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Facial acne treatment

Facial acne treatment

Cheek acne treatment

Cheek acne treatment

What Is Acne Scarring?

Acne scarring refers to the indentations on the skin that are left as permanent traces of severe acne. Acne scars are characterised by a rough and pitted appearance.

Acne Treatment

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.

“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 smoothen the surface of the skin

Types of Acne Scars

Understanding the nature of the scars is importing in assessing the best possible treatment

“Rolling”

  • Scars are wide but not deep, lending an uneven wavy surface to the skin
  • These can respond well to laser 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

Looking to get rid of acne scars for good?

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.

Skin Types

Everybody’s skin is different. Researching online is very helpful to understand 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.

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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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Treatment Time

The treatment time is approximately 15 minutes

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Recovery time

The recovery time is minimal. Any redness subsides in hours

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Results

The results will be visible in 3-7 days

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Results duration

The effects will last for 4-6 months

Our Prices

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TreatmentFor WomenFor Men
1 areas£250£250
2 areas£330£350
3 areas£380£395
Nefertiti neck/jowl lift*£150 or £100 as supplement
Jaw slimming*£300 or £250 as supplement
Consultation£50£50

Prices for treatments carried out in the same appointment as the consultation will include the £50 consultation fee (note: same day procedures are only undertaken where the procedure is deemed appropriate to do so AND the patient understands the full extent of the costs, risks and potential side effects and is consenting to proceed on that knowledge).

Also should you want to have your treatment at your initial visit and assessment it is the same doctor who will perform your treatment as we only have doctors performing BOTOX® injections.

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One of our dedicated Cosmedics advisors will call you back at a convenient time. You can trust our expertise with:

  • Over 17 years of medical excellence;
  • Affordable pricing & same day treatments;
  • Optimal Covid-19 health & safety;

Always found the Cosmedics team to be genuine, trustworthy and professional. I can honestly say that I have never felt in safer hands and would highly recommend them.

Hilary B

Find your nearest Acne Scarring clinic

Harley Street

41 Harley St
Marylebone
London
W1G 8QH

0207 386 0464
Putney

4 Disraeli Road
Putney
London
SW15 2DS

0208 246 4861
South Kensington

30 Thurloe Place
South Kensington
London
SW7 2JE

0207 386 0464
London City

City Walk-In Clinic
Ground Floor
Renown House
33–34 Bury Street
London
EC3A 5AR

0207 386 0464

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