Acne scars can make you feel less confident in your skin. Thankfully, there are ways to treat acne scars to help reduce their appearance. Microneedling for acne scars is a great option to help you minimise blemishes and improve your skin texture.
As one of the leading laser and skin care clinics in London, we are experts in helping our patients treat acne and acne scarring. We take the time to get to know you and your skin concerns. This way, we can develop a tailored course of acne scar treatments that will work for you.
From moderate acne scars to more severe acne scarring, we can help you achieve smoother and brighter-looking skin through microneedling treatment. Take your first step by contacting our friendly team today to book your consultation.
What causes acne scarring?
Acne affects men and women of all ages. Acne scars tend to develop after a complication with acne. While any spot can lead to scar scars, they are more common in people with severe acne breakouts such as cystic acne. This is because cystic acne causes bumps to form underneath your skin which can burst and damage the surrounding skin.
There are different types of scars and not all acne scars look the same. You may develop scars that are pitted or indented beneath your skin tissue.
Another type of acne scarring is when you see raised lumps of scar tissue. This is also recognised as keloid scars or hypertrophic scars which form as a result of the acne healing process.
You may also want to know – are acne scars permanent? Mild acne is unlikely to cause acne scars. However, if you pick or squeeze your acne this can result in permanent scarring.
The main types of acne scars
If you suffer from severe acne breakouts, you are likely to develop atrophic acne scars. The three main types of atrophic post-acne scars are:
Acne scars that look like craters within the skin. They can be round or oval in shape and typically form on the cheeks and across the jawline.
Ice pick acne scars
Acne scars that look like a narrow, sharp object has pierced your skin. You are likely to see ice pick scars on your cheeks.
Rolling acne scars can vary in depth. They are the results of bands of scar tissue that form under the skin. They give your skin an uneven appearance and appear mostly on your cheeks.
Treating acne scars
For mild or moderate acne scars such as keloid scarring, a course of laser resurfacing or laser therapy treatment can be a great option. Laser resurfacing works best on newer acne scars rather than older scarring. Laser treatments are also suitable for helping to reduce the appearance of surgical scars.
For atrophic scars, you may need a combination of microneedling treatments and chemical peels. You will also need a longer course of treatment to see a reduction in your acne scars. Your practitioner will talk you through your treatment options during your consultation.
How does microneedling treat acne scars?
Microneedling for acne scars is a popular way to help break down scar tissue and reduce the appearance of acne scarring.
Skin needling or microneedling works by using tiny needles to puncture the skin. By doing this, it helps to stimulate collagen production in your skin. This is why the treatment is also known as collagen induction therapy.
As we age, our skin does not produce collagen at the same rate as when we are younger. This causes our skin to look more fragile and thin. Microneedling helps to produce new collagen, which helps to improve your skin texture and plump or smooth out acne scars.
At Skin Perfection, we use the Dermapen microneedling device. Dermapen offers a faster and more comfortable treatment experience than the traditional derma-roller method. It also allows your practitioner to target smaller areas of your face and treat your acne scars more precisely.
What are the benefits of microneedling?
Aside from helping to reduce scarring, microneedling is effective in:
- Treating active acne
- Reducing oil production
- Minimising fine lines and wrinkles
- Helping to treat an uneven skin tone and uneven skin texture
- Providing full skin rejuvenation for a glowing complexion
- Works on all skin types including darker skin tones
How many microneedling sessions will I need?
This will depend on the level of acne scarring that you need to treat. On average, our patients have around 6 microneedling sessions. At your consultation, your practitioner will assess your skin and work with you to develop a course of treatment that will provide you with the best results.
Choose the experts in acne scar treatments
If you’re looking for a skin clinic that understands how to achieve great results from acne scar treatments, look no further than Skin Perfection in London. Our team has over 20 years’ experience in treating a range of skin conditions including acne scars and blemished skin.
We are passionate about helping you achieve glowing skin. We provide an in-depth consultation where we can get to know you and your skin, while also giving you the chance to ask any questions you have. From this, we work with you to develop a treatment package that is affordable and helps to reduce your acne scars.
From microneedling to skin peels and laser treatments, we will find the perfect solution to your skin concerns. But don’t just take our word for it, check out what some of our patients have been saying about their treatment experience.
How to find us
Our clinic is based next to 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.
Tel: 020 7629 4116
Arriving by train
The nearest mainline station is Euston, and the Oxford Circus tube station is a short walk