Most people will develop at least one scar in their lifetime. While scars are not harmful, they can be unsightly and leave you feeling self-conscious. If you’re looking for a way to treat the scarring on your skin, laser scar removal London could be the solution.
Laser scar removal can help to remove the damaged layers of skin and reduce the redness in a scar. Laser treatment can leave you with skin that feels healthier, brighter and fresher than before.
Here at Skin Perfection, we’re specialists in laser treatments. Our trained practitioners have years of experience in skin rejuvenation and scarring treatments. So, whether it’s keloid scars, hypertrophic scars or pitted scars caused by acne, you’ll be in the hands of experts who can help.
What causes scarring?
Scars and scar tissue can form as a response to the body’s natural healing process after injury. Different forms of scarring can develop as a result of deep wounds, surgery or inflammatory skin conditions such as dermatitis or acne.
During trauma to the skin, tissues break which causes collagen to be released. Collagen is an essential building block in the skin and builds up around damaged tissue. This helps injuries to heal and the skin to strengthen on the wound.
In the months post injury, new collagen will continue to form. This results in scarring becoming raised or lumpy. In time, collagen around the wound will begin to break down, and the scar will become smoother. Scars are permanent, but they can start to fade over time.
What are the different types of scars?
Scars can present themselves as fine lines on the skin, as a pitted hole on the skin or a raised growth of skin tissue. Before you look to book a treatment for your scars, it’s important to understand the type of scarring you have.
Each type of scarring will respond differently to treatment. This is why you should always seek the advice of trained experts.
Suffering from acne breakouts is a challenge in itself, but dealing with acne scars can be frustrating. Acne scars form when breakouts enter deeper into the skin and damage the tissue beneath it.
While any type of acne can cause scarring, it’s most common with more serious types of acne including cystic acne that burst and damage the skin. If you suffer from acne, it’s important to not pick or squeeze your spots as this can cause acne scars.
Acne scars can be treated, however. But first you need to ensure that your acne is gone, as new breakouts can result in more scarring. It is possible to have certain treatments while taking acne medication, however this will need to be discussed with one of our practitioners during your consultation.
Hypertrophic scars are thickened, raised scars that occur around the site of an injury. Unlike Keloid scars, these types of scars don’t extend beyond the wound area. They can get thicker for up to six months, but tend to fade and flatten over time.
They typically form as a result of burn injuries, but also appear after piercings, cuts and sometimes acne. Laser treatments work by flattening raised hypertrophic scars. They also help lighten the red and pink pigments in the scars. Laser therapy is more effective on newly formed scars than on older scarring.
An atrophic scar or pitted scar are indented in appearance. This is because they heal below the normal layer of skin tissue. Atrophic scars are the most common type of acne scars. They can also form as a result of chickenpox or mole removal.
Treatment of this type of scarring can be challenging. You may require different types of treatment over a longer period of time. At your consultation, our practitioner will discuss what course of treatments will work best for you in order to achieve optimal results.
Keloid scars are an overgrowth of tissue that extend beyond the initial site of injury. A keloid scar forms when too much collagen is produced during the healing process. This type of scarring can continue to grow even after the wound has healed.
Keloid scars rise above the skin. They can appear as pink, red, skin-coloured or darker than the surrounding skin. These types of scars are not dangerous, but they can be itchy, painful and restrict movement if they are near your joints.
They are mostly found on the shoulder, upper chest, head and neck. However, they can appear on other areas of the body. They are also common among people with a dark skin tone. Laser treatment can help to reduce the redness of a keloid scar; however, they won’t necessarily shrink the scar.
Please contact our friendly team if you’re unsure about which type of scar you might have.
Laser scar treatments
At Skin Perfection, we are experienced in laser scar removal in London. We’ve helped patients minimise acne scars through acne scar treatment. As experts in skin care and laser treatments, we can advise you on the most effective scar treatment for your skin type and skin condition.
There are several laser treatments that can help severe acne scarring and other types of scars. The type of laser that will be suitable for you will depend on the size, depth and location of your scarring. You will require a test patch before laser treatment to assess your suitability.
Here at Skin Perfection, we have the following types of laser treatment:
Laser photo-facial skin rejuvenation
Laser photo-facial treatment works wonders for skin rejuvenation, providing you with healthy looking skin. It’s a great treatment for minimising acne scarring with little to no downtime.
For mild acne sufferers we suggest combining this laser treatment with a light skin peel. Whereas for more severe acne, an advanced skin peel works better. You’ll benefit from more advanced results. This is because the combination of treatments helps to address the acne and bacteria that causes spots and inflammation.
Laser skin resurfacing
Laser skin resurfacing treatment emits thousands of tiny beams of intense heat beneath the skin to stimulate the production of collagen. By doing this, it helps break down scarring and improves your skin’s overall tone and texture.
This form of laser therapy is often used to reduce post-surgical scarring and acne scarring. Laser skin resurfacing treatment works best on people with lighter skin tones and those who have pitted or atrophic acne scars. If you have a darker skin tone, you may benefit more from our micro-needling treatment.
LED light therapy
Dermalux LED Phototherapy is a laser treatment that uses pure light energy to help speed up the skin’s natural healing process. It has a trio of benefits for people suffering from acne or acne scarring.
Firstly, the blue light helps to address bacteria in the skin, then the yellow light stimulates the production of new collagen. Finally, the red light helps to balance the skin by soothing and reducing inflammation.
Our practitioners will talk you through which laser treatment or combination of treatments will work best for you. We’ll provide you with an affordable and tailored treatment package that will help you achieve the results you’re looking for.
What is the cost of laser treatment?
The cost of your laser treatment will depend on several factors. These include the type of scarring you have; the size of your scars and the area being treated. Our practitioners will guide you through your treatment options. They’ll develop a bespoke course of laser treatments for you to help address your scarring and provide skin rejuvenation.
You can find a full list of laser treatment prices and other acne scar treatments such as skin peels here.
Why choose Skin perfection for laser scar removal London?
At Skin Perfection in London, you’ll be in the safe hands of our practitioners who are experts in acne scarring treatment. With over 20 years of experience between them, our team can support you in reducing your acne scars or other forms of scarring for all skin types. They’ll help you achieve skin that looks refreshed and healthy looking.
The first step with us will be to attend a non-obligation consultation and skin test. This initial appointment will help our practitioners learn more about your type of scarring. It will also give you the chance to understand how laser scar treatments work and what results you are likely to achieve from it.
We provide a stress-free and welcoming environment. We want you to feel comfortable and confident through your time with us. You can be safe in the knowledge that we provide the highest levels of treatment and care to all our patients.
How to find our clinic
The clinic is in Oxford Circus, on Oxford Street, one of London’s busiest and most exciting shopping areas. Oxford Street is the world’s longest high street with plenty of opportunities to combine your visit to Skin Perfection with some retail therapy.
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.