Laser scar removal London
Has persistent acne led to you developing acne scarring? While scarring is a common issue, it can leave you feeling uncomfortable in your own skin. So, what is the solution? This is where laser scar removal in London might be able to help.
At Skin Perfection, we provide a number of laser treatments to help reduce the appearance of scars including acne scars. We take the time to understand what type of scarring you have and what will be the most effective treatment for you.
As experts in laser treatments in London, we help our patients feel good about their skin. Our aim is for you to leave us with skin that looks healthy and rejuvenated. Start your scar treatment today by booking a consultation with one of our practitioners.
Why have I developed acne scars?
Every time our skin suffers an injury, we can develop a scar. They are a natural part of the body’s wound healing process and often fade over time, but rarely fully disappear.
Acne scarring is common in both men and women. Acne scars form as the result of a complication with acne. This is usually when more severe types of acne spots burst and damage the surrounding skin.
Scarring can also occur:
- Following chickenpox
- When the skin is burnt
- Accidents or illness
What are the main types of acne scar?
Knowing what type of scar you have can help you find the right scar removal treatment. Not all acne scars look the same. Some might appear as shallow indents on your skin, whereas others can look like raised lumps of scar tissue.
To help you understand what type of acne scar you might have and what they look like, we have broken down the main types of acne scarring below.
The most common type of acne scars – Hypertrophic scars
If persistent acne has given you acne scarring, the chances are you have hypertrophic scars. You can see them as thick and teased lumps of scar tissue that have taken the place of where the acne used to be. Hypertrophic scars are the same size as the acne that has caused them.
Where: you are likely to find hypertrophic scars across the jawline or on your chest, back or shoulders.
Treatment: laser treatment or laser therapy usually works best on hypertrophic scars. It is most effective on newly formed acne scars rather than older scars.
Keloid scars look similar to hypertrophic scars in that they are also raised lumps of scar tissue. However, keloid scars create a scar that is larger and goes beyond the site of the original acne.
A keloid scar is the result of too much collagen production during the acne wound healing process. Keloid scars can be red, pink or darker than your skin tone. They can also continue to grow after your wound has healed.
Where: a keloid scar is most likely to form on your upper chest, shoulders, neck and head. However, they can form on other parts of your body.
Treatment: the best form of scar treatment for keloid scars is laser treatments.
If you have cystic acne (more severe acne breakouts) you are likely to develop atrophic scars. Unlike keloid scars, they are not lumpy, but rather sit below the surface of the skin. They are also referred to as pitted scars because of their indented appearance.
There are three main types of atrophic scars:
These are broad and box-like in nature, with sharply defined edges. They typically form on the lower cheeks and across the jaw.
Ice pick scars
This type of acne scar looks like an ice pick as they are narrow indentations that point down into the skin. You are likely to see these on your cheek area.
This type of acne scar can vary in depth and have sloping edges that make the skin look uneven. You will find rolling scars on the lower cheeks and across the jaw.
Treatment for atrophic scars: finding the right acne scar treatment for this type of scar can be difficult. you may require multiple treatments over a longer period of time. Treatment might include laser treatment, skin peels and micro-needling.
What is the best option for laser acne scarring treatment in London?
At Skin Perfection, we offer the following types of laser acne scar treatments:
Laser skin resurfacing treatment
Laser skin resurfacing treatment works by removing the damaged outer layer of skin. It helps to break down acne scarring and encourages new skin to grow.
It sends beams of intense heat beneath the skin to stimulate collagen production. This helps to reduce or remove scar tissue and treats fine lines and wrinkles as well pigmented skin. It is also a great laser treatment for improving your skin tone and texture.
Laser skin resurfacing is only suitable for lighter skin tones. If you have a darker skin tone, we can advise you on other treatments for your skin type such as Dermapen micro-needling treatment.
Laser photo-facial skin rejuvenation
The Laser photo-facial treatment uses intense pulsed light (IPL) to help rejuvenate and repair
damage to your skin. This includes red marks, brown spots and acne scars.
With a course of photo-facial treatments, you can see a reduction in scarring, while also minimising pore size and smoothing lines and wrinkles. it will provide you with skin that glows and requires little to no downtime.
If you have mild acne, this laser treatment works well in combination with a light skin peel. For more severe acne such as cystic acne, we advise you combine laser treatment with a deeper skin peel. The combination of treatments not only helps tackle scars, but it also fights spot-causing bacteria and removes dead skin cells.
Laser photo-facial skin rejuvenation is only suitable for lighter skin types. If you have a darker skin tone, our practitioners will work with you to find another treatment solution that will give you the results you are looking for.
LED light therapy
Dermalux LED Phototherapy uses concentrated beams of LED light to penetrate below the surface of your skin to encourage collagen growth. It does this by speeding up the body’s natural healing process.
This laser treatment also stimulates the production of new skin cells to help treat acne scars, rosacea, and blemishes. It can also help soothe and reduce skin inflammation.
You can use Dermalux as a stand-alone treatment or in combination with other treatments. At your consultation, your practitioner will talk to you about your skin concerns to develop a skincare package that will work for you.
Lean more about our laser scar treatments
We will give you clear and honest advice on which treatments will help tackle your skin issues. It’s also a chance for you to ask any questions you might have. We want you to feel comfortable and confident in choosing us for laser scar removal treatment in London.
Trust the experts in laser scar removal London
Our team at Skin Perfection in London has over 20 years’ experience in helping patients find the right skin treatments for their skin conditions. We can help you reduce your acne scars, stretch marks and other types of scarring with our range of laser treatments.
Our laser treatments are set and monitored by our Laser Protection Advisor and medical professionals. Not only does this ensure that you achieve optimal results from your treatments, but it also means you can feel safe in the hands of our experts.
We want you to feel happy through your journey with us, so that you not only leave us with great looking skin, but also feeling good about yourself too.
How to find Skin Perfection in London
Our clinic is based near one of London’s busiest shopping areas – Oxford Street. We are
well connected to all parts of the capital via the tube network. Our nearest tube station is Oxford Circus, which is only a two minute walk from Skin Perfection.
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