Laser skin resurfacing for scarring London
Scarring that occurs as a result of acne, stretch marks or other skin traumas can make you feel less comfortable in your own skin. Laser skin resurfacing for scarring in London can help reduce these scars and provide full skin rejuvenation.
At Skin Perfection, we specialise in laser treatments for scarring in London, including to treat acne scars. From the moment you enter our skin clinic, you will be in safe hands. We have experience helping patients with scar treatment, giving their skin a healthy boost.
Our aim is to help you achieve the results you want, so you feel good about the skin you’re in. Why not start your journey to fresher and healthier looking skin by booking a consultation with one of our practitioners.
Acne scarring and other types of scars
Scar tissue forms as part of the wound healing process. Where the skin is damaged from surgery or injury, collagen builds up to help strengthen the wound. This process of new collagen forming can continue for several months, which can lead to scars raising or becoming lumpy.
But not all scars are the same. They can be nothing more than faint lines, or equally they can look like hollow dents (pitted scars) or raised skin. Understanding what type of scarring you have is the first step to deciding whether laser skin resurfacing treatment will work for you.
Below are the most common types of scars:
- Acne scars – which occur when acne breakouts damage the tissue below the skin’s surface. Acne forms when dead skin cells, bacteria and sebum become trapped beneath the skin and become infected. Scarring can occur from mild acne all the way through to cystic acne, which can cause severe acne scarring.
- Hypertrophic scars – are the thick, raised scars that build around an injury or wound. Hypertrophic scars can continue to thicken for up to six months. After this point, they usually start to fade or flatten out.
- Atrophic scars – also known as pitted scars. These are the most common acne scars. They occur when a wound heals below the surface of the skin. Atrophic scars tend to need a course of treatments, which may include laser treatment.
- Keloid scars – occur when too much collagen builds around a wound and causes an overgrowth of scar tissue. A keloid scar not only affects the site of the wound, but the surrounding skin too. People with darker skin types tend to develop keloid scars.
Laser treatment for acne scars and laser scar removal London
Finding the right acne scar treatment can feel overwhelming. At Skin perfection we provide various types of laser treatment for laser scar removal in London.
From laser skin resurfacing to laser photo facial treatment, here are the different options for acne scarring treatment:
Laser resurfacing treatment
What – a fractional laser resurfacing treatment emits tiny beams of intense heat below the surface of the skin to promote collagen production.
Why – helps to reduce acne scars and post-surgical scars. It is also effective in improving your skin texture and tone.
Who – works better on people with lighter skin tones. It’s also an effective laser treatment if you have pitted acne scarring.
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Laser photo facial treatment
What – a cool tip laser treatment which fires optimised pulsed light to target skin conditions such as acne scars and post inflammatory hyperpigmentation.
Why – reduces the appearance of scarring, redness and pigmentation. It helps to even out your skin tone and make your skin look healthier.
Who – An ideal laser treatment for anyone with mild acne scars. For more severe acne scarring, you may need to combine this with a course of skin peels.
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LED light therapy treatment
What – uses pure light energy to accelerate the body’s wound healing response.
Why – it has three main benefits for patients suffering with acne and acne scars. These include; fighting acne causing bacteria, boosting collagen production and calming inflamed skin.
Who – perfect for people with acne, acne scarring, rosacea and those looking to reduce the effects of ageing.
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Am I suitable for laser skin resurfacing treatment in London?
At your consultation, our practitioners will walk you through each of the laser treatments we have. They will also assess your acne scars or other forms of scarring to see which treatment will work best for you.
Before you go ahead with any laser treatment, you will need to do a patch test. This will help to assess your skin type and whether you will be suitable for laser treatment.
Some laser treatments are not suitable for darker skin types. However, we do offer other treatments such as chemical peels which can help to rejuvenate your skin.
Some laser treatments are not suitable for darker skin types. However, we do offer other treatments such as chemical peels which can help to rejuvenate your skin. We may suggest having a combination of laser treatment and skin peels to help provide you with even better results.
Choose laser skin resurfacing specialists in London
Place your trust in our award-winning team of laser treatment experts in London. We help patients find the best scar removal treatment for them, so they can reduce the signs of scarring, while giving their skin some much needed rejuvenation.
The standards of our laser treatments are set and monitored by our Laser Protection Advisor and medical professionals. This shows our dedication to putting the safety and wellbeing of our patients first. We want you to get the most out of your laser treatment, so that you leave us feeling good on the inside as well looking good on the outside.
How to find our skin clinic
Our clinic is based near one of London’s busiest shopping areas – Oxford Street. We are well connected to all parts of London via the tube network. Our nearest tube station is Oxford Circus, which is only a two minute walk to Skin Perfection.
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.