details.

Treatments for acne, acne scarring, oily skin and blocked pores

Today’s cosmetic treatments can now reduce – or in many cases, completely remove – acne scars and there are several options for treatment.

Benzyl peroxide For mild acne, you may try, or your doctor may recommend, treatment with a non-prescription medication that contains benzyl peroxide. However, it is normally only effective when used in combination with other treatments listed here.

Laser photo-facial rejuvenation Boosts new skin growth, reduces scars and kills off bacteria. It’s also proven to be effective at reducing redness and acne when combined with light facial peeling.

Laser resurfacing is most effective for lighter skin tones, and best for indented or ice pick scarring. The laser emits intense heat through the skin to stimulate new collagen and elastin, which also breaks down the scarring and improves the skin's texture. See micro-needling, below, as an alternative for darker skin tones.

LED light therapy Proven to be effective at reducing acne and scarring: we use the blue light to address the bacteria, the yellow light to stimulate new collagen production and the red light to help soothe and calm the inflammation.

Medical-grade home skincare products  Prescribed by your skin specialist for use on a daily basis, morning and night, to help manage and maintain your breakouts and maintain healthy skin

Medical grade mineral make-up A better option than spending money on great treatments and products - then applying the incorrect make up, which may be the cause of you getting repeatedly blocked or  irritated skin, causing new breakouts and scarring.

Medical microdermabrasion is great for any superficial scars or marks left from acne. It can be easily combined with our skin peels to boost the results.

Micro-needling using Dermastamp or Dermaroller is an alternative to laser resurfacing, especially for patients with darker skin tones and those who do not want the downtime due to swelling (which can happen after laser resurfacing). It's the latest celebrity ‘secret weapon’ to treat acne scars and leave your skin bright, clear and bursting with youthful radiance.

Micro-needling can be used alongside skin peels (if your skin is suitable for peels) to further improve the texture of your skin. The Dermaroller stimulates the natural healing process, using your own collagen to regenerate and repair your skin naturally, while skin peels use active ingredients to dissolve and remove unwanted lesions on the skin.

Skin peels These help to reduce or remove dark marks, indented scars and uneven skin left after the acne has cleared. But, if you are still experiencing the breakouts, we can provide a peel that will deal with the acne and the scarring at the same time.

In your consultation, we may discuss combining two or more procedures in a treatment plan that will help maximise results.

Call us today to find out which option is most suitable for you, as well as book your free consultation and receive your free skin health check.

Products for acne, acne scarring, oily skin and blocked pores

Our skincare products are classed as ‘cosmeceutical’ grade or medical grade, as they have active ingredients that penetrate under the skin.

Just like skin treatments are a tailored approach, your skin care products should be also carefully selected to treat the proplematic areas of your skin. With the use of our SkinObserv analyser we are able to pin point where the bacteria is as well as the over production of excess oil, including any visible and textural concerns. This additional step in your skin assessment allows your practitioner to specifically prescribe only the most beneficial products that will compliment and enhance your treatment at home.

Not only these products will prepare your skin for a safe and more effective treatment, they will maximise and maintain your results your practitioner has carefully delivered for you. Our ethos for the ultimate healthy skin doesn’t stop at the treatment couch, rather it becomes a daily lifestyle routine in order to maintain your skin, prevent your condition reoccurring and minimise your future visits to the Clinic. You’ll be taught how to take back control of your skin.

But we don’t stop there. Sometimes the missing piece of the puzzle comes down to the supplements that you take or the make- up that you apply. This will be carefully assessed and taken into consideration at your skin assessment.

At Skin Perfection London you can be assured we’ve only selected the most suitable and multi-award winning product lines to compliment your treatment plan. Treating form within as well out.

Treatment prices

Skin resurfacing for acne scars
AreaTreatments from Course of 4 treatments Course of 2 treatments (as a top-up only)
Isolated scars (10cm x 10cm area)£211£717 £380
Eyes ( crows feet)£239£812 £430
Forehead£259£880 £466
Half face£299£1,016
Full face£379£1,288
Notes *July only. Terms & conditions apply.

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Dermaquest Skin Resurfacers
Skin peelTreatments from Course of 6 treatmentsCourse of 3 treatments
Primary Pumpkin£105£536
Power Pumpkin£105£536
Lactic Acid Resurfacer£105£536

Mango Brite Resurfacer£105£536

Dermaquest Advanced Peels
Glycolic 30% or 40%£130£663
Salicylic Peel£130£663

Modified Jessners Peel£130£663

Skin Brite Peel£130£663

Power PEPTIDE Res£130£663

Hibiscus Mandelic Peel£160£816

TCA and SA Peel£180£918

Dermaquest Mixology
All Even Peel£199£1,014


DePigment Peel£199£1,014


BeSmooth Peel£199£1,014


BeClear Peel£199£1,014


Notes *July only. Terms & conditions apply.Suitable for more targeted skin concerns, and only available after a skin test patch and consent 24 hours before treatment. Preparation is essential (the preparation kit you need will depend on your skin type).The downtime for advanced peels is between 7 and 10 days following treatment. Resurfacers need slightly less downtime.The downtime for advanced peels is between 7 and 10 days following treatment. Resurfacers need slightly less downtime.. You may also need a post-treatment kit.

Acne Scarring Testimonials

  • 5 out of 5

    Such a great experience at Skin Perfection! Truly kind and attentive service with great deals for students. Would recommend anyone!
    Douwe van der Stroom

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