Do not let acne scars affect the way you feel about your appearance. With laser treatment for acne scars in London, you can significantly reduce or even remove your acne scarring so that you see clearer-looking skin.
Why do so many people choose laser for their acne scar treatments? It is because laser treatment uses heat or light energy to break down scar tissue, while also stimulating collagen production. As a result, they help to smooth out acne scars, reduce their appearance and improve the overall look and feel of your skin.
If you are thinking about laser acne scarring treatment, you should also speak with a skincare expert first. Skin Perfection is one of the leading skin and laser clinics in London. We understand what treatments work best for different types of acne scars and skin types.
We work with our patients to develop a laser treatment plan that will help them achieve skin that looks smoother, healthier and more rejuvenated. Start your journey to the skin you want today by booking a consultation at our clinic.
What causes acne scarring?
Not everyone who suffers from acne breakouts will end up with acne scars. There’s no one universal reason as to why people develop acne scarring, but understanding the different causes can help in finding the best treatment option for you.
One of the main causes of acne scarring is inflammation that occurs during acne breakouts. You are more prone to this if you suffer from severe acne that results in inflamed blemishes such as nodules, pimples and cysts. This type of acne can even damage your surrounding skin tissue.
If you have severe acne, it is best to consult with your doctor or a dermatologist to discuss treatment options. The longer you leave this type of acne, the more likely you are to develop acne scars.
Another common cause of acne scars is the ageing process. As we get older, we start to lose levels of collagen in our skin. We need our skin to produce production to help the skin repair itself after damage or an injury. However, when our skin starts to produce too little or too much it can result in acne scars forming.
The types of acne scars
To find the best option to treat acne scars, it is first important to know what type of acne scarring you have.
There are a few different forms of acne scarring and some types of acne scars are more difficult to treat than others.
Keloid scars and hypertrophic acne scars
Hypertrophic scars and keloid scars are two common types of acne scar that come from the acne healing process.
If you have this type of acne scar, you will see raised lumps of scar tissue on the skin. you are more likely to see these where your skin is thicker. For example, on your chest, back and around the jawline.
Keloid scars are larger than the site of the acne, whereas hypertrophic scars are the same size. You are more likely to develop this type of acne scarring if you have a darker skin type.
Atrophic scars have an indented appearance and form when the acne scar heals below the skin’s surface. This means that the skin is unable to build new and healthy skin tissue to help in the healing process. You may also see this type of scar form after having chickenpox.
Atrophic acne scars can be box-like, also known as boxcar scars, they can look like ice pick indents (ice pick scars), or they can create a wavy texture on the skin (rolling scars).
Ice pick scars form when your skin does not produce enough collagen during the body’s natural healing process. This creates pits or depressions in your skin. Rolling scars on the overhand happen when bands of scar tissue form underneath your skin. This is what creates the rolling appearance.
If you are unsure about what type of acne scars you have and how best to treat them, please contact our London clinic to book a consultation.
What is the best laser acne scar treatment in London?
With so much information out there on treating acne scars, how do you know which is the best treatment for you? This is where our skin experts at Skin Perfection can help.
We will look at your acne scars and discuss which treatment will work best on your skin to give you the best results. Our treatment options include:
Laser skin resurfacing treatment
Laser resurfacing treatment uses laser heat energy to improve the appearance of your acne scars. It does this by targeting and removing the damaged layers of skin and promoting the growth of healthy new skin cells. It also works by promoting collagen production to reduce acne scarring.
It can address most types of acne scars, but also works to improve your skin texture and tone and can tackle skin pigmentation.
Laser skin resurfacing is best for people with lighter skin tones. If you have a darker skin tone, our microneedling treatment is a great alternative for treating your acne scars.
Laser photo-facial skin rejuvenation
The laser photo-facial treatment uses advanced laser technology to target and stimulate the skin’s natural healing process. This helps to give you smooth skin and a more even and radiant complexion. It works by using light energy to penetrate the deeper layers of your skin and kick-start collagen production. With a course of treatment, you will see a reduction in acne scarring.
This laser treatment is also a great option for reducing redness and inflation, while also shrinking pore sizes. For this reason, it works well on active acne, as well as a way to prevent future acne outbreaks.
Dermalux LED light therapy
LED light therapy uses different wavelengths of light to target specific skin conditions including acne scars. The pure light energy helps to stimulate collagen and elastin production, but it also has other benefits too. The blue light can help target the bacteria that leads to an acne breakout, while the infrared light calms inflammation and improves your skin tone.
Most patients see benefits from having LED light therapy. What’s more, the treatment is comfortable and there is minimal downtime. This means you can go back to work after your treatment.
Does acne scarring treatment hurt?
You will find that most of our scar removal treatments are comfortable. Certain laser treatments are relatively pain-free and require very little downtime.
With laser skin resurfacing, you may feel like a small rubber band is flicking against you. If you have sensitive skin, we can apply a numbing cream to the treatment area to make the session more comfortable for you.
Start your London acne scar treatment with an in-depth consultation
Take your first steps to reducing your acne scars with a team who have over 20 years’ experience in providing skin treatments that deliver real results. We pride ourselves on providing clear and honest advice so we can meet your skin goals. This starts with a consultation at our clinic in London.
At your consultation, your practitioner will assess your skin and do a skin health check. This includes looking at your acne scarring to see what treatment or combination of treatments will work best.
We will also talk you through our acne scar treatments so you understand how they work and what you can expect during treatment. It is also your chance to ask us any questions you might have so that you feel confident in your decision to choose Skin Perfection for laser treatment.
Finding our London laser clinic
The Skin Perfection clinic is in Oxford Circus, just off 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.