Acne Scarring

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Acne-scarring

Acne scarring is characterised by a rough and pitted appearance.

At Cosmedics, we see many patients troubled by the after-effects of acne. Even after the acne itself has cleared, the scars can cause lasting disfigurement to the appearance of the skin, causing ongoing self-consciousness, low esteem and embarrassment.

Very often the scars are worst on the face, which means that they are visible. The fact that they affect the texture and smoothness of the skin makes them quite difficult to conceal with make-up, as it is the actual surface of the skin that is affected rather than a colouration issue.

Types of Acne Scars

Acne scars fall into 4 broad categories with different characteristics. A patient may have one predominent type of scarring, or a mixture of all four. Understanding the nature of the scars is importing in assessing the best possible treatment

“Ice pick”

“Boxcar”

  • Scars tend to be square shaped and may often be found on the cheeks and temples
  • Medical chemical peels can help to smoothe the surface of the skin

“Rolling”

  • Scars are wide but not deep, lending an uneven wavy surface to the skin
  • These respond well to microdermabrasion, laser or CACI treatment to improve the texture and surface of the skin

“Hypertrophic”

  • In this case, scars are raised and lumpy; formed by the more severe acne cysts or spots
  • These can be treated with a combination of techniques.

Acne Scarring Treatment

Treatment for acne scarring is not generally available on the NHS but the treatments above are available at private skin clinics such as Cosmedics in London.

Everybody’s skin is different. Researching online is very helpful to understanding the condition, but before selecting a treatment, it is best to have a consultation with a skin expert for advice on which treatment option or combination of treatments would be most effective.

Treating Acne

If the acne itself is still active, then treatment for that should take priority, as treating the acne will prevent the appearance of long-lasting scars. Talk to Cosmedics about the next steps for you.

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2 thoughts on “Acne Scarring

  1. Hi I got acne scars on my face it’s not an active acne but on my cheeks I don’t like to see them what’s the best treatment for it? Thnx

    1. Acne scarring can be difficult, but our doctors have had good results treating a patient’s acne scarring with a combination of dermal fillers and dermaroller microneedling as shown in before and after images on those pages. We also offer options such as microdermabrasion, chemical peels and laser skin treatments with our beauty therapists, which could be of assistance. If you’d like to email a photo of your scarring to info@cosmedics.co.uk, we will ask one of our team to give their advice on what can be achieved in your case.

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